Martha (Myra) Murray
Martha (Myra) Murray
Date of Birth 29 October 1871
Place of Residence 'Dunira' 102 Tamar Street Launceston Tasmania Australia
Spouses Name Arthur Newton Hutchison
Childrens Names Geoffrey Arthur James, Ellaline Martha Esme & Reginald George Murray

Martha Murray (usually called Myra) was born on 29 Oct 1871 at Evandale, the fifth daughter of Andrew Carmichael Murray (1824-1886) and Elizabeth Reid who were married on 21 May 1851. Myra married Arthur Newton Hutchison on 19 Apr 1906. The couple had three children: Geoffrey Arthur James, 1907-1990; Ellaline Martha Esme, 1910-1975 and Reginald George Murray, born 1914. The children were all born at 'Dunira', 102 Tamar Street, where Myra's aunt Margaret Annabella Murray had been Principal of a ladies' school for several years and where Myra also lived for a time prior to her marriage.

Myra was the main beneficiary of the estates of two of her aunts, Margaret Murray and Martha Lyne (nee Murray) who are also in the Family Album. Myra died aged 76 on 24 Sep 1949 and was buried at Carr Villa in Section C3 No. 328. Her husband Arthur had died on 13 Apr 1944.

Prue McCausland May 2010