Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Shelbyville  News
Monday March 19, 1951
          Mrs. Cora Murdock, age 74, died suddenly before noon today at 128 West Mechanic Street, the home of  Mrs. John D. DePrez  with whom she had resided for the last four years.  Mrs. Murdock had not been ill. Death apparently was caused by a paralytic stroke.
          She was born in Union township the daughter of  George W. and Mary (Brown) Rice.  She was the widow of  Isaac Murdock  whose death occurred in 1942.  She is survived by a brother,  Herman Rice, of east of this city, and two step-sons,  James Murdock  of Manilla and  Albert Gahimer  of Indianapolis.
          Funeral services will be announced later by the Carmony Funeral Home of this city.

Tuesday March 20, 1951
          Last rites have been arranged for Mrs. Cora E. Murdock, local woman who died suddenly Monday morning at 128 W. Mechanic St., the home of  Mrs. John Day DePrez where she had resided for the past four years. Mrs. Murdock, who was 73 years of age, had not been ill and death was attributed to a heart attack by Coroner Roger F. Whitcomb.
          The funeral services will be held at the Carmony Funeral Home Thursday at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Jesse J. McKeny officiating.  Interment will be at the Bennett cemetery.
          The daughter of  George W. and Mary Ann (Brown) Rice, Mrs. Murdock was born in Union township on August 10, 1877.  With the exception of 20 years in Manilla, she had spent her entire life in Shelby county and was a member of the Rays Crossing Christian Union Church.
          On January 1, 1913 she was married to  John W. Gahimer whose death occurred in 1930. On October 28, 1933 she was married to  Isaac Murdock  and he preceded her in death in 1942.  She is survived by a brother  Herman L. Rice  of east of this city; two step-sons,  Albert N. Gahimer  of Indianapolis and  James Murdock  of this city, and several nieces and nephews.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Thursday August 20, 1942
Isaac Murdock, 72, died at
Local Hospital Wednesday;
Funeral at Manilla Friday
          Isaac Murdock, age 72, nominated in the spring as a Republican candidate for city councilman-at-large, died at 5:00 a.m. Wednesday at the Major hospital.  Death was caused by a complication of diseases. Mr. Murdock had been ill since July 13, and became seriously ill last Saturday, when he was taken from his home at 125 east Mechanic street to the hospital.
          He was born on January 6, 1870, in Ripley county, but spent most of his life in Shelby and Rush counties.  For 25 years he was a mail carrier in Manilla and for 15 years operated a huckster wagon at Blue Ridge.  He was married to  Mrs. Cora E. Gahimer  on October 28, 1933, and moved to Shelbyville three years ago.
Three  Children  Survive
          Survivors with the widow are three children by a former marriage. They are  Maggie Murdock, of Rushville; George Murdock, of Madison, and James Murdock, of Dayton, Ohio. One granddaughter also survives.
          Mr. Murdock was a member of the Manilla Methodist church and the Manilla Masonic lodge.
          Funeral services will be held at the D.E. Carmony funeral chapel in Manilla Friday with Rev. Robert Walker, pastor of the Manilla Methodist church, officiating.  Burial will be in the Bennett Cemetery in charge of Mr. Carmony.  It has been asked that flowers please be omitted.
Contributed by Barb Huff

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Monday November 11, 1929
John Murdock, Who Lived Here For Forty Years,
Died Monday Morning
          John Murdock, aged sixty-five, formerly a resident of Shelbyville and engaged in the lumber business here for many years, died Monday morning at eight o’clock at his home, 6056 Dewey Avenue, Indianapolis.
          Mr. Murdock was born in Shelbyville and had lived in this city for forty years.  He had been engaged in the lumber and planning mill business here with his brother.  He was widely known in the city and county among the older residents.  Mr. Murdock was the son of  McGavin and  Mary Murdock, and was born in Shelbyville September 30, 1864.  He was married January 1, 1893 to  Emma E. Ivie, who was a resident of Shelbyville.  Mr. Murdock was a member of the Irvington Methodist Episcopal church, and was also a member of the Odd Fellows and Modern Woodmen Lodges of this city.
          He is survived by the widow, two sisters,  Mrs. T. N. Sykes, of Shelbyville, and  Mrs. Smith Worden, of Southport, and three brothers,  James  and  McGavin Murdock, of Indianapolis, and  Robert Murdock  of Washington, Indiana.
          Funeral services will be held at the home in Indianapolis Wednesday afternoon at one-thirty o’clock.  Burial will be in Forest Hill cemetery, Ralph J. Edwards in charge.
Contributed by Barb Huff

A  Shelbyville  Newspaper
Thursday, December 22, 1921
(From Friday's Daily)
          Word was received here this afternoon of the death of  Mrs. Gertrude Murdock,  40 years old, who died at her home in Fort Branch, Gibson county, Indiana, early this morning.  The news of her death comes as a great shock to her many friends and relatives in this city as no one knew of her illness.  The body will be brought here for burial, the funeral arrangements to be announced later by Stewart & Fix, funeral directors.
          Mrs. Murdock was the widow of  Hughie Murdock,  who was at one time a resident of Shelbyville.  The Murdock family was in former years owners of a large lumber yard and factory and extensive city properties and was very prominent.  Mrs. Murdock, before her marriage was  Miss Gertrude Wallace.  Her husband preceded her in death about nine years ago.  She was a woman of admirable character and with her pleasing perosonality made friends wherever she went.  She is survived by one son,  Tate Murdock  and a number of relatives who reside in this county.  Mrs. Agnes Sykes  of west Hendricks street, was a sister-in-law.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Daily  Democrat
Saturday September 9, 1893
Page 1 column 6
          McGavin Murdoch  died at his residence on East Washington street, Thursday evening, September 7th, 1893, at 10 o’clock p.m.  He was born in Scotland July 29, 1826, his parents were  George and  Agnes Murdoch.  He came to America in 1840, and settled in Ohio in 1845.  He went to Pittsburgh where he learned the machinist trade, and afterwards engaged in steam boating and railroading.  He came to Shelbyville in 1855, where he has since resided.  He engaged in the saw mill business; his mill was burned in 1864, and the same year he bought the  James Lindsay  mill.  He was married in 1858 to  Miss Mary Rebstock, who died in 1865; to this union three children were born,  George,  Agnes  and  John.  In 1867 he married  Miss Ellen J. Aue,  of Ohio.  By this marriage are five children,  Charlotte,  Robert,  McGavin,  Hugh  and  James A. Murdoch.  Mr. Murdoch had made his own way in the world and had become one of the wealthy men of this city and one of the leading lumber merchants in this part of the State.  He was a Mason and a Knight Templar, Baldwin Commandery, No. 2.  His remains will be buried Sunday September 9th at 3 o’clock p.m. at the City Cemetery.
Contributed by Barb Huff

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