Thurtell and Related Families
Thurtell and Related Families


Notes for Ada Georgina MURRAY

According to the History of the Thurtell Family done by Susan Persia Thurtell about 1968, Ada Thurtell married (1) Tom Moltke and (2) Herbert Murray and had one child by her first marriage, Mary. The information is all from the large family tree done by Harriet Thurtell about 1900 that goes all the way back to James Thurtell, who died January 19, 1801, at age 63.

Information received from Peter Murray in 1997 shows that Ada's name was actually Ada Georgina Murray, since her grandfather had changed the family name to Murray. His information shows that Ada Georgina Murray, the only child of George and Harriet (Southey) Murray, was born March 20, 1862, and died October 14, 1949. She married for the first time in the Dutch Reformed Church at Aberdeen, Cape Province, in 1887, Rudolph Leopold von Moltke, who died in 1890 (or 1895?). She married for the second time on December 9, 1897, her first cousin Herbert Howard Murray, (born May 22, 1871, and died May 14, 1953), A.M.I. who was a consulting mechanical engineer in East London. Herbert was the youngest son of Alfred and Ann (Pears) Murray.

Rudolph and Ada (Murray) von Moltke had one child, and Herbert and Ada (Murray) Murray had three children. Ada and Herbert collected the information and compiled the enormous Thurtell and Everitt Pedigrees which sparked the interest of later members of the family in the family history. As a gardener, Ada was author of a well known book, "Carnation Growing in South Africa."

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