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Murl Edwin 'Merle' Backus

Male 1882 - 1932  (50 years)


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  • Name Murl Edwin 'Merle' Backus 
    Born 19 Apr 1882  Smethport, McKean, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Manager at Atlantic Refining Co. 
    Cause of Death Suicide 
    Died 7 Nov 1932  Smethport, McKean, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age 50 years 
    Buried 9 Nov 1932  Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport, McKean, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I27043  Backus Genealogy | Backus Family
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2019 

    Father John Couch Backus,   b. 13 Mar 1817, Lee, Berkshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Oct 1888, Smethport, McKean, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Mary Almira Windsor,   b. 27 Dec 1842, Franklinville, Cattaraugus, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1930, Conewago Twp, Warren, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1860 
    Family ID F11920  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rena May Ostrander,   b. 19 Nov 1889, Oneonta, Otsego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1924, Smethport, McKean, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1914  Hornell, Steuben, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 11 Aug 2014 
    Family ID F11922  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 19 Apr 1882 - Smethport, McKean, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Dec 1914 - Hornell, Steuben, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 7 Nov 1932 - Smethport, McKean, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 9 Nov 1932 - Rose Hill Cemetery, Smethport, McKean, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    New York, County Marriages, 1908-1935
    New York, County Marriages, 1908-1935
    Source Citation: New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Certificate and Record of Marriage, 1908-1935.
    Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967
    Pennsylvania, Death Certificates, 1906-1967
    Source Citation: Pennsylvania. Death Certificates, 1906–1967. Records of the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Record Group 11. Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

    Headstones
    Murl Edwin - Rena May Ostrander Backus
    Murl Edwin - Rena May Ostrander Backus
    Find A Grave: Murl
    Find A Grave: Rena
    Plot: Section: 4 448

    Military
    US World War I Draft Registration Card 1917-1918
    US World War I Draft Registration Card 1917-1918
    Source Citation: Registration State: Pennsylvania; Registration County: McKean; Roll: 1894017; Draft Board: 2.

    Newspaper Articles
    Woman held for death of daughter-in-law
    Woman held for death of daughter-in-law
    The Intelligencer Journal, Lancaster, Pennsylvania - Sat 8 Nov 1924
    Murl Backus Dies
    Murl Backus Dies
    The McKean County Democrat, Smethport, Pennsylvania - 10 Nov 1932
    Murl Backus Dies - Part 2
    Murl Backus Dies - Part 2
    The McKean County Democrat, Smethport, Pennsylvania - 10 Nov 1932

    Obituaries
    Obituary
    Obituary
    The Kane Republican, Kane, Pennsylvania - Tue 8 Nov 1932

    1900 US Census
    1900 US Census
    1900 US Census
    Source Citation: Year: 1900; Census Place: Smethport, McKean, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1439; Page: 14A; Enumeration District: 0124; FHL microfilm: 1241439.

    1910 US Census
    1910 US Census
    1910 US Census
    Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Smethport, McKean, Pennsylvania; Roll: T624_1374; Page: 11B; Enumeration District: 0139; FHL microfilm: 1375387.

    1920 US Census
    1920 US Census
    1920 US Census
    Source Citation: Year: 1920; Census Place: Smethport, McKean, Pennsylvania; Roll: T625_1600; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 147; Image: 547.

    1930 US Census
    1930 US Census
    1930 US Census
    Source Citation: Year: 1930; Census Place: Conewango, Warren, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2153; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 0007; Image: 681.0; FHL microfilm: 2341887.


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