Master Walter Murray

Walter Murray, 4, was the son of James and Margaret Murray of Chicago, Illinois, United States.  Even though Walter was born in the United States and entitled to United States citizenship, he was traveling on a British passport that he was entitled to through his mother's heritage.  His family lived at 6853 South Green Street with Charles Young and his wife, Elizabeth.  Both Mr. Murray and Mr. Young were employed by the Chicago City Railways Company and did not sail with Margaret, Walter, and Elizabeth on Lusitania’s last crossing. Margaret and Walter were traveling on Lusitania to return to Scotland to visit Margaret’s mother, who lived in Castlegate, Lannark.  Margaret had not been back to Scotland in 8 years, and at the time of the voyage.  Elizabeth Young traveled with the mother and child.  All three were lost in the Lusitania sinking. The Saturday, 8 May 1915, New York Times, names Margaret, Walter, and Elizabeth as being from Memphis, Tennessee, or who had, at least, had booked passage in Memphis, while mentioning that their husbands were employed by Chicago City Railways Company. Contributors: Judith Tavares References: New York Times, Saturday, 8 May 1915. Daily Missoulian, Sunday, 16 May 1915, page 3.  

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