Our Family Genealogy Pages

Discovering our American, Canadian and European Ancestors

Mary Rebecca Ames

Mary Rebecca Ames

Female 1922 - 2009  (87 years)

 Set As Default Person    

Personal Information    |    Notes    |    All

  • Name Mary Rebecca Ames 
    Born 17 Feb 1922  Richland township, new york Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1 Dec 2009 
    Age 87 years 
    Person ID I54423  stewartsny.com
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 

    Father Ancestors Earl David Ames,   b. 4 Jul 1894, Richland, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1957  (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ancestors Grace Elizabeth Fox,   b. 25 Sep 1889, Little Falls, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1962  (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 13 Dec 1919  Oswego, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12247  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family William J. Murray, Jr.,   d. 2001 
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2021 
    Family ID F12817  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Class of 1939 PACS
      Mary Murray
      New Hampshire Union Leader/New Hampshire Sunday News (Manchester, NH) (Published as New Hampshire Sunday News (Manchester, NH)) - December 6, 2009Browse Issues
      NEW LONDON - Mary (Ames) Murray, 87, of Fenwood Commons, died Dec. 1, 2009, at The Clough Center in New London from lung cancer.

      She was born in Richland, N.Y., on Feb. 17, 1922, the daughter of Earl and Grace (Fox) Ames. She graduated from Pulaski High School in 1940 and then attended business school in Syracuse, N.Y., before working for Crouse-Hines and then Surface Combustion Corp., where she met her husband, Bill, in early 1942 and married him later that year at the age of 20. They were married for 58 years.

      She lived a mobile life in Syracuse, Philadelphia, Toledo, Ohio, Basking Ridge, N.J., and New City, Colonie and Indian Lake, N.Y., where she lived for 30 years. In 2004 she moved to New London, where she made many good friends for which she was very grateful.

      In her younger years, she enjoyed horseback riding and skiing. Later, she became an avid golfer, playing several days a week until the age of 85 when she became ill. Those who knew her recognized her intense passion for the game. She loved entertaining and parties with friends and family.

      Her husband, William J. Murray II, died in 2001.


      IN HER LIFE: She was proud of her many years of volunteering. During World War II she volunteered for the American Red Cross in Syracuse. Later she was an active participant in PTAs, served as a Cub Scout Den Mother, and chaired the annual church bazaar for the Nevil Memorial Church of St. George in Oakmont, Pa. She served as a hospital volunteer in Toledo, Ohio. Later she served as a volunteer dispatcher for the Indian Lake Volunteer Ambulance Corps, where her husband served as an EMT and ambulance driver. She also delivered Meals on Wheels with her husband.

      Members of her family surviving include a son, William J. Murray III, and daughter-in-law, Judy Murray, of Marblehead, Mass.; a brother, Lawrence Fox Ames and his wife, Joan Ames, of Indian Lake, N.Y.; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly. She was predeceased by her brother, Walter Ames, and sister, Juanita Hiltz.


      SERVICES: Services will be held at the convenience of the family in Blue Mountain Lake, N.Y., during the summer of 2010. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Indian Lake Volunteer Ambulance Corps, P.O. Box 39, Indian Lake, N.Y. 12842-0039. To sign an online guest book, please visit www.chadwickfuneralservice.com.