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John Dobbins MurrellRoster ID 1835
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1874|
|Biography & Genealogy:||John Dobbins Murrell, Class of 1874: Born- March 24, 1854 in Lynchburg, Va. Father- John William Murrell of Lynchburg; Mother- Mary Ann Hart from Banks of the Hudson N.Y. Pat. Grandfather- David Gamble Murrell; Pat. Grandmother- Alice Tate (both of Lynchburg). Mat. Grandfather- Rev. William Hart; Mat. Grandmother- Lydia Moore (both of New York). Married- Mildred Powell Whitehead, daughter of Col. Thomas Whitehead of Amherst Co. Va. Children- Dr. Thomas Whitehead Murrell of Richmond, Va. Entered VMI- Sept. 10, 1870; Dropped out Oct. 13, 1871. Career- Newspaper Editor for Richmond Times Dispatch; had also worked at a post office in Lynchburg for five years. Died- Aug. 4, 1918 in Richmond, Va.|