Charles M. Murdock [RG1251.AM]


RG1251.AM:  Charles M. Murdock, 1843-1924

Correspondence: 1865-1886
Blue Springs and Wymore, Gage County, Nebraska: Land agent
Size: One folder


Born in Pennsylvania on August 29, 1843, Charles M. Murdock came to Nebraska with his parents in 1857.  Murdock’s father was one of the first missionaries to the Otoe Indians.  After a time the family moved to Missouri.  When the Civil War started, Murdock moved to Kansas where he enlisted in the 9th Kansas Cavalry.  He served in Co. K until his discharge in 1865.  After the war he served in the Kansas State Militia and took part in several campaigns against the Indians.

Murdock married Jane Pasko at Washington, Kansas, on March 25, 1868.  The couple had six children.  He moved with his family to Blue Springs, Nebraska, in 1874.  After seven years the family moved to Wymore.  Murdock worked as a land agent for the Lincoln Land Company dealing with right-of-way issues for the Burlington Railroad.  He filed the plat for the City of Wymore in May of 1881.  Murdock organized a battery of artillery at Blue Springs and commanded Co. A of the newly formed Nebraska National Guard.

Charles M. Murdock died on February 3, 1924, and was buried in Wymore Cemetery.


The collection consists of one folder containing correspondence sent to Charles Murdock.  The letters date from 1865-1886 and mostly relate to the collection of fees for various land transactions.  One or two personal letters from friends are included.  Also included is one page regarding the creation of the Taxpayers’ Protective Association of the City of Wymore (undated).

Subject headings:

Blue Springs (Neb.) — History
Gage County (Neb.) — History
Murdock, Charles M., 1843-1924
Taxpayers’ Protective Association (Wymore, Neb.)
Wymore (Neb.) — History

TMM     03-13-2018

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