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CULBERTSON, John Murray Schütz[1]

Male 1883 - 1946  (62 years)


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  • Name CULBERTSON, John Murray Schütz 
    Nickname Murray 
    Born 27 Dec 1883  Avena, St Mary Cray, Orpington, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Feb 1946  St Mary The Virgin Church, West Malling, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St Mary The Virgin Church, West Malling, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • John Murray Schutz CULBERTSON Born at "Avena" Albert Road, St Mary Cray, Orpington, Kent.
    • Announced in The Times on Saturday, July 20, 1889. See ref 3 Photo taken by E Davey Lavender, Portrait and Equestrian Studios, Tweedy Buildings, Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent (opposite grand entrance to Bromley Palace). Has Murray Culbertson written on back of card. Shows Murray as a young baby about 18mths to 2yrs old. Born with only one arm, but despite this major handicap managed to gain a place in the 1st X1 cricket team at St Edwards School, Oxford and then became an accomplished big game hunter in Mesopotamia. Alligator bags & suitcases still exist.
    • Paper clippings of J.M.S. show him playing tennis Dated London: Tuesday, June 10, 1919 Lawn tennis with one arm By a curious coincidence two one-armed players, Mr Bignell and Mr Culverson, were drawn together in the first round of the Kent Lawn Tennis Championships Tournament, which opened at Beckenham yesterday. We give portraits of the two gallant rivals, Mr Bignell on the left and Mr Culverson on the right.
    • Paper clipping "Daily Mail" Photographs with "One armed playes in Kent Lawn Tennis Tournament. Culverson (left) and Bignold (right), each of whom has lost an arm, playing together yesterday. It is believed that he became depressed in later life and may well have thrown himself under a tram in West Malling, Kent to kill himself.
    • In Memoriam paper clipping reads CULBERTSON, J.Murray S., A.M.I.C.E. - In treasured happy memory of a loving and beloved son, sadly missed. Mother. (Dated by hand Feb 6 1947)
    • In Memoriam paper clipping reads CULBERTSON, J.M.S. - Feb. 6, 1946. Daily you are with me, dear Son. In treasured memories of your love and courage. - Mother
    • In Memoriam paper clipping reads CULBERTSON, J.M.S. - Feb. 6, 1946. In my heart are treasured memories of your love and courage and each day I bless you and remember. - Mother. (Not date but at least 1948) [1]
    • Buried in N.E. corner of lower graveyard
    Person ID I11  Culbertsons
    Last Modified 18 May 2018 

    Father CULBERTSON, John,   b. 18 Feb 1855, Sligo Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1933, Avena, St Mary Cray, Orpington, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother SCHÜTZ, Florence,   b. 1859, Manchester, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1951, 13 Gunnersbury Avenue, Ealing Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 6 Mar 1883  St John the Evangelist Church, Darwen, Lancashire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • John Culbertson, grain merchant of 12 The Grove, Boltons, South Kensington
      Florence Schutz of Lowe Hill, Darwen
      Witnesses Susannah Schutz & Eccles Shorrock junior
    Notes 
    • 1911 Census - Living at Avena, Anglesea Road, St Mary Cray, Kent. A private house with 10 rooms. Servant Gertrude Eden, aged 37yrs married for 18yrs, born in Claydon, Suffolk [2]
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Dec 1883 - Avena, St Mary Cray, Orpington, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Feb 1946 - St Mary The Virgin Church, West Malling, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St Mary The Virgin Church, West Malling, Kent Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    John Murray Schütz Culbertson as a baby
    John Murray Schütz Culbertson as a baby
    Photocard with hand written annotation Murray Culbertson
    Produced by E Davey Lavender, Tweedy Buildings, Widmore Road, Bromley, Kent opposite Grand entrance to Bromley Palace
    1st XI cricket team at St Edwards' School, Oxford in 1901
    1st XI cricket team at St Edwards' School, Oxford in 1901
    John Murray Schütz Culbertson sitting on ground on left
    John Murray Schütz Culbertson
    John Murray Schütz Culbertson
    Photo

    Documents
    Photocard Birth announcement from The Times for John Murray Schütz Culbertson
    Photocard Birth announcement from The Times for John Murray Schütz Culbertson
    Born 27 Dec 1883 at Avena, St Mary Cray
    Father John Culbertson
    Census 5 Apr 1891
    Census 5 Apr 1891
    At Avena, John Culbertson age 36yrs Secretary to London Produce Comp. born Ireland
    Florence age 31yrs born Manchester
    John M. S. 7yrs born Orpington, Kent
    Robert B. 1yr born Orpington, Kent

    Headstones
    John Murray Schütz Culbertson's grave
St Mary the Virgin Church, West Malling, Kent
    John Murray Schütz Culbertson's grave St Mary the Virgin Church, West Malling, Kent
    Grave found in NE corner of the far graveyard

  • Sources 
    1. [S8] Newspaper, (Daily Telegraph).

    2. [S16] 1911 Census, 30 Jun 2010.
      http://www.genesreunited.co.uk/records/srhousehold19x1.aspx?ff_type=50&key=5509694