Today's family notice is for my husbands Great Grandmother Helen Murray (nee Stillfried Rathenitz). Helen was the daughter of Baron Raimund von Stillfried-Rathenitz and Nishiyama Haru. Placed in a convent school in Singapore with her sisters, prior to her fathers permanent return to Europe from Japan in 1883, she lived most of her life in Singapore. In 1906 she married James Harvey Murray and together they had four known children Dorothy (Dolly), Mary Clare (Molly), Violet Helen Marguerite (my husbands grandmother) and Kathleen (who died aged 10 in 1919).
Death: Mrs Helen Murray, aged 75 dearly beloved mother of Mrs V. Martin and Mrs M. Kloppenburg, at her residence, 342, East Coast Road, Singapore, at 11:30 last night (14.2.55). Funeral today cortege leaves for the Church of the Holy Family, Katong, at 5 p.m. for Bidadari.
Source: The Straits Times, 15 February 1955, Page 7. Retrieved from http://eresources.nlb.gov.sg/newspapers
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