The Three Murton Brothers

The three Murton brothers all died between September of 1908 and July of 1910. First, Albert John Murton died of typhoid fever. Next, Samuel Murton was killed in an accident in the Montana Tonopah Mine. William Henry Murton was the last brother to pass away. At only seventeen years of age, he died of heart failure. Just as they do today, Tonopah residents came together to hold benefits and raise money for the boys’ mother and Albert’s widow.

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