George Peter Murdock (1897–1985)

  title={George Peter Murdock (1897–1985)},
  author={John Wesley Mayhew Whiting},
  journal={American Anthropologist},
  • J. W. Whiting
  • Published 1 September 1986
  • Art
  • American Anthropologist
George Peter Murdock died peacefully on the 29th of March, 1985, at age 87. He is survived by his son, Bob, and three grandchildren. His wife, Carmen, died in 1981. Called "Pete" by his family and friends, he was born in 1897 on a farm near Meriden, Connecticut. In an autobiographical sketch (Murdock 1965) he tells us that he was named after "Peter Murdock, a Scotsman who migrated as a youth to the American colonies in the 1690's" (p. 351). For five generations the Murdock lineage maintained… Expand
Murdock, George Peter
George Peter Murdock (called “Pete” by those who knew him) was born on May 11, 1897, on a farm in Meriden, Connecticut and he died on March 29, 1985, in Devon, Pennsylvania at the age of 87. HeExpand
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