Elizabeth Young (Smith) Murrell

Elizabeth Young (Smith) Murrell (1875-1960) was the former principal of the 29th Street School (James M. Bond School), and a former teacher at the Benjamin Banneker Colored School and the Mary B. Talbert School, which were all schools for black children. Murrell was active at Quinn Chapel AME Church for 30 years: president of the E.Y.S. Murrell Sewing Circle; a Sunday school teacher; and a class leader. Murrell lived at 1550 Prentice Street with her sisters, nieces, and nephews until her death. Her husband Samuel Murrell died within a year of marriage around 1918. Image is from a “Courier-Journal” article from June 13, 1918.