Amelia Elizabeth McMurtry was born in Indiana on Dec. 20, 1865. By the early 1920s "Amy" McMurtry had moved to southern California and was active as a painter. She soon settled in La Crescenta where she later worked as a seamstress. She died at Los Angeles General Hospital on Dec. 25, 1952
Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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