Alma, the second youngest son of Edward, says, “My dad ran our family with the fiddle bow. He sat by the window while playing the fiddle so he could keep an eye on us kids. When he would see us getting out of line, he would rap on the window with the bow. That was a signal to us that we were doing wrong. My dad was a quiet man, he did not tolerate violence. His eyes were sharp, he missed nothing. He never whipped us, he didn’t have to. We knew when things were going well and when they weren’t by the way he played the fiddle.
Edward Teancum Murdock was born in Heber, Utah, in 1872. He played the guitar, fiddle and piano. He was also an excellent singer. He loved horses and was a friend to the Native Americans.
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