President Roosevelt's Scottie. Fala, whose real name was Murray. Out law of Falahill, was given to the President in 1940 by his cousin Miss Margaret Suckley. A constant companion and favorite of the President, Fala accompanied him on many trips. He made several trips to sea and frequently came to Warm Springs. Fala died in 1952, two days short of his 12th birthday and was buried in the rose garden at Hyde Park not far from his master.