Asa S. Murr, a successful and enterprising young agriculturist of Marion county, was born on the farm where
he still resides, owning and operating one hundred and twenty acres of land on section 27, Washington township.
His birth occurred on the 29th of December, 1885, his parents being Bartley and Malinda (Vance) Murr, the former
a native of Tennessee and the latter of Missouri. They came to Iowa in 1855, locating first on a farm in Monroe
county and subsequently removing to Marion county. Here the father continued to make his home until called to his
final rest, passing away in 1905, when the community mourned the loss of one of its esteemed citizens and substantial
agriculturists. The mother still survives, however, and enjoys an extensive and favorable acquaintance here. To
them were born three children, one of whom is deceased.
Asa S. Murr attended the common schools in the acquirement of an education and has always remained on the farm
where he was born, devoting his attention to general agricultural pursuits since putting aside his text books.
He now owns one hundred and twenty acres of rich and productive land on section 27, Washington township, and in
connection with the cultivation of cereals devotes considerable attention. to stock raising. Both branches of his
business yield him a gratifying annual income, and he enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the enterprising
and progressive farmers of the community.
In his political views Mr. Murr is a republican and at the present time holds the office of township assessor,
ably discharging the duties devolving upon him in that connection. His success is well merited, for he is capable
in management and displays untiring energy in carrying forward his interests.
History of Marion County, Iowa
And its People
John W. Wright, Supervising Editor
W. A. Young, Associate
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Marion County, IA
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