Biography of John Murray
Cook County, Il Biographies

JOHN MURRAY, farmer, P. O. Palos, was born in Ireland in 1823, son of Michael and Reason Murray. He came to America in 1840, and spent two years in Canada, after which he waa engaged for six years in teaming in Chicago. Eight years were spent in the employ of the Stone & Lime Company of Lemont, following which, in 1857, he came to Palos Township and engaged in farming and general stock raising upon hia present farm of 200 acres. In 1854 he was married to Miss Catharine Dillon. They have five children - James, Michael, John, Edward and Frances. His wife dying in 1862, he was again married two years after to Mrs. Margret Camey. They are members of the Catholic Church. Mr. Murray has been school director for seven years. His parents came to Cook County in 1843, and located in Lemont Township. where they remained until their deaths, the father's in 1856, at the age of sixty, and the mother's in 1866, at the age of sixty six.


FROM:
History of Cook County, Illinois
From the earliest period to the present time.
BY: A. T. Andreas
A. T. Andreas, Publisher
Chicago 1884.

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