Biography of Samuel H. Murdoch of Le Roy, NY

Samuel H. Murdoch was born near Belfast, Ireland, March 22, 1845, a son of Samuel and Mary (Hutton) Murdoch, of Irish and Scotch descent. They came to Port Hope, Canada, in 1848, and he was a farmer. In 1854 he came to York, Livingston County, where he resided until his death in 1889; his wife died the same year. Their children were Archibald, Samuel, William J., .John, Ann, and Jane. Samuel had an academic education at Le Roy, taught school in Berry County, Mich., one winter, and in March, 1865, he enlisted in Co. K, 6th Mich. Cay. He returned to Le Roy, July 6, 1865, and was engaged in farming one year, when he learned the carpenters' and joiners' trade. In 1873 he erected and run a planing mill at Caledonia for two years, and in 1879 came to Le Roy and erected the house of George Wells. He married, January 1, 1872, Martha, daughter of Hugh Simpson, and their children are Nellie L., Wilber E., Clarence G., and Samuel. Mr. Murdoch is a member of the Masonic fraternity.

Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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