Biography of George M. Murnan of Le Roy, NY

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George M. Murnan -- Highly esteemed and widely known in the city of Bath in George M. Murnan, who lives retired at 23 East Morris Street. He was born in LeRoy, Genesee County, New York, in 1863, the son of Michael and Mary (O'Connell) Murnan.

Michael Murnan was a native of County Limerick, Ireland, and died in 1914. His wife was also born there and died in 1897. They are buried at LeRoy. At the age of twelve years Mr. Murnan had emigrated to the United States. He spent the remainder of his life in Genesee County. Politically, he was a Democrat. To Mr. and Mrs. Murnan were born the following children: 1. Thomas, deceased. 2. William, lives in LeRoy. 3. John, deceased. 4. George M., the subject of this sketch. 5. James, who lived in Ann Arbor, Michigan, died in 1932. 6. Catherine, lives in LeRoy. 7. Frank, lives in LeRoy. 8 Arthur, lives in LeRoy.

George M. Murnan followed the trade of printer during early life and lives(sic.) at LeRoy. He came to Bath in 1890 after a short time was employed as a clerk in the Nichols House. He later spent five years at Ypsilanti, Michigan, as manager of the Follette House, and also conducted a restaurant business at Michigan City, Indiana, for three years. Upon his return to Bath, Mr. Murnan again was connected with the hotel business. At the time of his retirement in 1915 he was the owner and manager of a restaurant in this city.

In 1895 Mr. Murnan married Miss Anne T. Hoffman, of Bath, who died in 1923. She was the daughter of John and Catherine Hoffman, natives of Baden Baden, Germany. Mr. and Mrs. Murnan had no children.

Mr. Murnan is a Democrat, a member of St, Mary's Catholic Church and belongs to the Elks Lodge.

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