Biography of Andrew Murray, Jr.
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Andrew Murray, Jr., is among Pulaski's most substantial merchants and he also holds the office of postmaster. He was born at Edinboro, Scotland, June 12, 1880, the son of Andrew and Agnes J. (Murray) Murray.

Andrew Murray, Sr., who lives retired at Long Lake, Hamilton County, New York, is now 84 years of age. He came to the United States about 1888 and almost immediately became superintendent of the estate and preserve of F. C. Durant, of Philadelphia. Mr. Murray continued in that capacity for many years and since his retirement he has lived at Long Lake. He is a Republican and holds membership in the Methodist Church. His wife was also a native of Scotland, born at Aberdeen. She died in 1915 and is buried at Long Lake. To Mr. and Mrs. Murray were born the following children: 1. William, lives at Miami, Fla. 2. John, lives at Chester, Pa. 3. Margaret Sabattis, lives at Long Lake. 4. Andrew, Jr., the subject of this sketch. 5. Isabelle Cobb, lives at Brooklyn, N. Y.

The boyhood of Andrew Murray, Jr., was spent in his native land until he was eight years old. He then was brought to this country by his parents and he completed his schooling at Long Lake. He is also a graduate of Albany Business College and attended Central City Business College, at Syracuse. He became interested in the wholesale drug business at Syracuse with Charles Hubbard, Son & Company, with whom he was identified for a period of 16 years. In 1919 Mr. Murray came to Pulaski and has since successfully engaged in business as the proprietor of Murray's Store. He has held the office of postmaster since June 19, 1929.

In 1910 Mr. Murray was united in marriage with Miss Una C. Cooper, of Syracuse, the daughter of John C. and Jane K. (Kellet) Cooper, both natives of England. Mr. Cooper was telegraph editor of the Syracuse Journal for many years, and is now deceased. His widow still resides at Syracuse. There are four children in the Murray family: 1. Robert A., born in 1912, attends Syracuse University. 2. Jane V., born in 1915, a graduate of Pulaski Academy, class of 1931. 3. Bruce D., born in 1917, attends Pulaski High School. 4. Dorothy W., born in 1920.

Mr. Murray is a Republican, a member of the Episcopal Church and belongs to the Masonic Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Grange. He has served as a member of the Board of Education for ten years and is a director of the Pulaski Commercial Club.

From:

The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932


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