Biography of John A. Murray
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Murray, John A., was born in Troy, October 25, 1863. His father was John Murray, born in Brandon, Vt.; he came to Troy in 1839, and was for many years in the hotel business; he died May 1, 1889. His mother was Sabina (Fitzpatrick) Murray, born in Ballinrobe, Ireland, and came to this country with her parents when quite young; she died November 29, 1893. John A. entered the Brothers' School of West Troy, then attended the public schools of Troy, and in 1878 entered Troy Business College. He was in the employ of W. H. Frear for six years. The following eight years he managed the upholstery department of the A. M. Church Co., and for the past four years has had a large furniture store on River street. He was married to Miss Elizabeth McDonough of Richmond, Va., in 1887. He has two daughters and one son.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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