Biography of Winfred W. Murray
St. Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Winfred W. Murray. - One of the able young business men of St. Lawrence County is Winfred W. Murray, who has the agency for the Chevrolet automobile at Winthrop. He was born at Stockholm, Aug. 3, 1892, the son of Orson and Ella (Ide) Murray.

Orson Murray, who died in 1926, had spent his entire life in St. Lawrence County, being a native of Stockholm. He owned and operated a fine dairy farm of 100 acres for many years. In 1915 he was elected commissioner of highways and held that office for several terms. He was living retired at Stockholm at the time of his death. Mr. Murray was a Democrat, a member of the Methodist Church, and belonged to the Grange and Independent Order of Odd Fellows. His wife died in 1901. Both are buried at Stockholm. Their children were: 1. Ida R., married Harry Farmer, lives at Norwood. 2. Gordon R., lives at Winthrop. 3. Leslie N., lives at Norwood. 4. Carl O., lives at Norwood. 5. Winfred W., the subject of this sketch. 6. Earl H., lives at Norwood. 7. Arthur G., lives at Winthrop.

Winfred W. Murray attended the public schools of Stockholm and Norwood, being a graduate of Norwood High School. In 1910 he entered the employ of H. M. Kinsman & Company, of Norwood, and remained with that organization until 1927. He has since been interested in the automobile business at Winthrop as agent of the Chevrolet automobile, having purchased the garage and sales agency of H. M. Kinsman. He handles a complete line of accessories and has a well equipped garage.

On Sept. 12, 1914, Mr. Murray married Miss Agnes T. Woods, of Saratoga County, N. Y., the daughter of Thomas F. and Mary (Fay) Woods. The former died in 1923 and the latter resides at Schenectady, N. Y. To Mr. and Mrs. Murray have been born two children: 1. Philip E., born May 15, 1915, attends Winthrop High School. 2. Jane Agnes, born Dec. 10, 1919.

Mr. Murray is a Republican and since January, 1930, has held the office of town clerk of Stockholm. He is a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church and belongs to the Massena Country Club, St. Regis Falls Fish and Game Club, and Farm Bureau.


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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