F. MARION MURRAY, physician and druggist, Bluffton, was born in Bluffton, Ohio, January 17, 1855; son of Joseph
A. and Nancy (Dray) Murray, the former a native of Pennsylvania, of Scotch German descent, the latter of Ohio,
of English Irish lineage. His father, a wagon maker by trade, has been a resident of Bluffton since 1851. Our subject,
the sixth in a family of eight children, received his literary education in the schools of his native town, and
here commenced to work in a drug store when but thirteen years old, and continued clerking for over four years.
He then went to Key West, Fla., being appointed steward and apothecary of the United States Marine Hospital, a
position he held for four years, and during this time he studied medicine and pharmacy. He subsequently entered
the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy, whence he graduated in 1876; at the same time attending lectures at the Jefferson
Medical College, graduating in 1877; and, in 1878, the degree of Doctor of Philosophy was conferred on him by the
University of Pennsylvania. Immediately after graduating in medicine he began practicing in the city,whence he
moved to Lenni, Delaware Co., Penn., where he continued in active practice until he came to Bluffton in 1883, and
here followed his profession till the latter part of 1884, when he became a partner with A. Hauenstein in the drug
business. The doctor was married, in 1880, to Amanda Kirby, by whom he has two children: Jessie and Marian. Mr.
and Mrs. Murray are members of the Presbyterian Church, of which he is trustee. He has had a longer medical training
and has secured more diplomas than any other physician in Allen County. He is a member of the American Pharmaceutical
Association, the Ohio State Pharmaceutical Association; the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy; an honorary member
of the Florida Medical Association; D. D. G. M. of the I. O. O. F., and is a Master Mason.
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