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John Murray

West Jefferson's Prominent Lumber Merchant and Grain Dealer

Is a native of the county, and began life as a farmer, and still owns a farm near London. Located in West Jefferson in 1891, and began the lumber and grain business. The firm being Gallagher and Murray. In 1895, a lumber yard was established in London, but in 1901, the firm was dissolved, Mr. Gallagher taking the London end, and Mr. Murray the West Jefferson. The businss has expanded year by year, and Mr. Murray has a wide circle of customers. He is prominent in all walks of life, taking an interest in town and county affairs. Has served as township treasurer, township clerk, corporation treasurer two terms, member of the school board two terms, councilman two terms, and in other positions of trust and honor. He is married and with his wife and four children, resides in a handsome house in West Jefferson.

Mr. Murray has always been a Democrat, and believes in teh good old democracy of the people. He is a Forester, and a warden in St. Simon & Jude's church. As citizen, business man and friend, his popularity is wide.

John Murray

From Madison Democrat 50th Anniversary
Published by the Madison Democrat, 1908

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All genealogists in your area are invited to the following free workshop:

Ohio Chapter Palatines to America German Genealogy Free German Genealogy Workshop

Saturday, August 17, 2013, 10:00 AM 12:30 PM
Chillicothe-Ross County Library, 140 South Paint Street, Chillicothe, Ohio, Phone: 740-702-4145,
Featured Speaker:Ernest Thode
Session 1: Beginning Your German Research
Session 2: German Migration to America
Pre-registration is not necessary.
Everyone is welcome.

Thank you,
Richard E. Hartle
Publicity Chairman
Ohio Chapter PalAm

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