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History of Madison County, Ohio
Its People, Industries and Institutions
Chester E. Bryan, Supervising Editor
With Biographical Sketches of Representative Citizens and
Genealogical Records of Many of the Old Families
Published by B. F. Bowden & Company, Inc.
Indianapolis, Indiana



  MANASSES MILLER.    Manasses Miller is a successful farmer of Darby township, Madison county, Ohio, and the proprietor of “Darby Plains Farm” of fifty-three acres.  He is a native of Holmes county, Ohio, born on Aug. 17, 1856, two miles south of Mt. Hope.  He is a son of Isaac and Polly (Fry) Miller, both of whom were natives of Ohio.  They grew to maturity and married in Holmes county, Ohio, where they spent the remainder of their lives.  They were the parents of eight children, of whom there were three sons and five daughters: Catherine, deceased; Emanuel, a farmer of LaGrange county, Indiana; Elizabeth, deceased; Frena, the wife of Philip D. Miller, of Goshen Indiana; Daniel, living on the old home farm in Holmes county, Ohio; Manasses, the immediate subject of this review; Magdalena, the wife of Jacob D. Saubaugh; Lena, the wife of Christ Saubaugh.
     Manasses Miller received his education in the public schools of Holmes county, and was reared there on his father’s farm.  During the winters he attended school and during the summer seasons he worked on the farm, until he reached the age of twenty-three years.
     On Sept. 26, 1878, Manasses Miller was married to Amanda Yoder, of Farmerstown, Ohio.  Mrs. Miller was born in Pennsylvania, Jan. 22, 1857, and came to Holmes county, Ohio. at the age of fifteen years.  She received her early education in the schools of her native state, completing her school training in the schools of Ohio after coming here with her parents.  Mr. and Mrs. Miller are _the parents of four children, three of whom are living: Mary, the wife of John N. Miller, lives in Holmes county, Ohio; Jonas married Magdalena Miller, and lives in Madison county, Ohio; Emanuel went west and was drowned; and Samuel, who is unmarried and lives at home.
     At the time of Mr. Miller’s marriage he had nothing of his own.  They lived in Holmes county, Ohio, for some time, during which period they rented land for two years.  Later they bought a half interest in one hundred acres of land, and still later the other half interest.  Mr. Miller sold this farm and came to Madison county, Nov. 23, 1898, and purchased the farm where he is now living.  He has been very successful since coming to this county.
     Although Manasses Miller was reared in the faith of the Mennonite church, he no longer affiliates with that denomination.  He votes the Democratic ticket, and is a progressive, up-to-date citizen and an honorable resident of Darby township.
Source: History of Madison County, Ohio - Illustrated - Published by B. F. Bowden & Company, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana - 1915 - Page 749
  THOMAS MONTGOMERY.    While the man who has taken advantage fo opportunity is ever a source of emulation and pride, his success grows dim when compared with that of the one who, without early advantages, has wrested victory from apparent failure through sheer force of character.  For this reason, the man whose life forms the subject matter of this sketch is well worthy of the commendation which a study of his career must call forth.  Thomas Montgomery, a well known farmer of this county, was born on July 15, 1855, on the farm which is still his home.  He is the son of Robert and Sarah (Horrell) Montgomery.
     Robert Montgomery
was born on Feb. 6, 1825, in Madison county, Ohio, near Newport, and was reared on the farm of his father, Hugh Montgomery, a native of Pennsylvania.  HE remained a farmer in this county until his retirement in 1900, when he made his home with his son, Thomas, until the time of his death on Mar. 19, 1915.  When he passed away he had lived more than the allotted four score and ten, for he was ninety years, one month and nineteen days old.  His wife, who was born in Madison county, died when her son, Thomas, was only four years of age.  The children of Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery were born in the order named, as follow: John, a farmer in Mahaska county, Iowa; Christopher, deceased; Thomas; a fourth child who died in infancy; and Jane, who died single.
     Having attended the district schools only, Thomas Montgomery has had to be content with a meager education.  During vacations and after school hours he worked on his father's farm, of which he began to take entire charge in 1885.  Mr. Montgomery has always been progressive in his ideas on agricultural subjects, and has from time to time placed on his property valuable improvements.  He is now the owner of two hundred and twenty acre of land on which are located modern buildings.  Besides his farming interests, Mr. Montgomery is an owner of stock in the First National Bank of Mt. Sterling.
     In 1886 Thomas Montgomery was married to Carrie Lane, who was born in Fairfield township on Oct. 2, 1864, and reared in Pleasant township.  Mrs. Montgomery is the daughter of William and Elizabeth (Morain) Lane of Madison county.  The two children born to Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery are Elda, deceased, and Mrs. Edna Reay of Pleasant township.
     Mr. and Mrs. Montgomery are members of the Christian church, in which they have been very active.  Mr. Montgomery is a Republican, and has served this county by his membership on the school board, which duty he has performed conscientiously.
     By his industry, his genial nature and his honesty Mr. Montgomery has long enjoyed the esteem of all who know him, and is regarded as one of Madison county's most worthy citizens.
Source: History of Madison County, Ohio - Illustrated - Published by B. F. Bowden & Company, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana - 1915 - Page 817
  JOHN M. MORSE, M. D.     John M. Morse, although a young man in the medical profession, has established and now enjoys a splendid practice at Resaca, Ohio.  He has built up a reputation as a skillful physician and surgeon, and his list of patients is not confined to his home town.  They come from far beyond the township limits, in order to have the satisfaction of knowing they will receive a scientific diagnosis, followed by the best treatment to be obtained in that district.
     John M. Morse was born on May 4, 1882, in Monroe township, Ohio, and is a son of John P. and Mary J. (Mitchell) Morse.  He was reared in the township of his birth on a farm, attending at first the public schools and later entered the Milford high school, from which he graduated in the class of 1901.  He then entered the Starling Medical College, at Columbus, from which he was graduated after a four-year course, with the degree of Doctor of Medicine.  The day of his graduation occurred on his twenty-third birthday, May 4, 1905, and the same year he located at Resaca, where he has since been in active practice.  Doctor Morse was the youngest member of his class who passed the state board.  Doctor Morse is a strong believer in the principles of the Republican party.  His fraternal alliance is with Urania Lodge No. 311, Free and Accepted Masons.  He took a competitive examination for physician in the Sioux Indian reservation schools, of Lower Broule Indian Reservation, and was one of the few to get an appointment as inspector on the reservations as to sanitary conditions.  He is a member of the Madison County, Ohio State and American Medical Associations, and occupied the position of health officer for several years.
     John P. Morse, father of the subject of this sketch, was born on Dec. 28, 1839, in Union county, Ohio, and was a son of Ray G. and Sarah (Parthmore) Morse.  He was reared in Monroe township. and was a man who was well liked on account of his cheerful disposition.  He always looked on the bright side of everything.  He went to the Civil War, June 22, 1863, in Company B. Eighty-sixth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and served until the close of the war.  On Nov. 29, 1871.  John P. Morse was united in marriage with Mary J. Mitchell, daughter of David and Elizabeth Mitchell.  This union was blest with six children, George N., a high school graduate, was married to Mabel Guyer, and follows farming in Union county, Ohio; Renna, a graduate of the Milford Center high school, was a teacher for a number of years, but is now the wife of Fred Burns; John Millard, the subject of this sketch; Ruby A., who was graduated from the Milford Center high school, became the wife of Thomas Kreamer, a farmer in Union county, Ohio; William C., attended the public schools and then entered the high school at Milford Center, from where he went to Ada, Ohio, was married to Esther Kezerta, and lives in Union county, Ohio; Sarah E. died in infancy.   John P. Morse died on Jan. 20, 1913.  He was a stanch Republican, and was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic.
    Dr. John M. Morse was united in marriage on June 26, 1905, with Vaughan C. Ziegler, daughter of Dr. A. M. Ziegler, of Mingo, Ohio.  She was born on Apr. 7, 1885, and was reared and educated in the public schools of Champaign county, Ohio, finishing her course at the university at Ada, Ohio.
     Dr. A. M. Ziegler was born at Fultonham, Muskingum county, Ohio, and married Mary Rettberg, of King's Creek, Ohio.  He was educated at the public schools and taught school several years afterward.  He was graduated in 1881 from Starling Medical College, at Columbus. and took up his practice at Urbana, Ohio.  One year later he moved to Mingo, Ohio.  He is a member of the Free and Accepted Masons, the Junior Order of American Mechanics, the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the American Medical Association.  He is a member of the Lutheran church.  Doctor and Mrs. Ziegler were the parents of four children, Vaughn C., Naomi H., Ruth and John A.   Mrs. Morse's mother was first married to David Winter, an attorney of Wooster, Ohio, and one child was born to this union, Florence Estella.
     Doctor Morse, like his father, is an affable man.  He is a great hunter, and an expert with the pole and line.
Source: History of Madison County, Ohio - Illustrated - Published by B. F. Bowden & Company, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana - 1915 - Page 659
  WALLACE C. MORSE.    Being a man of active temperament and untiring industry, Wallace C. Morse, by his sound methods and strict attention to duties as they were presented to him, has won the admiration and high praise of his fellow farmers in Pike township, where he has always resided.
     Wallace C. Morse, farmer, Irwin, Pike township, Madison county, Ohio, was born in the township where he now resides, Nov. 7, 1857, and is a son of William A. and Caroline (Kimble) Morse.  He was reared on the farm on which he now lives, and received his education at the district schools.  After leaving school he remained with his parents until he was twenty-one years old, and then took entire charge of the farm, which he has improved at great expense, including a fine modern residence. built in 1911, which is equipped with hot and cold water service throughout the entire house, also with an acetylene gas lighting system.  Politically, he has been actively interested in the Republican party, serving as trustee, assessor and was a member of the school board of Pike township and now a member of the school board of the Chuckery schools.  Mr. Morse has been very successfully interested in the breeding of fine Duroc hogs.
     William A. Morse, father of Wallace C., was born on Sept. 17, 1831, in Milford Center, Ohio, and was a son of Ray G. and Sarah (Pathamoor) Morse, and his wife was Caroline (Kimble) Morse.  He was reared among farm scenes and attended the public schools of Union county.  Mr. Morse was married in 1857, to which union four children were born, three of whom died in infancy.
     Ray G. Morse, the paternal grandfather, was born on Nov. 16, 1808, at Providence, Rhode Island, and his wife, Sarah (Pathamoor) Morse, was a native of Pennsylvania.  They were the parents of six children, William A., George N., Clara, Joseph, John P., and Ray J.   Ray G. Morse came to Ohio from Rhode Island with a party of immigrants who traveled overland by ox-team.  The wagon broke down near Milford Center and while stopping for repairs Mr. Morse was persuaded to settle in this neighborhood.  The men in the party walked most of the way and were forty-nine days on the road, encountering many hardships.  In that party were a number of persons whose descendants still live here. 
     The maternal grandparents were Archibald McAdams and Amanda (Kimble) McAdams.  The former was born in Champaign county, Ohio.  His parents were natives of Veront.  They emigrated to Ohio and located in Champaign county.
     Wallace C. Morse was united in marriage, Sept. 28, 1887, with Ella Rice, daughter of Elias and Janie (Mitchell) Rice.   She was born on Apr. 20, 1866, in Union county, Ohio.  To Mr. and Mrs. Morse have been born two children, as follow:  Harry R., born on Mar. 7, 1890, a graduate of the Bliss Business School, of Columbus, Ohio, now has charge of his father’s farm; Helen C., July 23, 1895, is a student at the Plain City high school.
     Through his agricultural pursuits, Mr. Morse has amassed a comfortable fortune, of which he is duly appreciative.  His home place is situated about nine miles west of Plain City, on rural route No. 1, and consists of one hundred and seven acres of land, all in a fine state of cultivation.
Source: History of Madison County, Ohio - Illustrated - Published by B. F. Bowden & Company, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana - 1915 - Page 717
  JUDGE FRANK J. MURRAY.  Literally "born to the law," Judge Murray, one of the best known and most popular figures on the bench in this section of Ohio, has fulfilled every expectation his early career created and there are many in this county who confidently predict for him much greater things in the pursuit of his honored profession.  Son of one of the most scholarly and dignified members of the bar of Madison county, Judge Murray was bred in an atmosphere that inclined him to the law even from the days of his earliest conception of things, and his arduous course of studies was based from the first on the expectation of taking his place in due time at the bar which his father so long had honored.  These studies were completed in 1910, and in that same year he was admitted to the bar by the supreme court, entering practice in the office with his father, head of the distinguished firm of Murray & Emery.  The young attorney at once found favor, both at the bar of the court and at that higher bar of public opinion, and immediately his friends began to predict that he would go far in the practice of his chosen profession.  An early realization of these predictions came in 1912, when the young attorney was elected to the important position of probate judge for Madison county, an office upon which he entered in February following his election, since which time he has been executing the exacting duties of that office with the utmost fidelity to the public weal and the most scrupulous regard for the high trust reposed in him.
     On another page in this volume, in the biographical sketch relating to Judge Murray's father, the Hon. Michael S. Murray, of London, there is set out in full a history of the Murray family in Madison county, to which the reader is respectfully referred for details regarding the genesis of the subject of this sketch, it being sufficient to say here, in that connection, that Frank J. Murray is the second child and first son of Michael S. and Anna (Gallagher) Murray, the former of whom is the son of Martin and Bridget (Roddy) Murray, natives of County Mayo, Ireland, who emigrated to America and in 1854 settled in Madison county, locating on a farm near the village of Solon, in Stokes township, where they remained until 1890, in which year they retired from the farm and moved into the city of London, where they spent the remainder of their days, the death of the grandmother occurring in 1910 and that of the grandfather in 1911.  They were the parents of eleven children, seven of whom are still living, of whom one, Michael S. Murray, of the firm of Murray & Emery, attorneys at London, this county, for years has been regarded as one of the leaders of the bar in this section of Ohio.
     Frank J. Murray, son of Michael S. and Anna (Gallagher) Murray, was born in the city of London, county seat of Madison county, Ohio, on Oct. 19, 1884, and was graduated from the London high school in 1904.  He then entered Ohio State University, taking the classical course, and was graduated from that excellent old institution with the class of 1908.  In his senior year at the university, Mr. Murray received the high honor, coveted by all scholars, of election to Phi Beta Kappa, the honorary fraternity, membership in which is based exclusively upon scholarship.  Following his course in the university, Mr. Murray spent the term of 1908-09 at the University of Minnesota Law School, at Minneapolis, after which he entered the law school of Ohio State University, from which he was graduated in 1910.  In June of that year he was admitted to practice at the bar of the Madison circuit court and entered upon the practice of his chosen profession, in association with his father, in the office of Murray & Emery, at London.  He continued thus in practice until his election as probate judge of Madison county on Nov. 5, 1912.  Judge Murray entered upon the duties of this office on Apr. 23, 1913, and since that time has been devoting his full energies to the service of the public.
     On Apr. 23, 1913, Frank J. Murray was united in marriage to Florence Weisz, of Columbus, Ohio, daughter of F. B. Weisz, a prominent coal merchant of that city, and to this union one child has been born, a daughter, Elizabeth Ann, born on June 28, 1914.  Judge and Mrs. Murray are devout members of the Catholic church, in the various beneficences of which they are deeply interested, as well as in all good works hereabout.  They take an active and prominent part in the social affairs of their home city and are extremely popular among their large circle of friends and acquaintances.  Judge Murray is a Democrat and has taken his place very rightfully as one of the leaders of that party in this county.  He is a member of the influential London Club and a member of the Knights of Columbus, in the affairs of both of which organizations he takes an active interest, his genial ways and cordial manner in his relations with his fellowmen making him a prime favorite with his associates.
     Scholarly diligent and industrious; a tine student of the law, observing with the utmost nicety full regard for the high traditions of his honorable calling and scrupulously attentive to his duty to the public.  Judge Murray is doing well the part to which the community has called him.

Source: History of Madison County, Ohio - Illustrated - Published by B. F. Bowden & Company, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana - 1915 - Page 477
  J. CLARK MURRAY.    A man of distinct ability who has eminently merited the high regard and confidence in which he is held in his community, and whose progressive qualities and inherent traits of honesty and thrift have made for him a prominent place in the agricultural world of Madison county, is J. Clark Murray, for many years manager of the “Lower Gwynne Farms.”  His knowledge of all branches of farming and his wide acquaintance throughout the rural district of Ohio, have given him a commanding standing both in the town of Mt. Sterling and the surrounding country.  He is a man of alert and well
matured mentality, who from his earliest years has been interested in the problems of the occupation which became his life work.
     J. Clark Murray was born on the 19th of October, 1870, in Union township, Madison county, Ohio, and is the son of Maxwell and Elizabeth (Leach) Murray.  His father was born in Westmoreland county, Pennsylvania, on the 3rd of February, 1865, and moved to Ross county, Ohio, with his parents when he was only three years old.  Three years later the father died and Maxwell was taken by the McCreary family of Ross county and reared by them.  In 1826 he came to Madison county, and soon after married the daughter of Judge Armstrong.  The first wife of Maxwell Murray was the widow of James Gibson.  She had three children who are now deceased.  They were Creighton, Mrs. Jane Rayburn and Elizabeth.  By her second marriage she became the mother of Armstrong, Alexander, Robert and Mrs. Josephine Creath, all deceased.
     After the death of Mrs. Jane (Armstrong) Murray, which occurred on the 6th of August, 1863, her husband, Maxwell Murray, married again.  His second wife was Elizabeth (Leach) Timmons, a widow, who was a native of Fayette county, Ohio, having been born near Mt. Sterling on the 19th of June, 1838.  She died on the 18th of January, 1904.  The children by her first marriage were Benjamin, Othello and Owen, who are deceased; Layton, manager and superintendent of transportation for Mandel Brothers, Chicago; Mrs. Susie Hewitt, who is deceased, and Mrs. Sallie Ford, of Champaign county, Ohio.  After her marriage with Mr. Murray she became the mother of three children, Mrs. Belle Linson, who is superintendent and matron of the County Children's Home of Madison county; Helen, who makes her home with her brother in Pleasant township, and J. C., the subject of this sketch.  Maxwell Murray reared and educated all of these children, giving them the educational advantages of the locality in which they lived.  He farmed in Union township, Madison county, until 1875, when he moved to Midway, Ohio, now known as Sedalia, where he died.  Elizabeth Leach was the daughter of Benjamin and Sarah (Bostwick) Leach, the former a native of Maryland and the latter a native of Virginia.
     Sedalia, Ohio, furnished the background for the boyhood days of J. C. Murray.  Here, after learning what he could in the district school, where the common branches scarcely outnumbered three, he began to take part in the rugged occupations about the farm, and when only fourteen years old rented a farm on his own account in Range township and began what might be called an independent life.  The enthusiasm and love of hard work which were so prominent in his character as a boy clung to him throughout his life, so that there is little to wonder at in reviewing his achievements when the fact that they were laid on such early and strong foundations, is considered.  When he was just twenty-two years of age he become manager of a large tract of land in Monroe township, Madison county, which proved to be a very successful venture.
     In October, 1894, he came to the farm where he now lives, and acts as manager of the farm land belonging to Mrs. Maria (Gwynne) Crotti, of Columbus, Ohio.  Aside from the direct management of the farm he is general attorney for the four thousand and twenty acres of land.  He is a breeder of purebred stock, consisting of Shorthorn cattle, Belgian horses, Hampshire sheep and Duroc-Jersey hogs.  The farm is given over to general stock and agriculture.  The Gwynne farms have been under the management of the Murray family for about sixty years.  With his brother, Layton, Mr. Murray owns two hundred and sixteen acres of land in Range township.  Although his duties are anything but light, Mr. Murray has found time to show his interest outside the scope of agricultural pursuits, and is active in the affairs of Mt. Sterling, where he is a shareholder and director of the Citizens Bank.  In 1909, he was nominated for the office of county commissioner, but resigned in favor of E. E. Breyfogel, of Mt. Sterling.
     J. C. Murray has been married twice, his first wife, who was Ella C. Stout, was born on the 10th day of July, 1875, in Pleasant township, Madison county, Ohio, and died on the 12th of April, 1909.  Their marriage took place on the 6th of March, 1899, and to the union one son, William F., who is now attending school, was born.  On the 19th of October, 1910, Mr. Murray married his former wife’s sister, Anna B. Stout, who was born in Pleasant township on the 6th of April, 1874.  To this union one son, Robert C., was born.  She is the daughter of Abraham and Lydia (Graham) Stout, one of the pioneer families of Madison county, and long identified with the activities of the Christian church.  Her father was well known as a political leader and held many offices of public trust.
     Mr. Murray is a member of the Knights of Pythias and the Free and Accepted Masons.  He and his wife are devoted members of the Christian church and have contributed liberally in every instance of church building in Madison county.
Source: History of Madison County, Ohio - Illustrated - Published by B. F. Bowden & Company, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana - 1915 - Page 931

Michael S. Murray
MICHAEL S. MURRAY.    That there are enormous differences in the casual power exerted by different minds, depending on their place of vantage in the social system, is, of course, true.  Most men merely echo the prevailing opinion or swell the general tide of passion.  Even so, such men in the aggregate give to opinion its tendency to prevail, and to passion its tidal and overwhelming power.  But the contribution of a single member of the mass is not comparable with that of the individual who occupies a place of prominence or authority.  Such a mind operates at a source, coloring all that springs from it, or at a crucial point, where every slight deflection is enormously magnified in the consequence.  There are not a few such men of initiative in Madison county, one of the best known of whom is Michael S. Murray, the subject of this interesting biographical review, one of the most prominent and influential personages in this section of Ohio.
     Michael S. Murray was born on a farm in Stokes township, this county, on Jan. 1, 1856, son of Martin and Bridget (Roddy) Murray, both natives of County Mayo, Ireland, the former of whom was born near Castlebar, the chief town of Mayo, and the latter near the town of Ballina.  Martin Murray emigrated to America in 1847, locating at Springfield, this state, near which city he engaged in farming.  In July 1853, Martin Murray was united in marriage to Bridget Roddy, who had come to America in 1850, locating also at Springfield.  In 1854, they came to Madison county, locating on a farm near the village of Solon, in Stokes township, where they remained until the year 1860, at which time they removed to a farm near Jeffersonville, in Fayette county.  In 1866, they moved to the farm in Union township, Madison county,  where they lived until 1892, in which year they retired from the farm and moved into the city of London, where their last days were spent, Mrs. Murray’s death occur ring in March, 1910, and Mr. Murray dying in December, 1911.  They were the parents of eleven children, seven of whom are still living; the others, besides the subject of this sketch, being John, of West Jefferson, this county; James, Martin, Mary and Margaret, of Columbus. this state, and Katherine, who is a nun in a convent in Kentucky.
     Michael S. Murray was reared on the paternal farm, receiving his elementary education in the common schools of his home township, which was supplemented by a course in a select school at Springfield and at the National Normal School at Lebanon, Ohio.  For several years then he taught school in this county, meantime reading law, and in 1884 was admitted to practice law at the bar of the Madison circuit court, in which year he moved to London, the county seat, which ever since has been his home.  For more than twenty years Mr. Murray practiced law alone; in January, 1904, he formed his present effective and mutually agreeable partnership with P. R. Emery.  From the very start Mr. Murray has occupied a prominent position at the bar of the Madison county courts and at the bars of the courts of adjacent counties, and few lawyers in this section of the state have a wider reputation than he.  Vigorous,
forceful, a master of the law, skilled in practice and possessed of a singularly engaging personality, Mr. Murray has made for himself a name to conjure with in the courts of this district and he possesses the utmost confidence and the highest respect of bench and bar alike.  The firm of Murray & Emery has charge of the legal business of many important interests in Madison and adjoining counties, to all of which the most careful attention is given, among the firm’s clients being the Madison National Bank and the extensive Houstonian interests.
     On Nov. 22, 1881, Michael S. Murray was united in marriage to Anna Gallagher, of South Charleston, Clark county, this state, to which union three children have been born, namely: Mayme, who is at home with her parents; Frank J., who is probate judge of Madison county, and John Emmet, an attorney of Chehalis, Washington.  Mr. and Mrs. Murray are members of the Catholic church and their children have been reared in that faith.  They are earnestly interested in the good works of their home
city and are held in the highest esteem by the entire community, their many fine qualities, both of head and heart, attracting to them a large circle of very warm friends.
     Mr. Murray is a Democrat an his voice for years has been an influential one in, the deliberations of the party managers of this district.  He never has held office, though he was candidate, in 1908, for Judge of the common pleas court of this district.  Though he carried his own county and two others of the five counties in the district, he was defeated, the Republican “land slide" in the two counties that went against him being sufficient to turn the tide of popular favor against him.  Mr. Murray is an active, energetic, public-spirited citizen and for many years has been regarded as one of the foremost leaders in the business and professional life of this section.  He is a director in the London Exchange Bank and also holds other important connections, his position in business and financial circles being as firmly established as is his exalted position in legal circles.
Source: History of Madison County, Ohio - Illustrated - Published by B. F. Bowden & Company, Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana - 1915 - Page 536



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