NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people and the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Patrick Murray, born in Navan, county Meath, Ireland, in 1823, came to the United States in 1849. He learned the trade of a shoemaker, at which he worked until his emigration. After being a short time in this country, he located at Canton, N.Y., where he married and reared a family. He followed his trade in Canton, where he resided during the remainder of his days. Have these webpages helped you?
He married Rose Gaynor, born in Louisville, St. Lawrence county, N.Y., her parents being natives of Ireland and settlers in St. Lawrence county, N.Y.
Children: Clara, Mary, Alice, James G., George L., see forward, Henry, Annie, Richard and Margaret.
Patrick Murray was a Democrat in politics and served for several years as village collector. He was a member of the Roman Catholic church and reared his family in the same faith. He died July 14, 1906. His widow survives him, living at the present time (1909).
(II) Rev. George L., son of Patrick and Rose (Gaynor) Murray, was born in Canton, N.Y., March 21, 1869. He was educated in the public schools, prepared for college, and was graduated from St. Lawrence University, class of 1890. He prepared for the priesthood at the Grand Theological Seminary at Montreal, Canada, and completed his theological education at the College of the Propaganda at Rome, Italy. He was ordained priest, July 26, 1896, and began his active ministerial labors as assistant at Ticonderoga, N.Y.; he was then assistant at St. Mary's Cathedral, Ogdensburg, N.Y. until Sept. 1, 1902. For the ensuing six years he was pastor of the church at Copenhage, Lewis county, N.Y. In Sept. 1908, he was assigned to the Roman Catholic church at Lowville, where he is now (1909) in charge. He is a faithful pastor and loyal to those committed to his spiritual care.
Roswell F. Murray, grandfather of Charles L. Murray, was born about 1822, and lived in Lowville, N.Y., where he had a book and stationary store. He died in 1905.
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2. Herman Roswell.
3. Frank Jennings, born April 30, 1854, mentioned below.
4. Alice M., married John Styles, of Constableville, Lewis county, N.Y.
(II) Frank Jennings, son of Roswell F. Murray, was born April 30, 1854, at Lowville, and was educated in the Lowville Academy. He worked at farming in his younger days, and went west some time after 1870. Later he located at Fort Collins, Colorado, where he was living at the time of his death. He carried on the grocery business, and also dealt in cattle and sheep.
In politics he was a Republican, and served on the board of aldermen several times in Fort Collins.
He married, March 11, 1879, Frances A., daughter of Harrison Hammond. She was born October, 1853, in Deer River, died April 12, 1902. He died Jan. 12, 1901.
1. Harrison Hammond, born at Fort Collins, died at the same place, aged ninteen years.
2. Charles Leland, mentioned below.
(III) Charles Leland, son of Frank Jennings Murray, was born at Fort Collins, Colorado, March 24, 1883. He was educated in the schools of his native town, and in 1901 came east to attend Eastman Business College at Poughkeepsie, N.Y. He lived in Carthage, N.Y. for a time and came to Potsdam, N.Y. in 1904. In 1905 he went into business there, but sold out in 1906 and returned to Fort Collins, where he was in the mercantile business until 1907, when he went back to Potsdam to engage in the meat and provision business. In this latter he has continued since.
In politics he is a Republican. He is a member of Racquette River Lodge, Free and Accepted Masons, of Potsdam; St. Lawrence Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, of Potsdam; St. Lawrence Commandery, Knights Templar, Canton; Media Temple, Mystic Shrine, of Watertown. He is also member of Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, Ogdensburg, and the Eagles, of Potsdam.
In religion he is an Episcopalian. He married, Jan. 26, 1906, Alice Grace, daughter of Myron H. and Frances Hull Cary, of Canton, N.Y.
1. Evelyn Frances, born June 24, 1907.
2. Hugh Jennings, June 4, 1909, died Sept. 24, 1909.
[Transcriber's note: this material was published in 1910, so any subsequent children are not on the list.]
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