Edward Murray

The Cartersville American
Cartersville, Georgia
May 5, 1885, page 3
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Death of Mr. Edward Murray.

The announcement of the death of Mr. Murray will be sad intelligence to many of the people of Bartow county, who knew him, and esteemed him as an upright, honorable Christian gentleman.  The Anniston (Ala.) Hot Blast speaks of his death as follows:

It is with exceeding pain we are called upon to chronicle the death of Mr. Edward Murray, which took place at 1 A. M. Tuesday the 28th of April.  Mr. Murray was born in Toronto, Canada, on Christmas day 1856, and was therefore in his 39th year.  He started life as accountant for a large banking institution known as the Bank of British North America, and afterwards took the position as bookkeeper for the large wholesale dry goods house of Moffatt, Murray & Co., of which his father was partner.  Close application to business and the severe winters of Canada brought on pulmonary troubles and in the Fall of 1875 on invitation of Mr. R. H. Knapp, of Atlanta, Ga., Mr. Murray spent the winter there and so far recovered his health that he purchased a farm near that city which he conducted successfully and entirely recovered his health.  A few years ago he was induced to go into the iron foundry business at Cartersville, Ga., and on the removal of the car company to Anniston, Mr. Murray and his partner Mr. Hugh Stevenson moved their works to this city where they doubled their plant and were doing a good business.

Although Mr. Murray had been a resident of Anniston but little more than a year, he was universally popular, and his death is a great loss to our growing city.  He was an active member of the Episcopal church, having been elected vestryman last Easter.  He also took great interest in the Sunday School, having a class there where he succeeded in endearing himself to each of the scholars.  His remains were interred in Hillside Cemetery from Grace church last Wednesday at 10:30 A. M.  The funeral was largely attended by the people of Anniston – the mechanics and the public generally turning out to pay their respects to departed worth.  Mr. Murray leaves a wife and five children to mourn his loss and it is not meaningless to say they have the sympathy of the entire community.


The Cartersville Courant
May 7, 1885, page 3

Mr. Edward Murray, a former citizen of Bartow county, died at Anniston, Alabama, on the 28th of April. The citizens of this section unite with those of Anniston in deploring our mutual loss.  To his interesting family we tender our sympathy.  He was one of the most active, energetic gentlemen who ever lived in our midst, and the loss of such a husband and father is irreparable.


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