John Murray, junior member of the firm of Murray Brothers, French Gulch Meat Market, was born in French Gulch, California, November 9, 1866. He is the son of Timothy and Catherine Murray, natives of County Cork Ireland, who came to this country in 1852, and to California in 1856. Mr. Murray was reared and educated in his native place. In April, 1890, he was united in marriage to Miss Mary Hopper, also a native of French Gulch.
The firm of Murray Brothers is doing
a successful business. They keep on hand a supply of choice meat, and make
every effort to please their customers. T.F. takes charge of the indoor
part of the business while John does the outside work. Both are trusty
and enterprising businessmen. In politics they affiliate with the Democratic
Party. They are members of the Native Sons of the Golden West, and the
subject of this sketch is Treasurer of Highland Parlor, No.133.
Memorial & Biographical History of Northern California
The Lewis Publishing Co., 1891 Page 623
Transcribed by: Bonnie Phelan