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John McMurrin
April 23, 1848–February 16, 1929

John McMurrin was born in Ireland, April 23, 1848, and died at his home in Anamosa, Iowa, Feb. 16, 1929, at the age of eighty years, nine months and twenty-three days. As a lad of nine years he came with his parents to America, settled in Iowa, and here he lives all his life. In March, 1874, he was united in marriage to Margaret Johnson, who died in March, 1888, after 14 years of wedded life. To this union were born four children; Mrs. W. E. Hay of Anamosa, Iowa; V. W. McMurrin, St. Paul, Minnesota; Mrs. A. L. Wells, Houston, Texas, and O. F. McMurrin of DesMoines, Iowa.
July 4th, 1891, he was united in marriage to Lucy Peck, and to them came four children; E. E. McMurrin of New York City, H. D. McMurrin of Anamosa, Iowa; J. C. McMurrin of Marshalltown, Iowa, and Mrs. O. F. Sherman of Anamosa, Iowa.
Mr. McMurrin was a member of the United Brethren church. He attended the rural schools and completed his higher education at Cornell College. He taught in the schools of Jones county for several years before his marriage, after which he engaged in farming. Later when his health became impaired he sold his farm and bought a store in Morley which he operated until 1907 when he retired from active business.
He was a resident of Wyoming for a number of years prior to his removal to Anamosa, and served for a term as a member of the Wyoming town council.
Left to mourn his passing are his widow, eight children, 20 grandchildren, five great grand children, four brothers, and a host of other relatives and friends.

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