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Conner (Cornelius) J. Murray
March 9, 1850–December 1, 1931
Conner J. Murray, a former resident of Wyoming, died at his home in Cedar Rapids December 1. Mr. Murray who was the son of Thomas and Catherine Murray, pioneer residents of Wyoming Jones County, Iowa was born in Philadelphia March 9, 1850 and was brought to Iowa when a small child. He received his education in the district school and spent his boyhood on his father’s farm near Hale, Iowa. (now owned by Frank Riches) He early engaged in farming and in 1893 he was married to Mary Gertrude Malone of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Mr. Murray sold his farm at Hale in 1902 and moved to State Center, Iowa where he remained until 1918. Since then he has resided in Cedar Rapids. Mr. Murray was a man of sterling character, highly esteemed by all his friends and relatives. His word was as good as his bond, a friend said of him recently. His health failed about 18 months ago and an operation failed to relive him. He leaves a devoted wife to mourn his passing, also two brothers, T. M. of Chicago and Michael of Oxford Junction, a nephew, Fr. Irvin Murray of Chicago, three nephews, Thomas, Edmund, and Francis of Oxford Junction, also Roy and Edward Murray of Chicago, several nieces, Mrs. Joe Snyder and Mrs. Will McGinn of Lost Nation. Mr. Murray was a member of Immaculate Conception church in Cedar Rapids, and High Mass was celebrated by his nephew, Father Irvin Murray of Chicago. He was buried at Mt. Calvary cemetery at Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Relatives from Chicago were Father Irvin, T.M. Murray, and Edward, also Mr. Gallagher, Michael Murray and family from Oxford Junction, Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Conmey of Anamosa, J. P. Folery and sisters of Delmar, Iowa.
Relatives who attended the funeral: Mrs. Maurice Fay of Anamosa, Dr. Beirne and sister of West Side, Iowa, Will, Hugh and Leo Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Benner, Mr. and Mrs. George Bensen, Mr. and Mrs. A. Aves of State Center, Mrs. W. J. Orr and son John, Margaret Donnelly of Colorado.

Submitted by: Mary Kay Kuhfittig
Source: Wyoming Journal, Wyoming, Iowa, January 7, 1932, page 1, col. 6

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