T. F. MURRAY and his brother, John Murray, are the owners of and are conducting the French Gulch meat market, the only business of the kind in the town.
He is a native son of the Golden West, born within two miles of French Gulch, November 17, 1858. His parents, Timothy and Catherine Murray, natives of County Cork, Ireland, came to the United States in 1852, and to California in 1856. He is one of a family of six children, of whom two sons and a daughter are deceased, and two sons and a daughter survive. His sister is the wife of John C. Frank, and resides in French Gulch. The subject of this sketch was reared and educated in his native place. He learned the blacksmith trade in Redding, and worked at the business there five years. He was the blacksmith for the Niagara mine three years. In 1886 he and his brother opened their present business, and have conducted it successfully since that time. They purchased the pioneer meat-market of the town.
Mr. Murray was married in 1878, to Miss Lovina Dale, a native of the State of Iowa. To them three children have been born, all in French Gulch, namely: Katie E., George T. and John C. Mr. Murray is Past Grand of the I.O.O.F. Lodge of French Gulch, and is also a member of the A.O.U.W. He is an active, intelligent and obliging representative son of California. In politics he is Democratic.
Memorial & Biographical History of Northern California
The Lewis Publishing Co., 1891 Page 623
Transcribed by: Bonnie Phelan