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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

 

WILLIAM M. MURDOCK, merchant-tailor, was born in Carmichaels, August 28, 1844, and is a son of James and Amanda (Bailey) Murdock, natives of Greene County.  Mr. Murdock is the third of a family of six children.  He was reared in Carmichaels and learned the tailor’s trade with his father.  His first work was for the Government.  In 1862, when eighteen years of age, he enlisted as a soldier in Company K, Fifteenth Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, and served until 1865.  He was at the battle of Stone River and in several other engagements and skirmishes.  At the close of the war he came home and worked at his trade with his father.  In 1870 he engaged with his brother in the merchant tailoring business, in which they have continued quite successfully ever since.  In 1866 he married Emma, daughter of William and Mary (Williams) Armstrong.  They have four children—Augustus L., Mary, wife of F. Davidson; Louise and Lottie.  Mr. Murdock is a member of the G. A. R. Post; and both are leading members in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

 

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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888

 

Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project – http://freepages.history.rootsweb.com/~arkbios/Greene/index.html.

Date of Transcription: 9 July 2007

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