6 May 2005
Source: Portrait & Biographical Album of Whiteside County, IL
Originally published 1885 Chapman Bros., Chicago, IL
Transcribed by: Becky Jones
Ezekiel Murray, farmer, section 5, Hahnaman Township, is a son of George and Elizabeth (Richardson) Murray. (See sketch of George Murray in this work). He was born in Franklin County, Ind., Oct 21, 1855. Mr. Murray remained at home in Indiana, assisting his father in the maintenance of the family, and attending the common schools until his parents moved to this county, when he accompanied them. In the spring of 1880 he purchased a farm of 68 acres in Hahnaman Township, on which he moved. He cultivated this land until 1882, when he sold out and purchased 100 acres on section 5, same township, on which he at present resides. All of his land is tillable, and he has good substantial farm buildings on his place.
Mr. Murray was united in marriage Dec. 24, 1879, to Miss Lucy, daughter of B and Martha J. (Curry) Ferris. (See sketch of Albert Ferris.) She was born in Franklin Co., Ind., July15, 1861. They were the parents of two children: Martha E. and Rolla J.
Politically Mr. Murray is a supporter of the tenets of the Democratic party. Religiously, Mrs. Murray is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church.