J. S. McMurry an aged and highly esteemed citizen of this county died Saturday morning at nine o'clock at his home 2 miles south of the city where he had lived several years. The cause of his death was septisemia with which he had been afflicted for the past month and which was superinduced by kidney trouble. He was in his 75th year having been born in Allen County Sept. 7th, 1843. He married in early manhood Miss Martha Carneal of Logan County who died many years ago. The union was blessed with 3 children two of whom are living they being W. Ford McMurry of Sturgis and Mrs. Essie Clement widow of Charles Clement who lives near Chapel Hill. Mr. McMurry's second marriage was to Miss Kit Hill daughter of James L. Hill of this county and she survives him.
The deceased was a member of the Baptist Church and was a Mason in high standing. Mr. McMurry was a kind and gentle man greatly beloved by those who knew him well.
His remains were laid to rest at Chapel Hill Monday.
Crittenden Record-Press. (Marion, Ky.) 1909-1919, December 13, 1917, Edition 1, Image 4 - Chronicling America - The Library of Congress.