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Rev William Henry Harrison Murray
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Birth: Apr. 26, 1840
Guilford
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
Death: Mar. 3, 1904
Guilford
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA

"Adirondack" Murray, orator, outdoorsman, Congregational minister and author of religious and outdoor books including "Adventures in the Wilderness; Camp Life in the Adirondacks" (1869) which popularized the north as a resort and health cure destination. The widely distributed book created the "Murray Rush" of visitors to the Adirondacks. He has been called "The Great Evangelist of Outdoor Life for the People." His life-long love of the woods inspired many others to follow in his footsteps. He graduated from Yale in 1862. He attended East Windsor Theological Seminary. He served as minister to churches in Greenwich and Washington, Connecticut. In the mid-1860s he became pastor of the First Congregational Church in Meriden, Connecticut. Subsequently Murray was pastor of the Park Street Church in Boston, MA. He retired from the clerical profession at the age of 40 and traveled for seven years. The last 12 years of his life were spent on his Guilford homestead.
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Dickinson Murray (1805 - 1873)
  Sally M Munger Murray (1802 - 1872)
 
 Spouses:
  Frances Mary Rivers Murray (1858 - 1929)
  Isadora Laura Hull Murray (1845 - 1925)*
 
 Children:
  Maud Marguerite Murray Young (1887 - 1978)*
  Grace Norton Murray Williamson (1892 - 1956)*
 
 Sibling:
  Chauncey Dickinson Murray (1837 - 1885)*
  William Henry Harrison Murray (1840 - 1904)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"I am the resurrection and the life, he who believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live."
 
Burial:
Murray Cemetery
Guilford
New Haven County
Connecticut, USA
 
Created by: Jan Franco
Record added: Sep 14, 2004
Find A Grave Memorial# 9460845
Rev William Henry Harrison Murray
Added by: William P. Jones
 
Rev William Henry Harrison Murray
Added by: Jan Franco
 
Rev William Henry Harrison Murray
Added by: Jan Franco
 
 
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To my great uncle with love and admiration.
- Robin Curtiss Sherwood Heffley
 Added: Mar. 22, 2015
Rest in Peace; you were definitely a man in the right place at the right time!
- J.D. Larimore
 Added: Apr. 7, 2013

- Mary
 Added: Jun. 11, 2005
 
 
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