Thomas A. Murray

Oconee Enterprise
Friday, November 18, 1927
Page One

Thomas A. Murray Succumbs at 90

Thomas A. Murray, 90 years of age, one of the state's oldest educators and a veteran of the Confederate Army, died early Thursday morning, November 10 at the residence of his daughter, Miss Jessie Muray (sic), 872 West End avenue, Atlanta, following an illness of over a year.

Shortly prior to the outbreak of the war between the states Mr. Murray graduated from the University of Georgia, of which he was one of the oldest alumni.

At the onset of the war he enlisted with company A of the Sixth Georgia regiment, and served for the duration of the conflict. He was wounded in an engagement at Yorktown, and a second time at the Spotsylvania Court House.

For 50 years following the close of the war Mr. Murray was an instructor in various public schools throughout the sate, including posts at Sparta, Athens, Ackworth and Buena Vista. While teaching at the latter school Mr. Muray (sic) was associated (sic) with Nat Harris, who later became Governor of Georgia.

While failing health demanded his retirement some years ago from active church work, Mr. Murray was a faithful Methodist during the whole of life.

Funeral services were held from the chapel of H.M. Patterson and Son, while interment was in the family lot at Oakland cemetery beside his wife, the late Julia Stovall Murray.

Mr. Murray is survived by three sons, T.A. Murray, Jr., L.S. Murray and Charles W. Murray, and a daughter, Miss Jessie Murray.

Mr. Murray was well known here and had many friends and relatives who were grieved to learn of his death.