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Francis W. Murray


Centurion, 1894–1929

Full Name Francis Wisner Murray

Born 10 September 1855 in Goshen, New York

Died 12 April 1929 in Florence, Italy

Buried Saint James Cemetery, Goshen, New York

Proposed by Arthur Brooks, Robert F. Weir, and Henry A. Oakley

Elected 1 December 1894 at age thirty-nine

Archivist’s Note: Brother of Ambrose Spencer Murray Jr.

Century Memorial

Francis Wisner Murray had the happy faculty of always wearing a good-humored smile and always gazing attentively at whoever talked with him; his interlocutor was instinctively convinced of the doctor’s interest in him. Murray was a College of Physicians and Surgeons man; he was broken into practical work as interne in the New York Hospital. He became recognized very soon after leaving the hospital as a surgeon of ability, and gained unusually early appointment to the Surgical Staff. In his professional life, Murray was known not only for his surgical skill but also for his forceful character and great interest in his patients. His fellow-practitioners described him as a fine representative of the active surgeon whose life is spent in the hospital wards, who gives advice that reassures his patients and who operates with a skill that instantly meets physical emergency.

Alexander Dana Noyes
1930 Century Association Yearbook