Biography of B. F. McMurry
Tulare County, CA Biographies





B. F. McMURRY.
Among the favorably known and representative business men of Tulare stands B. F. McMurry, who has since becoming identified with this community gained an enviable position in the confidence and esteem of the people. He is proprietor of the leading jewelry store in Tulare, and is a native of the Lone Star state, born in Bonham, March 19, 1885. He is the son of William J. and Francis Lou (Finger) McMurry. His father was for many years prominently engaged in grain farming and stock raising in Texas, but is now a resident of California.

B. F. McMurry took the public school course, graduating from high school, and then entered Trinity University, at Waxahachie, Texas, but remained there only two years. In 1904 he came to California and locating in Merced, served an apprenticeship at the watchmaking and jewelers trade. Subsequently he went to Hanford, where he was employed in a jewelry store until 1910, when he came to Tulare and bought a jewelry store. In this enterprise he has been successful to a gratifying degree and is now in command of the largest trade in this locality. He carries a large and well selected stock of watches, jewelry and music and customers entering his store are sure of courteous and painstaking attention. Mr. McMurry has identified himself with local public affairs and is an earnest supporter of every local movement or enterprise having for its object the betterment of the public welfare. He possesses to a marked degree those qualities which attract men and he enjoys a large circle of warm and loyal friends.

Mr. McMurry was married on September 11, 1907, to Miss Edna E. Crowder, of Merced, California, and they have a son, Richard. Mrs. McMurry is an active member of the Women's club of Tulare and is a popular member of the social circles in which she moves. Mr. McMurry is a member of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks, the Tulare Rotary Club, and the Tulare Board of Trade, of which he was formerly a director and member of the executive board and is now the president. He is a republican in politics. He is at present serving as clerk of the board of trustees of the Tulare Union high school.

From:
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
and
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
Chicago 1926


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