From the 1885 History of Steuben County, Indiana
George S. Murray is a representative of one of the well-known pioneer families of Steuben County. His father was David Murray and his grandfather was Seth W. Murray. He was born in Elkhart County, Ind., June 15, 1849. He has been twice married. His first wife was Mary E. Freligh, daughter of
Samuel Freligh, by whom he has two sons--Samuel and Arthur. His present wife is Orpha, daughter of John Snyder. Mr. Murray has been a resident of Pleasant Lake since 1861. In 1870 he engaged in
the hardware business in partnership with Frank Hoover. In 1871 he sold out to his partner and continued in business alone until Dec. 6, 1884, when he formed a partnership with Lafayette Case,
under the firm name of Murray & Case. Mr. Case is a native of Pleasant Lake, born in 1845, a son of Furman and Amelia (Merlott) Case. He married Lella Snyder, daughter of John Snyder, and has three children--Dellie E., Ora F. and Garr.
Submitted by: Kim Davoli