Clifford Reid Murray was born in South Charleston,
Ohio, August 7, 1867. He lived there until nine years old, when
his parents removed to Chicago. In that town Mr. Murray spent
his boyhood, and received his early education in the public schools.
In 1880 his family came to Kansas City, and
shortly after their arrival Mr. Murray entered the Central High
School, and took a three years' course, quitting before graduation,
however, to enter upon a business career.
In 1886 the firm of Guernsey & Murray was
formed, succeeding the firm of Guernsey & Murray, and by virtue of
energy, ability, and progressiveness, the partnership to-day enjoys
one of the largest high-class grocery businesses in the West.
In addition to his regular business, Mr.
Murray is interested in several other ventures. He is president
of the Tobasco Planters' Company, a corporation controlling a large
amount of land in Mexico, on which rubber, vanilla, and kindred
products are raised.
He is a member of the Commercial Club, and
active in the public movements that make Kansas City famous the world
He married Miss Nannie Washburn, of Chicago,