Murray was called to the ministry in 1843 and moved to Indiana in 1851. He traveled widely under difficult conditions to preach for isolated Brethren in Indiana, Ohio and Illinois. His proposal to establish a Brethren college eventually led to the venture to establish Salem College.
Murray died on this date, March 31, in 1906. If he had lived a few hours longer he would have been 100 years old.
Source: The Brethren Encyclopedia