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History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925
George F. Murnane, M. D.

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[This information is from Vol. IV, p. 45 of History of the Mohawk Valley: Gateway to the West 1614-1925, edited by Nelson Greene (Chicago: The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1925). It is in the Reference collection of the Schenectady County Public Library at R 974.7 G81h. This online edition includes lists of portraits, maps and illustrations. As noted by Paul Keesler in his article, "The Much Maligned Mr. Greene," some information in this book has been superseded by later research or was provided incorrectly by local sources.]

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Dr. George F. Murnane is a representative and able young member of the medical fraternity in Utica, who is accorded a gratifying patronage as a general practitioner of medicine and surgery. He was born in Lyon Mountain, Clinton county, New York, on the 24th of October, 1889, his parents being James and Mary Murnane. The father was an old-time railroad man who served for many years as superintendent of bridges for the Mohawk & Malone Railroad and also for the Dolgeville & Little Falls Railroad. He made his home at Lyon Mountain for a number of years prior to his removal to Herkimer, where he passed away in 1895, his demise being deeply regretted by an extensive circle of warm friends.

George F. Murnane obtained his early education as a grammer school pupil and continued his studies in the high school at Herkimer for one year, while subsequently he pursued an academic course at Morristown, New Jersey. Following his graduation he took a three-year course in Brown University of Providence, Rhode Island, and in 1913 entered the medical department of the University of Vermont, from which institution he was graduated with the degree of M. D. in 1917. During the succeeding year he served as interne in St. Mary's Hospital of Passaic, New Jersey.

In 1918 Dr. Murnane was commissioned first lieutenant in the Officers Medical Reserve Corps, doing duty in various hospitals and military training camps until honorably discharged on the 22d of October, 1919. It was in the following year that he came to Utica, where he has since been engaged in the general practice of medicine and surgery with merited success. His services are in constant demand and in addition to caring for a large private practice he is also serving as surgeon on the staff of St. Elizabeth's Hospital and discharges the duties of district physician. He keeps in touch with the most advanced methods and discoveries of the science of healing through his membership in the Oneida County Medical Society, the New York State Medical Society and the American Medical Association.

On the 2d of July, 1919, Dr. Murnane was united in marriage to Miss Bertha Margaret McGraw of New York city. He is a communicant of St. Agnes Catholic church and fraternally is identified with the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. A young man of genial and pleasing personality, Dr. Murnane has many friends and is highly esteemed for his integrity and sterling worth.

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