Pueblo County, Colorado

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Mr. McMurtry is a well-known lawyer of South Pueblo. He was born in Hardin County, Ky., November 27, 1848. He attended school at Litchfield, Ky., and when sixteen years of age he quit school and began clerking in a store. He studied law at the same time, and when twenty-one years of age, in 1869, was admitted to the bar at Elizabethtown. At the age of twenty-three, he was elected Judge of the Police Court of Elizabethtown, which office he held two years. Mr. McMurtry's health began to fail during his term of office, and he continued to decline until 1875, when, in the fall of that year, hoping to be restored by the salubrious climate of Colorado, he came West. He spent several months in the mountains, and, in spring of 1876, located at South Pueblo, where, his health being much improved, he has since resided and practiced his profession. Besides doing a good law business, he is now dealing considerably in real estate.  History of the Arkansas Valley, Colorado O L Baskin & Co., Chicago, 1881

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