This is an incomplete and in-progress curriculum vitae of Christopher J Murray.

Organizations

  • Raharney Rover’s Social Club (New York City)
  • Westmeath Men’s Social and Benevolent Association [also known as the Westmeath Men’s Association] (New York City)
  • United Irish Counties Association [Originally the United Irish Counties Athletic Union] (New York City) 
    • Chairman of the Press Committee
    • Director & Founder of the Welfare Bureau (Founded September 1933. Director until his death in January 1936)
    • Member and officer since the organization’s founding in 1904
  • United Irish League
  • Ancient Order of Hibernians
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Irish-American League
    • Chairman of the executive committee

Committees

  • 1936 – Member of the Committee to manage an association dance on Feb 1st Roscommon-Tuxedo Ballrooms
  • 1935 – Secretary of the Testimonial dinner for New York City Counsellor and United Irish Counties Association President Matthew J Troy on November 13, 1935.
  • 1935 – Chairman of the February 15, 1935 social benefit in New York City to aid the Reverend John J. Kellaghan (formerly of Mullingar), the pastor of All-Souls Church in Sanford, Florida
  • 1935 – Member of the Committee to manage the annual Westmeath Men’s ball on November 23rd at Yorkville Casino
  • 1933 – Chairman of the Committee to manage the annual Westmeath Men’s Ball on November 25th
  • 1932 – Member of the Committee to manage the March 17th St. Patrick’s Day celebration and dance of the Westmeath Men’s S & B Association and Westmeath Football Club
    • Member of the Committee to manage the United Irish Counties Association’s annual ball on Nov 4th in Brooklyn
  • 1930 – Member of the Committee to manage the annual Westmeath Men’s Ball at at Palm Garden, 305 W. 52nd Street. Also the chairman of the Publicity Committee.
  • 1929 – Chairman of the Committee to manage the annual Westmeath Men’s Ball on March 16th
  • 1920 – Member of the Committee to manage the annual ball of the United Irish Counties Association of New York on January 24th 
  • 1918 – Member of the Nominating Committee to select the Grand Marshal of the Irish-American section of the American Loyalty Parade in New York City on July 4th.
  • 1916 – Member of the Committee to manage the United Irish League’s “Loyalty to America and Its Allies” meeting on July 2nd
  • 1915 – Member of the Committee to manage the annual Westmeath Men’s Ball on March 13th
  • 1914 – Member of the Committee to manage the annual Westmeath Men’s Ball on March 14th at Yorkville Casino
  • 1913 – Member of the Committee to manage the annual Westmeath Men’s Ball on March 15th
  • 1910 – Member of the Committee to manage the annual Westmeath Men’s Ball
  • 1904 – Collaborator on the first Irish Ball held in the old Madison Square Garden
  • 1904? – Member of the committee to manage the United Irish Counties Association picnic on October 9 at Celtic Park
  • 1896 – Member of a Committee to manage the inaugural Raharney Rover Club reception
  • 1894 – Member of the North Dock Ward, Dublin, Ireland

Jobs and Activities

  • 1896 – 1928: Metlife Insurance Company
  • 1917 – 1917: New York City Commissioner of Weights and Measures (New York City)
  • 1893 – 1894: Grocer at Laurence O’Rourke, grocer, tea, wine, and spirit merchant (Dublin, Ireland)
  • 1887 – 1893: Grocer at James D’Arcy Grocery (Dublin, Ireland)

Achievements

Official referee for the Gaelic Society of Ireland football league

Family

Parents: Timothy Murray, Margaret Murray, née White

Married To: Mary Casserly (Died 1918)

Married to: Mary Donohoe (2nd wife)

Siblings

Children