Cornelius D. Murane
C. D. MURANE was born in Freeborn County,
Minnesota, February 6, 1867. He is a
farmer's son and received his education in
the high school of Austin, Minnesota, subsequently
taking a course in a business college. He was graduated from the law department of the Northern Indiana
Normal School in 1890, and opened a law office and
began the practice of his profession in Valparaiso.
He practiced also in Austin, Minnesota, and moved
in 1892 to North Yakima, Washington. He practiced his profession in the State of Washington and
during a part of this time was the attorney for a large
mining corporation operating near White Sulphur
In February, 1898, he started for Dawson over
the Stikeen route via Teslin Lake. He staid one year
in Dawson and came to Nome in 1899, arriving in
the month of October. He operated a rocker in the
famous Nome beach diggings, and subsequently tried
mining in the Nome country for a year, after which he
resumed the practice of law. At the municipal election in April, 1904. he was elected
to the office of municipal judge.
Mr. Murane was married in 1892. Mrs. Murane was formerly Miss Lydia E.
Millard. He is the devoted father of three boys: Millard C, Edward Elmer and
Ralph. He is a Mason, an Odd Fellow and an Eagle, and his popularity is attested
by the success of his candidacy for municipal judge. Mr. Murane is an honorable
man and a good citizen. He is an interesting and an effective public speaker.
Source: Nome and Seward Peninsula by
R. S. Harrison. Seattle: The Metropolitan Press, 1905.