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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 Springs.

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.




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