From Pittsburgh Streets

"David B. Murdoch." The Death Roll. Pittsburgh Commercial Gazette, Sept. 7, 1899, p. 4. 85602348.

David B. Murdoch.

Announcement was received yesterday of the death in Queenstown, Ireland, of David Bryson Murdoch, one of the best known residents of this city. He with his wife and two daughters, Misses Mary and Susie, left their Pittsburgh home on Forbes avenue and Wightman street about a month ago for a visit in Ireland. Mr. Murdoch, although not having been in the best of health for the past ten years, did not seem to be ill when he left home.

David B. Murdoch was a son of the late John Murdoch, who came to Pittsburgh from Ireland early in the '40s, and established a nursery on Squirrel Hill. When he died his four sons—David B., James R., John R. and Alexander—continued the business. The deceased retired from the business some 15 years ago and since has been devoting his attention to his estate on Squirrel hill. The only surviving brother is John R. Murdoch of the East End. Alexander Murdoch died in 1893. The deceased was about 52 years of age and had spent his life in Pittsburgh. The deceased was a brother of Mrs. Ellen W. Watson, the well known temperance worker, and a cousin of J. B. Murdoch of the firm of A. M. & J. B. Murdoch, who are in the nursery business.