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The Blue Book of Iowa Women A History of Contemporary Women

Compiled by Winona Evans Reeves, 1914.

  
 

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Rev. Marion Murdoch

Marion Murdock, Unitarian minister, was born in Granaville, Iowa, Oct. 9, 1853.  She is the daughter of Samuel and Eliza Pach Murdock, Iowa pioneers.  She received her classical education in the Boston University.  She studied for the ministry at the Meadville Theological school, from which she was graduated with the degree B. D.  She took post-graduate work at the Oxford University.  For five years she was minister of the Unitarian church at Humboldt and exerted a marked influence on the schools and social life of that town.  For six years she was pastor of a church in Cleveland, O.  At the end of her ministry in Cleveland she became a supply and missionary minister, in that capacity she has visited all parts of the United States.  She spent a year in Europe studying art, and has been an art and literature leader and teacher in clubs and classes in various cities.  She is a writer of both prose and poetry and has contributed to many periodicals.  She is president of the League of Women in the Ministry, is a member of the Drama League of America.  She was one of the speakers at the Parliament of Religions held in Chicago during the World's Columbian Exposition, the subject of her address was "What Did Phoebe Do?" and was published in Dr. Barrow's book on the parliament.  She is an arts and crafts worker and is a specialist in bird study.  Her home is at 9 Warland Str., Cambridge, Mass.

 

 

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