Source: Waveland Independent newspaper, Waveland, Montgomery County, Indiana. March 11, 1954
The Rev. James G. McMURTRY 84 of Houston, Texas, a prominent graduate of Wabash College who for more than half a century was a Presbyterian minister was found dead Thursday in his car near Houston, according to a message received by a sister, Miss Sophronia McMurtry, 215 W. Main Street. Rev. McMurtry was enroute from Dallas, Texas to Houston where he was to have preached his first sermon Sunday as pastor for a Huston Presbyterian Church, was believed to have died of a heart attack. Mr. McMurtry was born near Marshall where he spent his boyhood. He was graduated from Wabash College in the class of 1893 and entered the ministry after attending theological school. Mr. McMurtry was a frequent visitor in Waveland, having given his lecture of the 23rd Psalm here not long ago. Surviving besides his sister are a son, James G. McMurtry, Jr. of Houston, Tx and a daughter in Fredricksburg, VA. The son attended Wabash College in the class of 1924. The funeral was held Saturday at Houston where burial was made.