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John R. Murdock
Bust photo of John R. Murdock
Murdock ca. 1909
Member of the Council of Fifty
April 10, 1880 (1880-04-10) – November 12, 1913 (1913-11-12)
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Born John Riggs Murdock
(1826-09-13)September 13, 1826
Orange, Ohio, United States
Died November 12, 1913(1913-11-12) (aged 87)
Milford, Utah, United States
Resting place Mountain View Cemetery
38°16′52″N 112°37′50″W / 38.2811°N 112.6306°W / 38.2811; -112.6306 (Mountain View Cemetery)
Organization Members of the Council of Fifty
Spouse(s) Almira Henrietta Lott
Mary Ellen Wolfenden
May Bain
Parents John Murdock
Julia Clapp

John Riggs Murdock (September 13, 1826 – November 12, 1913) was the leader of the most Mormon pioneer down-and-back companies in Latter-day Saint history, leading ox-drawn wagon trains that carried both merchandise and passengers "down and back" from Missouri to Utah.

The son of John Murdock, he not only led several down-and-back companies but also served several missions in the eastern United States. He was also a prominent leader of the church in Beaver, Utah.

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