IOWA OFFICIAL REGISTER 1933-1934 BIOGRAPHIES OTHER STATE OFFICERS
CHARLES B. MURTAGH, ALGONA. - State Comptroller, was born at Waverly, Bremer County, Iowa, November 14, 1881, the son of James X. and Mercy L. Murtagh. Moved to Shell Rock, Butler County, Iowa, in April, 1884, and graduated from high school there in 1898. Moved to Kossuth County in April, 1899k, where for one year was bookkeeper and assistant in Fenton State Bank. Moved to Ringsted in Emmet County in 1900, where he was first cashier and later president of Ringsted State Bank for many years. While at Ringsted he served on the town council and as mayor. Was also elected state representative from Emmet county and served in the 34the general assembly. Moved to Algona in Kossuth County in March, 1912, and for more than fifteen years was cashier of the County Savings Bank. He is president of Kossuth County Agricultural Society. He was married in 1904 to Edna R. Cratty. They have five children: Helen, wife of T. C. Hutchison, living at Iowa City, Iowa; Ann, wife of Mell A. Peterson, living at Bremerton, Washington; James, of Washington, D. C. and Betty and Jean at home. A democrat.