Category Archives: Latchford

A Rookie Mistake

You’ve been introduced to my maternal grandfather in a previous post, NYPD Blue: George Benedict Latchford. By all accounts he was a well-respected officer who served the New York City Police Department with distinction for about 32 years, from 1926 … Continue reading

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The Mayor of Lake Success

Thanksgiving morning last week I got a call from my Aunt Mary Latchford Kennedy, my mom’s younger sister. We spent some time catching up and then Mary told me about a cousin of hers that she had lost touch with … Continue reading

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Memories of Mom

My mom, Catherine Latchford Murphy, would have turned 86 years old today, September 23. Come January, it will be six years since she died. We think of her and miss her daily. To celebrate her birthday and provide a bit … Continue reading

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May Latchford Becomes a U.S. Citizen

As I researched the Latchfords the past few weeks, I came across some interesting documents. Pictured here is a Petition for Naturalization for Mary Latchford, one of my grandfather’s older sisters, born in Cork, Ireland, on March 22, 1887. You … Continue reading

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The Latchfords Come to America

In early March of 1890, 27-year-old William Latchford boarded the RMS Umbria at Queenstown, Ireland, in County Cork, for the 32-day voyage to his new home in America. He left behind his parents, Francis and Elizabeth Cassells Latchford, as well … Continue reading

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Records in the Mail

I ordered a copy of my maternal grandfather’s State of New York Certificate and Record of Birth online from the City of New York Municipal Archives. It arrived in the mail last week. There’s really no new information on George … Continue reading

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The Graduates

Liam Morrison Murphy graduates from Plano East Senior High School today. His cousin Mary Cage graduated from Ponder High School last week. Mary, by the way, was Salutatorian of her class of 75 Ponder graduates. Way to go, Mary! Liam’s … Continue reading

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