Category Archives: Murphy

Some Pictures from Henry Neil Murphy’s Youth

As the year draws to a close, the posts you’ll see here will be mostly based on old pictures. My brother Mike last week passed along some old family pictures. Many of them I had never seen before. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Who Are Those People?

I realized recently that I’d never taken the time on this blog to identify all the people in the photo at the top of the page. For those of you who read my posts in email, just click through to … Continue reading

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The Search for Dad

We found dad. Well, he wasn’t exactly lost. We just didn’t know where he was buried. Now we do. My dad died in January 1994. His wife, Margaret, had his body cremated, but, at the time, she had no place … 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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The Zapruder Film and the Cabana Motor Hotel in Family History

My brother Terry and his wife, Carol Strong Murphy, are visiting us from Florida this week. Terry is attending a conference in Grapevine early this week and Peggy is working, so Carol and I joined my brother Brian and his … Continue reading

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A Brief Profile of James Murphy, Jr.

Born February 17, 1854, James Murphy, Jr., was the second son of my 2nd great grandfather James Murphy. James Jr. appears as the oldest child in the family on the 1860 U.S. Census. He appears on the 1880 U.S. Census … Continue reading

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The Mystery of Timothy Murphy

The Births page of the Murphy Family Bible lists James and Delia (Bridget) Murphy’s first child as Timothy Murphy, born August 17, 1852. Beyond this mention, Timothy is nowhere to be found in any official or unofficial record I can … Continue reading

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