Tag Archives: Henry Neil 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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Memories of “Corny”

My dad, Henry Neil Murphy, died of a heart attack in January of 1994. A few months after his death, his older sister, my Aunt Helene, sent a couple of pages worth of memories from when they were young, growing … 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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Cousin Norman

I made some pretty interesting finds in my research around the Blakeley family this past week. The most interesting find? We’re related to Norman Rockwell! Yes, Norman Perceval Rockwell, popular 20th-century American painter and illustrator, is a distant cousin. Norman, … Continue reading

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The Next Generation

The first child in a new generation of Murphys was born last week. Kelly and Jana Phillips Murphy welcomed daughter Mykenna Grace Murphy on Tuesday, March 25, 2014. Kelly is the youngest son of my brother Jim and his wife, … Continue reading

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Alfred Nils Olsen

The handsome man pictured here is Alfred Nils Olsen, my great grandfather. Though I’m sure I can’t grow an impressive mustache┬ásuch as his, the hair on his head is very familiar. I see it in the mirror daily. Born in … Continue reading

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