there are several Murphy's and Mary for wife in the 1950 Pittsfield directory's if you knew what kind of work he did it would help.They do not give ages and children are not listed.
Dennis and Mary retired
Fredrick and Mary retired
James H. and Mary H. retired
James H. Mcl and Mary B. clerk Rosenfields
James H. Mcl Jr. student
William D.and Mary E bartender Meadow View Inn
William F. and Mary T. clerk Kelsey's
The census only go to 1930
Would they have been in Pittsfield at that time?