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Murphy: request for death notices for Roy, Ralph, Lloyd and possibly Edna

Murphy: request for death notices for Roy, Ralph, Lloyd and possibly Edna

Posted: 3 Nov 2012 9:14PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 4 Nov 2012 2:16AM GMT
Surnames: Murphy, Stacy, Stacey
I also posted the following on Taylor Co. WI message board

Roy Murphy b. Apr 12, 1906 IL or IN, res: Maplehurst, Taylor, WI, d. Oct 21, 1970 Marshfield, Wood, WI, bur: Riverside Cem: Withee: Clark, WI

Ralph Murphy b. Oct 14, 1916 Iroquois, Iroquois, IL, d. Mar 23, 1974, Milwaukee, WI.

Lloyd Murphy b. 29 Apr 1919, Iroquois, Iroquois, IL, bur. King WI, d. 21 Jan 1972, Milwaukee Co., WI.

All lived Maplehurst, Taylor, WI at some time.

Hoping that a researcher will check for the death notice of Roy Murphy husband of Alice Stacy. I am trying to connect him to a Ralph Murphy who was born in Iroquois, Iroquois, IL Oct 14, 1916 and died on Mar 23, 1974 in Milwaukee, WI. A Milwaukee Sentinel article on Ralph’s widow, nee Fischer said he was buried in Marshfield. I do not know if that means the general area or the city itself. He was Roman Catholic. He might be buried with the Victor Fischer family.

There is a third brother, Lloyd, who is buried at the military cemetery at King WI. His dates are b. 29 Apr 1919, Iroquois, Iroquois, IL, d. 21 Jan 1972 in Milwaukee Co., WI. His death information could have been in a Marshfield or Taylor Co. newspaper.

There was a fourth bro Warren b abt 1909 Custer City, Custer, OK. By the 1920 census he is not listed with the family so I assume that he died.

Finally there was a sister Edna b 1913 in OK. She is not listed on the 1930 census with her father and sibs. She might have married at 16 or died.

On Ancestry I met a descendant of Roy who would also like to have Roy’s death notice and possible obituary.

I live in Milwaukee and have computer access to the Milwaukee Journal, Sentinel and later the combined Journal-Sentinel from 1990 on. Some issues are missing mostly in 1990. I would be happy to search Milwaukee death notices and obits or any article from that period in exchange for someone searching for Roy, Ralph and Lloyd.

I would also search the Milwaukee papers for people on this board who need that assistance. If a notice is needed from an earlier time period I could check the microfilms at the main library. That would take more time to get done.

The names Murphy Stearn McGrew Stacy Stacey are mentioned in my next post on this subject.

Re: Murphy: request for death notices for Roy, Ralph, Lloyd and possibly Edna

Posted: 3 Nov 2012 9:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Murphy Stearn McGrew Stacy Stacey
Not knowing how to do a GEDcom I am posting what was to be an attachment with census and death info.

Murphy Roy records and censuses. Ralph sometimes included.
Murphy Stearn McGrew Stacy Stacey

Clyde is the father of Roy C and a Ralph L. Murphy

1900 U.S. Federal Census abt Clyde Murphy
Name: Clyde Murphy: Age: 18: birth Date: Mar 1882: Birthplace: IN
Home in 1900: Washington: Cass: IN: Relation to Head of House: Son: Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Charles W Murphy: Father's Birthplace: IN:
Mother's name: Jane Murphy aka Nancy Jane "Jennie" Stearn: Mother's Birthplace: IL
Household Members:
Name Age
Charles W Murphy 48
Jane Murphy 50
Clyde Murphy 18
Fred B Murphy 9
Note that by 1940 census Clyde’s wife Elsie had died and Clyde married a woman named Mary. Ralph is the only child living with Clyde and Mary in 1940.

1940 U.S. Federal Census abt Clyde Murph - misspelling reported to Ancestry.
Name: Clyde Murph
Age: 58: Estimated Birth Year: abt 1882: Birthplace: IN: Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head: Home in 1940: Maplehurst: Taylor: WI
Farm: Yes: Inferred Residence in 1935: Residence in 1935: Rural
Citizenship: American Citizen
Household Members:
Name Age
Clyde Murph 58
Mary Murph 48
Ralph Murph 24
Buried with Clyde: Elsie McGrew: Birth: 1890: Death: 1949

Death of Clyde Murphy 1960: 27 Mar: Age: 78. Death: Medford: Taylor: WI
Burial. 1960: 30 Mar Evergreen Cemetery 1: Medford: Taylor: WI
Find a Grave for location of grave just guessing on the exact date of burial for Clyde
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Now just following Roy Murphy son of Clyde brother of Ralph: Living in OK
1910 U.S. Federal Census abt Roy Murphy
Name: Roy Murphy: Age in 1910: 4: Birth Year: 1906: Birthplace: IN
Home in 1910: Grant: Custer: OK
Relation to Head of House: Son: Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Clyde W Murphy: Father's Birthplace: IN
Mother's name: Lizzie Murphy nee Mc Grew: Mother's Birthplace: IN or [IL]
Household Members:
Name Age
Clyde W Murphy 28
Lizzie Murphy 26 nee Mc Grew: various names: Elizabeth: Elsie: Lizzie
Roy Murphy 4
Warner Murphy 6/12

1920 U.S. Federal Census abt Roy Murphy
Name: Roy Murphy: Age: 13: Birth Year: abt 1907: Birthplace: IN
Home in 1920: Ash Grove: Iroquois: IL
Relation to Head of House: Son: Marital Status: Single
Father's Name: Clyde Murphy: Father's Birthplace: IN
Mother's name: Lizzie Murphy: Mother's Birthplace: IL
Household Members:
Name Age
Clyde Murphy 37
Lizzie Murphy 35
Roy Murphy 13
Edna Murphy 7
Ralph Murphy 3
Lloyd Murphy 8/12

1930 U.S. Federal Census abt Roy C Murphy
Name: Roy C Murphy
Birth Year: abt 1906: Birthplace: IN
Home in 1930: Maplehurst: Taylor: WI: Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Head: Occupation: farmer
Spouse's Name: Alice H Murphy nee Stacy or Stacey
Father's Birthplace: IN: Mother's Birthplace: IL
Household Members:
Name Age
Roy C Murphy 24
Alice H Murphy 27 nee Stacy first husband surname Budd
June C Budd 6 Roy’s stepdaughter who probably was later adopted
As she was listed as Murphy

1940 U.S. Federal Census abt Roy Murphy
Name: Roy Murphy Respondent: Yes: Age: 34: Estimated Birth Year: abt 1906
Birthplace: IN: Marital Status: Married: Relation to Head of House: Head
Home in 1940: Maplehurst: Taylor: WI: Farm: Yes:
Inferred Residence in 1935: Maplehurst: Taylor: WI
Residence in 1935: Same House: Citizenship: American Citizen
Household Members:
Name Age
Roy Murphy 34
Alice Murphy 36
June Murphy 16
Norma Murphy 8
Thelma Murphy 6
Velda Murphy 5
Helen Murphy 4
Clifford Murphy 1
First born children Donald and Roy died at birth
Web: WI: Find A Grave Index: 1836-2011 abt Donald Murphy
Donald and Roy Murphy
Birth Date: 3 May 1930: Age at Death: 0: Death Date: 3 May 1930
Burial Place: Maplehurst Cemetery: Taylor County: WI:

Daughters born to Roy and Alice after 1940 census
Eleanore Murphy abt 1940 –
Patricia Murphy abt 1942 –
Grace Murphy abt 1945 –

Web: WI: Find A Grave Index: 1836-2011 abt Roy Murphy
Name: Roy Murphy: Birth Date: 12 Apr 1906: Age at Death: 64
Death Date: 21 Oct 1970: Burial Place: Riverside Cemetery: Withee: Clark: WI:

I have the above people on a private Ancestry tree named “1 1 A B&R Murphy” I have married names for most or all of the women who were daughters of Roy and Alice.

Re: Murphy: request for death notices for Roy, Ralph, Lloyd and possibly Edna

Posted: 15 Nov 2012 10:58PM GMT
Classification: Query
I found the death record for Roy C. Murphy in Wood County, WI.
Volume 59 Page 196
Roy C. Murphy- 64 yrs. old
Born: 4-12-1906 in Indiana
Died: 10-21-1970 in Marshfield, Wood, WI at St. Joseph's Hospital.
Residence: Maplehurst, Taylor, WI
Father: Clyde Murphy
Mother: Elizabeth MacGrew
Buried: Riverside Cemetery, Town of Hixon, Withee, Clark County, WI
Surviving Spouse: Sylvia Erikson
Informant: Mrs. Sylvia Murphy

Hope this helps!

Re: Murphy: request for death notices for Roy, Ralph, Lloyd and possibly Edna

Posted: 17 Nov 2012 11:26PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 22 Jun 2013 5:24AM GMT
Surnames: Murphy Stacey, Stacy and Erikson.
Hi, I just checked back and found your reply. Thanks so much for doing this research for me. In past I thought the state where born was wrong. I was wrong. Roy C. Murphy was born in Indiana.

I suspected that Roy came to Marshfield for care in old age or hospitalization rather than for a change of location. And you have shown that he was hospitalized. The name of the widow Sylvia Erickson is new to me. But his wife Alice Stacey or Stacy pre-deceased Roy and there is always room for a new wife between censuses.

I had wondered why he was buried in Riverside Cem in Clark Co. I just saw that his dad's sister is buried there. That makes some connection but I would not be surprised if the location also had to do with Roy's first wife Alice Stacey who was also buried there.

So in answer to your question. It sure does help and also gives me more to look into. And that is the fun of all of this, isn't it.

Thanks for your kindness in getting me this information.

If you need Milwaukee lookups, remember that I am available to do that.

Mary
Milwaukee
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