John Gardner Murphy

John Gardner Murphy

Male 1843 - 1918  (75 years)

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  • Name John Gardner Murphy 
    Born 18 Feb 1843  Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 24 Feb 1918  Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • This email was sent to the author by Beth Murphy in February, 2015. Beth is a descendant of John Gardner Murphy and his wife, Isabella O'Fallon.

      I see that you discovered, puzzled over and solved all in one fell swoop. Yes, that 1900 census is a curiosity. (Ed. Note: referring to the 1900 census where Isabella is listed although she had died the previous year).

      When I found John Gardner Murphy's obit it was the first I knew of a son John and a brother James. James must have been in Chicago at the time of John's death. He died there a few weeks later and his body was taken back to the family plot in Cincinnati. The only evidence I have of John and Isabella's son John is a card that re-recorded his birth after the 1884 courthouse fire in Cinci. I've not been able to find him in any other records, so I've presumed he died young, but seeing his name again in my g-grandfather's obit makes me wonder about that....

      Beezie Murphy is the reason I got hooked on genealogy. I grew up hearing about her, but never much, so I started searching. She is the closest thing to a "famous" relative I'm likely to have. She was a nanny for some famous Cincinnati citizens, for most of her life in the employ of Jane Herron Anderson and Charles Longworth Anderson. Jane's sister was married to president Taft and the Taft children were often in the care of Aunt Beezie while Taft was governor of the Philippines. This was attested to in a letter to me written by Charles Phelps Taft about 1980, just before he died. The tragedy is that the letter was lost in one of my many moves. My dad's cousin also said that Beezie was nanny for some Longworth children but I've not been able to determine that in anyway. The Anderson's lived on Grandin Road next door to Nicholas and Alice Roosevelt Longworth but their daughter (actually not Nicholas' natural child) was born in 1925. It is possible that Beezie assisted them with her, I suppose. She was 14 when Nicholas was born, possible that she cared for him I guess, but not likely. Anyway, she continues to be of great interest to me but there is not much info available.
    Person ID I39628  McKenzie Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2017 

    Family Isabella O'Fallon,   b. Sep 1850, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1899, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Married Dec 1869 
    Children 
     1. George E. Murphy,   b. Abt 1870, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1947, Elgin, Kane County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years)  [natural]
     2. William James Murphy,   b. 8 Jun 1872, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1926, Patton, San Bernardino County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)  [natural]
     3. Albert Murphy,   b. Oct 1876, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jun 1927, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years)  [natural]
     4. John Murphy,   b. Abt 1878,   d. Aft 1900  (Age ~ 23 years)  [natural]
     5. Edward D. Murphy,   b. Jun 1881, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1936, Miami, Clermont Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 54 years)  [natural]
     6. Charles Frederick Murphy,   b. 1 Aug 1883, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1966, Joliet, Will County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [natural]
     7. Helen E. Murphy,   b. 12 Dec 1885, Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jun 1936, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)  [natural]
     8. May A. Murphy,   b. May 1890, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN  [natural]
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F07338  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Death Notice - John Gardner Murphy
    Death Notice - John Gardner Murphy


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