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MURPHY John James

Male 1894 - 1950  (55 years)


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  • Name MURPHY John James 
    Born 12 Jul 1894  New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • On her citizenship application, Theresa states that John was born in 1896
    Gender Male 
    Died 2 Apr 1950  New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I1462  Wood/O'Neill
    Last Modified 16 Jun 2012 

    Father MURPHY James,   d. Abt 1897 
    Mother LOWERY (ALSO LOWRY, LOURY, LOWARY) Theresa,   b. 30 Sep 1872, Laoighis, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 23 Oct 1892  Bagenalstown, Co Carlow, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F673  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 WICKLAND Marion C,   b. 1897, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1946, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Children 
     1. MURPHY John James,   b. 25 Aug 1919, New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1991, New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Living
     3. MURPHY Robert Joseph,   b. 14 Jan 1924, New York City, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1983, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     4. MURPHY Gerard,   b. 12 Aug 1935, Brooklyn, NY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1963, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
    Family ID F1077  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Esther 
    Family ID F1421  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In the 1940 US Federal Census, John is living on 86th St in Queens, New York (house number 8604 which he is renting).
      John Murphy aged 45 born in New York, salesman, Imp Textiles
      Marion aged 44 born in Brooklyn
      Rosemary aged 18 born in New York, Clerk, Imp Textiles
      Robert aged 16 born in Brooklyn
      Gerard aged 4 born in Brooklyn [Is age for Gerard correct - should be 14?]
      John Jnr aged 20 and married, born in New York. receiving clerk
      Julia daughter-in-law aged 22 and married and born in Penn

      New York Times 4 April 1950

      John J Murphy, procurement specialist for woolen and worsted textiles for the New York Quartermaster Procurement Agency, died Sunday in Columbus Hospital from injuries suffered in a recent accident. His age was 55.

      Mr Murphy, who resided at 8731 165th Street, Jamaica, Queens, had been in the textile industry for thirty years. He became a buyer for the Philadelphia Quartermaster depot in 1942 and was transferred to the New York office in 1945.

      He was past commander of the American Legion for Queens County and of the Rosedale-Laurelton Post.

      Surviving are his widow, Mrs Esther Murphy; his mother, Mrs Theresa Darcy and 4 children by a previous marriage: John J Murphy Jr, Robert J, Gerard and Mrs Rosemary Englander.

      US Veterans gravesites

      Name: John J Murphy
      Service Info.: SGT/MAJ US ARMY WORLD WAR I
      Death Date: 2 Apr 1950
      Cemetery: Long Island National Cemetery
      Cemetery Address: 2040 Wellwood Avenue Farmingdale, NY 11735-1211
      Buried At: Section H Site 11722

  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Family Search, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.