|Murphy-Keough Calendar June 15 - June 21|
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Joseph Cornelius Murphy  (1887-1974), my great-granduncle, was born on this date in 1887 in Tecumseh, Johnson, Nebraska. Joseph's parents were Michael Daniel O'Murphy  and Honora Agnes Butler . Joseph was Michael and Honora's youngest child. In 1916 Joseph married Clara Marie Geis  (1898-1976) in O'Neill, Holt, Nebraska. Clara's parents were Francis William Geis  and Katherine Agnes Healey . Although Joseph and Clara started out farming, Joseph soon turned to banking and later established the J.C. Murphy Real Estate and Insurance Company in Kansas City where they made their home. Joseph and Clara had five children, the youngest of whom died in infancy. However it was the death of their only son (a pilot) who died in Navy test flight accident, that caused a tremendous heartache and loss that Joseph found it difficult to deal with - his son's death also ended the Michael Murphy family surname.
Francis J. Gilg  (1913-2009) and Lenore Claire Sullivan  (1913-1960), my first cousin twice removed, were married on this date in 1941 in O'Neill, Holt, Nebraska. Francis' parents were Edward J. Gilg  and Mary Tushla . Lenore's parents were Michael Paul Sullivan  and Ellen Jane Murphy . Francis and Lenore made their home in O'Neill, Nebraska and they had four children.
Raymond Peter Tracey [358[ (1924-2003), my first cousin once removed, and Thelma Florence Woods  (1929-2007) were married on this date in 1950 in Seattle, King, Washington. Ray's parents were Richard Tracey  and Kathleen Theresa Murphy . Thelma's parents were Roy William Woods  and Florence C. Joeger . Ray and Thelma made their home in the Seattle area and they had six children.
Clarence V. Donohoe  (1912-1956) and Dorothy Lois Sullivan  (1914-1998), my first cousin twice removed, were married on this date in 1938 in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska. Clarence's parents were Thomas Francis Donohoe  and Elizabeth McNichols . Dorothy's parents were Michael Paul Sullivan  and Ellen Jane Murphy . Clarence and Dorothy made their home in Holt County, Nebraska and they had ten children.
Do any of these names or places sound familiar? Perhaps we share some extended family. If so I would love to hear from you, share information, and together we can grow our family tree.