|A few of the surnames and places to look for in this calendar|
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I thought this week would be an easy one as I only have three birthdays on the calendar. Of course since we have lots of Murphys in our family (hence many opportunities for Murphy's Law to show up), I immediately noticed that I did not have some basic information for one of my people- I was missing the surname of the wife. I spent a pleasant couple of hours finding out about James Murphy's wife and her family (and got to take a trip through the online research guides for Danish research and some newspaper archives).
Without further ado, here is my first entry in the Keough-Murphy Family History Calendar.
April 14 –
James Allen Murphy  (1926-2001), my first cousin once removed was born in Seattle, Washington in April 1926. He was the son of James Joseph Murphy  (1888-1950) and Catherine Maud Allen  (1891-1968) and the husband of Julia Ann Fredericksen  (1928-unknown). Jim and Julia had two children.
April 15 –
Bernard Keough  (1888-1957), my first cousin twice removed was born in Plate Cove East, Newfoundland and baptized in King’s Cove on 15 Apr 1888. He was the son of Andrew Keough  (1850-1934) and Mary Furlong  (1846-1913) and the husband of Bridget Tracey  (1895-1968). Bernard and Bridget had eleven children. He is buried in Open Hall.
April 16 -
Catherine Mary Johnston  (1911-1964), my first cousin once removed was born in Vancouver, British Columbia in April 1911. She was the daughter of Duncan Johnston  (1879-1962) and Honora Agnes Butler Murphy  (1888-1967) and the wife of Hugh Anthony Hamilton  (1912-1976). Kay and Hugh had two children.
Do we share any family members? If so, I would enjoy hearing from you and sharing information. Until next week ...