Grace Murphy

1869–
Harrison Township, Adair, Iowa, United States

The Life of Grace

When Grace Murphy was born in 1869, in Harrison Township, Adair, Iowa, United States, her father, Henry Johnson Murphy, was 34 and her mother, Susan Lucas, was 29.

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Family Time Line

Henry Johnson Murphy
1835–1901
Susan Lucas
1840–1920
James S Murphy
1860–1863
Ida Murphy
1865–
Solomon L Murphy
1866–1950
Grace Murphy
1869–
Ina Jane Murphy
1870–1926
George Preston Murphy
1875–1939
Robert Murphy
1876–
Nancy Belle Murphy
1884–1953

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Johnson Murphy

    Male1835–1901Male

    Susan Lucas

    Female1840–1920Female

siblings

(8)

    James S Murphy

    Male1860–1863Male

    Ida Murphy

    Female1865–Female

    Male1866–1950Male

    Female1869–Female

    Ina Jane Murphy

    Female1870–1926Female

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World Events (3)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1870 · Giving all the right to vote

Age 1

The Act was an extension of the Fifteenth Amendment, that prohibited discrimination by state offices in voter registration. It also helped empower the President with the authority to enforce the first section of the Fifteenth Amendment throughout the United States. Being the first of three Enforcement Acts passed by the Congress, it helped combat attacks on the suffrage rights of African Americans.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 15

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.

Name Meaning

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murchadha ‘descendant of Murchadh’, a personal name composed of the elements muir ‘sea’ + cath ‘battle’, i.e. ‘sea-warrior’. This was an important family in Tyrone.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (1)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Grace Murphy - Government record: birth-name: Grace Murphy

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