John Thurston Murphy

17 March 1850–
Brooklyn, Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life of John Thurston

When John Thurston Murphy was born on 17 March 1850, in Brooklyn, Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Joseph Murphy, was 32 and his mother, Lettice Thurston, was 31. He lived in Yarmouth, Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1871.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Murphy
1818–1902
Lettice Thurston
1819–1902
Hannah J. Murphy
1841–1863
Eliza Dorman Murphy
1843–1906
Lois Jane Murphy
1845–1904
Lydia Anne Murphy
1848–1904
John Thurston Murphy
1850–
Melzar A. Murphy
1852–1923
Joseph Henry Murphy
1853–1904
Thomas W Murphy
1855–1930
Mary Lettice Murphy
1859–1896
Nathan T. Murphy
1861–1927
Henry Bridgeo Murphy
1863–1926
Jessie Lee Murphy
1866–1878

Parents and Siblings

    Male1818–1902Male

    Lettice Thurston

    Female1819–1902Female

siblings

(12)

    Hannah J. Murphy

    Female1841–1863Female

    Eliza Dorman Murphy

    Female1843–1906Female

    Lois Jane Murphy

    Female1845–1904Female

    Lydia Anne Murphy

    Female1848–1904Female

    Male1850–Male

+7 More Children

World Events (6)

1869

Age 19

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1871

Age 21

British Columbia joins the confederation.
1909 · First Canadian Flight

Age 59

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

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)

  • John Murphy in household of Joseph Murphy, "Canada Census, 1871"

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