Sarah Murphy

Female23 January 1840–23 April 1925

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Murphy was born on 23 January 1840, in Centre, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Andrew Jackson Murphy, was 26 and her mother, Jane McGouan, was 19. She married Allen McDonald on 9 June 1859, in Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Lumber City, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Penn Township, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. She died on 23 April 1925, in Grampian, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Friends Cemetery, Grampian, Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Allen McDonald
Sarah Murphy
Marriage: 9 June 1859
William A McDonald

Sources (11)

  • Sarah Peutz in household of John Peutz, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Sarah Murphy, "Pennsylvania, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Marriage Records, 1512-1989"
  • Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 June 1859Clearfield, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (2)

    World Events (7)


    Age 6

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 23

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1863 · Battle of Gettysburg

    Age 23

    The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Liam, Aileen, Kieran, Brigid, Donal, Siobhan, Eamon, Aidan, Dermot, John Patrick, Declan.

    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. For the surname with mac, see also McMurrough (Leinster).

    English: variant of Morphey (see Morphew ).

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

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