James Perry Murphy

29 January 1851–
Fulton, Whiteside, Illinois, United States

The Life of James Perry

When James Perry Murphy was born on 29 January 1851, in Fulton, Whiteside, Illinois, United States, his father, Adam Murphy, was 35 and his mother, Mariah Brush, was 33. He married Laura Calliflower on 19 March 1874. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Liverpool, Fulton, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Corning Township, Rooks, Kansas, United States in 1880.

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James Perry Murphy
1851–
Laura Calliflower
1856–
Marriage: 19 March 1874
Caroline Murphy
1878–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 March 1874
Liverpool, Fulton Co., IL
children

(1)

    Caroline Murphy

    Female1878–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 5

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1863

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 31

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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 (2)

  • James P Murphy, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Perry Murphy in household of Adam Murphy, "United States Census, 1860"

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