Edward Murphy

2 February 1881–
Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Edward

When Edward Murphy was born on 2 February 1881, in Philadelphia Monthly Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Joseph G Murphy, was 19 and his mother, Kate Space, was 17.

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Family Time Line

Joseph G Murphy
1861–1944
Kate Space
1863–1938
Mary Murphy
1878–
Ellen Murphy
1880–
Edward Murphy
1881–
Joseph P. Murphy
1882–
Anna C. Murphy
1885–
John M. C. Murphy
1887–
James Murphy
1888–
Walter A Murphy
1888–1948
William Murphy
1890–
James Arthur Murphy
1890–1960
George Francis Murphy
1890–
Mary Ellen Murphy
1891–
Margareta Murphy
1891–
Isabella Murphy
1892–
Leonard Murphy
1894–
John Murphy
1895–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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+11 More Children

World Events (3)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

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.
1886

Age 5

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 24

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

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)

  • Edward Murphy, "Pennsylvania, Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"

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