Lam Francis Murphy

16 September 1894–5 June 1961 (Age 66)
Smithfield, Johnston, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Lam Francis

When Lam Francis Murphy was born on 16 September 1894, his father, Richard Pierson Murphy, was 44 and his mother, Alice Jane De Shong, was 33. He had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Mattie Boykin. He lived in O'Neals Township, Johnston, North Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died on 5 June 1961, in Smithfield, Johnston, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Johnston, North Carolina, United States.

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Lam Francis Murphy
Mattie Boykin
Evelyn Murphy
Lemuel F. Murphy

Spouse and Children



    Evelyn Murphy


    Lemuel F. Murphy


Parents and Siblings

    Richard Pierson Murphy


    Alice Jane De Shong




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 3

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 18

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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 (3)

  • Lann F Murphy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lem F Murphy, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lamb Murphy in household of Pierson R Murphy, "United States Census, 1910"

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