Mary Rose Murphy

1894–20 February 1972 (Age 78)
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary Rose

When Mary Rose Murphy was born in 1894, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Robert Edward Lee Murphy, was 29 and her mother, Belle Cohen, was 29. She married Leo Anthony Wethington about 1917, in Clementsville, Casey, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Vicksburg, Warren, Mississippi, United States in 1900 and Covington, Kenton, Kentucky, United States in 1920. She died on 20 February 1972, in Jefferson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

Leo Anthony Wethington
Mary Rose Murphy
Marriage: about 1917
Edward Celestina WETHINGTON

Spouse and Children

about 1917
Clementsville, Casey, Kentucky, United States


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World Events (8)

1900 · Governor Shot

Age 6

On January 30, 1900 Governor William Goebel of Kentucky was assassinated. He took a bullet to the chest, outside the Old State Capitol. He died on February 3, 1900.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 13

When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1916 · Mississippi State Sanatorium for TB is Established

Age 22

The Mississippi State Sanatorium is a hospital used for tuberculosis patients. This lasted from 1918 to the 1950s. The Sanatorium has now been turned into a museum.

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)

  • Marie Murphy in household of R E L Murphy, "United States Census, 1900"
  • 1910 United States Federal Census -

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