Katherine L. Murphy

Female23 July 1872–27 January 1947

Brief Life History of Katherine L.

When Katherine L. Murphy was born on 23 July 1872, in Sauk, Wisconsin, United States, her father, Edward Murphy, was 24 and her mother, Mary Jane Gleason, was 16. She married Seraphin Fred Brunette on 21 September 1892, in Necedah, Juneau, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Green Bay, Brown, Wisconsin, United States in 1900 and Richmond, Virginia, United States in 1910. She died on 27 January 1947, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in River Grove, Leyden Township, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Seraphin Fred Brunette
1866–1946
Katherine L. Murphy
1872–1947
Marriage: 21 September 1892
Izetta Maria Brunette
1893–1979
Elaine K Brunette
1899–1988

Sources (17)

  • Katherine Brenette in household of Sevaphin T Brenette, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Katherine Brunette, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Katie Murphy, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 September 1892Necedah, Juneau, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 3

    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    1885 · The World's First Skyscraper

    Age 13

    The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

    1892 · The Masonic Temple Building

    Age 20

    The Masonic Temple Building was a skyscraper built in Chicago and from 1895 to 1920 it was the tallest building in Chicago. The building featured a central court surrounded by shops on nine floors. On top of the shops there were meeting rooms that were also used as theaters. In 1939 the Masonic Temple was demolished, and a Walgreens drug store was erected in its place. 

    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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