Celesta Jane Murphy

12 January 1894–2 May 1964 (Age 70)
Monroe, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Celesta Jane

When Celesta Jane Murphy was born on 12 January 1894, in Monroe, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Franklin Frank Murphy, was 26 and her mother, Catharine Kresge, was 25. She married John S. Campbell on 27 November 1913, in Bethlehem, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She lived in Chestnuthill Township, Monroe, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years and Northampton Twp, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States in 1930. She died on 2 May 1964, in Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Fairview Cemetery, Allen Township, Northampton, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Jeremiah Elias Jerry Mohrey
Celesta Jane Murphy
Jessie C Campell
Margaret J Mohrey
Donald Walter Mohrey

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    Jessie C Campell


    Margaret J Mohrey


    Donald Walter Mohrey


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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.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 11

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. 
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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)

  • Celesta J Mohrey in household of Jerry E Mohrey, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Celesta J Murphy in household of Frank Murphy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Celesta Murphy in household of Franklin Murphy, "United States Census, 1900"

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