Napoleon Bonapart Murphy

Male12 June 1852–1 January 1936

Brief Life History of Napoleon Bonapart

When Napoleon Bonapart Murphy was born on 12 June 1852, in Reader, Macoupin, Illinois, United States, his father, John Murphy, was 61 and his mother, Nancy Malvina McWilliams, was 26. He married Louisa Charlotte Sickmeier on 8 August 1882, in Carlinville, Macoupin, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Carlinville, Macoupin, Illinois, United States in 1880 and Macoupin, Illinois, United States in 1900. He died on 1 January 1936, in Chesterfield, Macoupin, Illinois, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Smith - Kirby Cemetery, Chesterfield Township, Macoupin, Illinois, United States.

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Napoleon Bonapart Murphy
Louisa Charlotte Sickmeier
Marriage: 8 August 1882
Melvin Frederick Murphy
Cecil R Murphy
Eva May Murphy
Charity A Murphy
Violet Josephine Murphy
Harold A Murphy

Sources (16)

  • Napoleon Murphy, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Napoleon Bonapart Murphy, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Napoleon B Murphy, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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  • Marriage
    8 August 1882Carlinville, Macoupin, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

    Age 4

    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.


    Age 11

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

    Age 23

    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.

    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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