Elton Alfred Murphy

Male28 May 1892–4 June 1961

Brief Life History of Elton Alfred

When Elton Alfred Murphy was born on 28 May 1892, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Alfred H. Murphy, was 32 and his mother, Margaret "Maggie" Helen Northrup, was 24. He married Florence Ella Burch. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Greenfield Township, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 June 1961, in Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in North East, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Elton Alfred Murphy
Florence Ella Burch
Opal Murphy
Glenn Earl Murphy
Margery Murphy
Carl Alfred Murphy

Sources (12)

  • Elton A Murphy, “United States Census, 1920”
  • Elton Murphy na entrada para Harry Donald Tefft e Opal L. Murphy, “Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950”
  • Elton Alfred Murphy, “United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918”

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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

    Age 4

    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 13

    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. 

    1912 · The Girl Scouts

    Age 20

    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

    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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