Flavy Andrew Murphy

5 May 1927–28 September 2015 (Age 88)
Arkansas, United States

The Life of Flavy Andrew

When Flavy Andrew Murphy was born on 5 May 1927, in Arkansas, United States, his father, Marshall Andrew Murphy, was 21 and his mother, Mary Witherspoon, was 22. He married Katherine Sue Handford on 27 June 1948, in Sutter, California, United States. He lived in Dierks, Howard, Arkansas, United States in 1935 and Soper, Choctaw, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. He died on 28 September 2015, in Paradise, Butte, California, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Paradise Cemetery, Paradise, Butte, California, United States.

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Flavy Andrew Murphy
Katherine Sue Handford
Marriage: 27 June 1948

Spouse and Children


    Katherine Sue Handford


27 June 1948
Sutter, California, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

13 million people become unemployed after the Wall Street stock market crash of 1929 triggers what becomes known as the Great Depression. President Herbert Hoover rejects direct federal relief.
1941 · Comanche Code Talkers

Age 14

Many Native Americans from Oklahoma were once again employed as code talkers during WWII to create a code impenetrable by enemies. Rather than Choctaw, a Comanche-language code was developed. Several of these men were sent to invade Normandy to send messages. None of the men were killed and the Comanche code was never broken. 

Age 23

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

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)

  • Harry A Murphy in household of Marshall A Murphy, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Flory A Murphy, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Flavy A Murphy, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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