Tex Murphy

20 February 1941–6 December 1985 (Age 44)
Wagoner, Wagoner, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Tex

When Tex Murphy was born on 20 February 1941, in Wagoner, Wagoner, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Joseph Bennet Murphy, was 43 and his mother, Lu Eliza Copple, was 38. He died on 6 December 1985, at the age of 44, and was buried in Wagoner, Wagoner, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Bennet Murphy
Lu Eliza Copple
Joe Murphy
Jim Murphy
Emma Murphy
John Murphy
Henry Murphy
Ben Murphy
Lewis Murphy
Dean Murphy
Richard Alfred Murphy
Tex Murphy
Betty Lou Murphy
Mary Sue Murphy

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    John Murphy


    Henry Murphy


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World Events (8)

1942 · The Japanese American internment

Age 1

Caused by the tensions between the United States and the Empire of Japan, the internment of Japanese Americans caused many to be forced out of their homes and forcibly relocated into concentration camps in the western states. More than 110,000 Japanese Americans were forced into these camps in fear that some of them were spies for Japan.
1943 · Oklahoma is Home to Thousands of POW's

Age 2

Oklahoma was home to 22,000 German and Italian prisoners of war. The prisoners were sent to work on farms and ranches to continue the production work as many American men were off at war. 
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 14

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

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)

  • Tex Murphy in household of Joe Burnett Murphy, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Tex Murphy in household of Luliza Copple Murphy, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Tex Murphy, "Find A Grave Index"

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