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
1897–1960
Lu Eliza Copple
1902–1967
Joe Murphy
1921–1991
Jim Murphy
1922–2001
Emma Murphy
1924–1991
John Murphy
1927–1927
Henry Murphy
1929–
Ben Murphy
1933–1990
Lewis Murphy
1935–1938
Dean Murphy
1936–2000
Richard Alfred Murphy
1939–2011
Tex Murphy
1941–1985
Betty Lou Murphy
1943–0001
Mary Sue Murphy
1943–1943

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    Male1921–1991Male

    Male1922–2001Male

    Female1924–1991Female

    John Murphy

    Male1927–1927Male

    Henry Murphy

    Male1929–Male

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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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