James Valentine Murphy

18 September 1923–18 February 2007 (Age 83)
Morris, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of James Valentine

When James Valentine Murphy was born on 18 September 1923, in Morris, Okmulgee, Oklahoma, United States, his father, James William Murphy, was 29 and his mother, Floy Eual Frederick, was 24. He married Alda Hinton on 20 May 1946, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Euchee Township, Creek, Oklahoma, United States for about 10 years and San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States in 2007. He registered for military service in 1943. He died on 18 February 2007, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Bountiful Memorial Park, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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James Valentine Murphy
Alda Hinton
Marriage: 20 May 1946

Spouse and Children

20 May 1946
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · Land Covered in Dinosaur Fossils

Age 4

The quarry was originally found by sheepherders and cattlemen as they drove their animals through the area. The Department of Geology at the University of Utah soon visited the area and found 800 fossils of a variety of Dinosaurs from the Jurassic Era. Because of the proximity of the site to Cleveland, Utah, and because most of the expeditions were financed by Malcolm Lloyd, the site was later known as the Cleveland-Lloyd Quarry. In later years, Princeton college spent three summers at the site. They collected a total of 1,200 bones, part of which were sent back to the school and mounted to complete a full skeleton of an Allosaurus, Utah’s State Fossil. Over the years, excavations led to the collection of more than 12,000 fossils from the quarry. It was designated as a National Natural Landmark in 1965.
1945 · Peace in a Post War World

Age 22

The Yalta Conference was held in Crimea to talk about establishing peace and postwar reorganization in post-World War II Europe. The heads of government that were attending were from the United States, the United Kingdom and the Soviet Union. Later the Conference would become a subject of controversy at the start of the Cold 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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How Jim and Alda met

James V Murphy was stationed in SLC (army) and Alda Hinton was working for Greyhound Bus at the ticket counter in SLC on South Temple and Main Street. He was walking with a army buddy and saw Alda thr …

Sources (3)

  • J V Murphy in household of James W Murphy, "United States Census, 1940"
  • James V Murphy in household of Jim W Murphy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • James Valintine Murphy, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards,1940-1945"

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