Edith Sara Murphy

20 January 1926–6 September 2009 (Age 83)
Lexington, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Edith Sara

When Edith Sara Murphy was born on 20 January 1926, in Lexington, South Carolina, United States, her father, George Erasmus Murphy, was 21 and her mother, Edith Adell Harsey Spires, was 16. She married Archibald Twitty in 1941, in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States. She lived in Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States in 2009. She died on 6 September 2009, in Pickens, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 83.

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Archibald Twitty
Edith Sara Murphy
Marriage: 1941

Spouse and Children

Columbia, Richland, South Carolina, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Jessie May Murphy


    Lessie Ray Murphy


    George Thomas Murphy


    Ellen Juanita Murphy


World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 3

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.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 22

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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)

  • Edith S Murphy in household of Erasmus G Murphy, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Sara Murphy Avritt in entry for Sergeant 1st Class Alvin Elbridge Avritt, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Mrs Sara Murphy Avritt, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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