Joyce Hearnsberger

6 August 1936–17 January 2002 (Age 65)
Marshall, Harrison, Texas, United States

The Life Summary of Joyce

When Joyce Hearnsberger was born on 6 August 1936, in Marshall, Harrison, Texas, United States, her father, Obie Gray Hearnsberger, was 34 and her mother, Martha Modine Hamilton, was 16. She married Troy Lee Murphy on 4 November 1959, in Midland, Midland, Texas, United States. She lived in Justice Precinct 4, Harrison, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 17 January 2002, in Longview, Gregg, Texas, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Liberty Cemetery, Harleton, Harrison, Texas, United States.

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Troy Lee Murphy
Joyce Hearnsberger
Marriage: 4 November 1959

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 November 1959Midland, Midland, Texas, United States
  • Parents and Siblings



    World Events (8)

    1937 · The Neutrality Act
    Age 1
    The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
    1949 · 1950s Texas Drought
    Age 13
    One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
    1954 · Right to Serve on Juries
    Age 18
    In 1954, women finally won the right to serve on juries.

    Name Meaning

    Respelling of German Hirnsberger, a habitational name for someone from Hirnsberg in Bavaria.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Sources (7)

    • Joy Hearnsberger in household of J K Hamilton, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Joyce Hearnsberger in entry for Dorinda Lee Murphy, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"
    • Joyce Hearnsberger in entry for John David Childs, "Texas Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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