Charles W. Murphy

October 1893–March 1971 (Age 77)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of Charles W.

When Charles W. Murphy was born in October 1893, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Henry H. Murphy, was 24 and his mother, Martha C. Murphy, was 20. He lived in Civil District 6, Sevier, Tennessee, United States in 1900. He died in March 1971, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

Henry H. Murphy
1869–1937
Martha C. Murphy
1873–
Charles W. Murphy
1893–1971
Horace Murphy
1896–
Stella Lee Murphy
1900–1978
Fred Murphy
1903–

Parents and Siblings

    Henry H. Murphy

    Male1869–1937Male

    Martha C. Murphy

    Female1873–Female

siblings

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 3

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 5

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 23

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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 (2)

  • Charles Murphy in household of Henry H Murphy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Charlie W Murphy in household of Henry H Murphy, "United States Census, 1900"

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