Eloy John Murphy

18 October 1899–24 January 1974 (Age 74)
Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Eloy John

When Eloy John Murphy was born on 18 October 1899, in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Thomas Francis Murphy, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Ann Gaskin, was 40. He married Helen R. Healey on 29 September 1932, in East Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States. He lived in New Jersey, United States in 1899 and Essex, New Jersey, United States in 1905. He registered for military service in 1942. In 1930, at the age of 30, his occupation is listed as foreman telephone repair in Newark, Essex, New Jersey, United States. He died on 24 January 1974, in Sunnyvale, Santa Clara, California, United States, at the age of 74.

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Family Time Line

Eloy John Murphy
Helen R. Healey
Marriage: 29 September 1932

Spouse and Children


    Helen R. Healey


29 September 1932
East Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Thomas Francis Murphy


    Sarah Ann Gaskin




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World Events (8)


Age 4

The Public Service Corporation (PSC) was formed on May 6, 1903. The company began as a merger of a power company with four different trolley companies. PSC would ultimately combine with over 400 other companies.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 7

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

Age 21

New Jersey was the first state to ratify Prohibition, the short-lived constitutional ban on alcoholic beverages.

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)

  • Lloyde Murphy in household of Thomas Murphy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Clay Or Elay Murphy in household of Thomas F Murphy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elly Murphy, "United States Census, 1940"

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