Catherine Delores Murphy

27 August 1924–24 October 2009 (Age 85)
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

The Life of Catherine Delores

When Catherine Delores Murphy was born on 27 August 1924, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, her father, Abel H. Murphy, was 25 and her mother, Mariam Donatam Ramagnano, was 22. She married Frederick Bryan Sitzes on 28 January 1950, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. She died on 24 October 2009, at the age of 85, and was buried in Bloomfield, Stoddard, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Frederick Bryan Sitzes
Catherine Delores Murphy
Marriage: 28 January 1950

Spouse and Children

28 January 1950
Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Abel H. Murphy


    Mariam Donatam Ramagnano





    Henry Abel Murphy Junior


    Eileen Mary Murphy


World Events (8)

1925 · The Goodman Theatre

Age 1

The Goodman Theatre was founded as a tribute to the Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, who died in the Great Influenza Pandemic in 1918. The theater was funded by his parents, who donated $250,000 to the Art Institute of Chicago. The first theater was designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw and its opening ceremony was performed on October 20. 

Age 3

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 23

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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)

  • Delores C Sitzes, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Delores Catherine Murphy Sitzes, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Catharine Deloris Murphy, "Illinois, Cook County, Birth Certificates, 1871-1940"

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