Mary Frances Murphree

15 August 1910–9 October 1993 (Age 83)
Pittsboro, Calhoun, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Mary Frances

When Mary Frances Murphree was born on 15 August 1910, in Pittsboro, Calhoun, Mississippi, United States, her father, Dennis Herron Murphree, was 24 and her mother, Clara Minnie Martin, was 22. She married William Watkins Ford Jr in July 1933, in Mississippi, United States. She lived in Beat 4, Hinds, Mississippi, United States in 1930 and Beat 4, Jackson, Mississippi, United States in 1940. She died on 9 October 1993, in Jackson, Hinds, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Pittsboro, Calhoun, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Watkins Ford Jr
Mary Frances Murphree
Marriage: July 1933

Spouse and Children

July 1933
Mississippi, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Lois B Murphree


    Thomas M Murphree


    Margaret Imogene Murphree


    Emma J Murphee


World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1916 · Mississippi State Sanatorium for TB is Established

Age 6

The Mississippi State Sanatorium is a hospital used for tuberculosis patients. This lasted from 1918 to the 1950s. The Sanatorium has now been turned into a museum.

Age 22

Amelia Earhart completes first solo nonstop transatlantic flight by a woman.

Name Meaning

Probably a variant of Irish Murphy .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Mary Frances Ford in household of W Watkins Ford, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Mary Francis Murphee in household of Dennis Murphee, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary F Murphee in household of Dennis H Murphee, "United States Census, 1930"

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