Helen Ione Murphy

9 August 1916–19 February 1954 (Age 37)
Marion, Indiana, United States

The Life of Helen Ione

When Helen Ione Murphy was born on 9 August 1916, in Marion, Indiana, United States, her father, Milton Edgar Murphy, was 25 and her mother, Pauline Swaford, was 19. She married John Lippens on 12 March 1939, in Huntington, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States in 1935 and Center Township, Grant, Indiana, United States in 1940. She died on 19 February 1954, in Marion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 37, and was buried in Marion, Center Township, Grant, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Lippens
Helen Ione Murphy
Marriage: 12 March 1939
Polly Ann Lippens
Linda Lou Lippens
John Frederick Lippens
Robert Ray Lippens

Spouse and Children

12 March 1939
Huntington, Indiana, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Milton Edgar Murphy


    Pauline Swaford




    Oline Murphy



World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.
1919 · The Chicago Race Riot of 1919

Age 3

During the Chicago race riot, which was raised by racial conflicts throughout Chicago, thirty-eight people died (23 black and 15 white) and over five hundred were injured. It is considered the worst of the approximately 25 riots during the Red Summer and was the worst race riot in Illinois.

Age 11

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Helen Murphy in household of Pauline Mclea, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Helen Murphy in household of Milton E Murphy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Helen Ina Leippens in household of John Leippens, "United States Census, 1940"

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