George Washington Murphy

June 1887–30 April 1980 (Age 92)
California, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Murphy was born in June 1887, in California, United States, his father, George Hamlin Murphy, was 30 and his mother, Anna Eunice Oakley, was 27. He married Rhoda Rebecca Shell on 28 October 1909, in San Luis Obispo, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Lomita, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and Inglewood Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 30 April 1980, in Placer, California, United States, at the age of 92.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Murphy
1887–1980
Rhoda Rebecca Shell
1886–1942
Marriage: 28 October 1909
Thelma Gertrude Murphy
1910–1911
George E Murphy
1913–1978
James H Murphy
1918–1980
Dorothy Louise Murphy
1921–1980

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 October 1909
San Luis Obispo, California, United States
children

(4)

    Thelma Gertrude Murphy

    Female1910–1911Female

    George E Murphy

    Male1913–1978Male

    James H Murphy

    Male1918–1980Male

    Female1921–1980Female

Parents and Siblings

    George Hamlin Murphy

    Male1856–1940Male

    Anna Eunice Oakley

    Female1859–1930Female

siblings

(8)

    Male1887–1980Male

    Jessie Irene Murphy

    Female1889–1971Female

    Richard Robert Murphy

    Male1891–1966Male

    Pliny Oscar Murphy

    Male1893–1966Male

    Ira Elliot Murphy

    Male1895–1952Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 4

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 25

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.

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)

  • George W Murphy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George W Murphy, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George W Murphy, "United States Census, 1910"

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