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
Rhoda Rebecca Shell
Marriage: 28 October 1909
Thelma Gertrude Murphy
George E Murphy
James H Murphy
Dorothy Louise Murphy

Spouse and Children

28 October 1909
San Luis Obispo, California, United States


    Thelma Gertrude Murphy


    George E Murphy


    James H Murphy



Parents and Siblings

    George Hamlin Murphy


    Anna Eunice Oakley





    Jessie Irene Murphy


    Richard Robert Murphy


    Pliny Oscar Murphy


    Ira Elliot Murphy


+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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