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Otis Murphy

Male 1893 - 1947  (54 years)

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  • Name Otis Murphy 
    Born 20 Feb 1893  Valeria, Wolfe County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Mar 1947  Topeka, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 5 Mar 1947  Rossville Cemetery, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I5230  Rossville
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2019 

    Father Silas Murphy 
    Mother Elizabeth Murphy 
    Family ID F6769  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lottie McGuire Murphy Childers,   b. 30 Apr 1896,   d. 5 Jan 1972  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 12 May 1912 
    +1. Lloyd G Murphy,   b. 6 Jan 1918, Rossville, Shawnee County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Dec 1987, Waterloo, Black Hawk County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +2. Eunice P Murphy Locknish,   b. 11 Nov 1920, St. Marys, Pottawatomie County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1986, Grand Junction, Mesa County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. Edna Murphy Griebshaber
     4. Golda Murphy Caudill
     5. Betty Murphy Knoebber
     6. Charles O Murphy
    Last Modified 13 Mar 2018 15:09:46 
    Family ID F5273  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Obituary- Murphy, Otis 1
    Obituary- Murphy, Otis 1
    Otis Murphy, a resident near St. Marys almost continuously for thirty years passed away Saturday, March 1, at SBA hospital, Topeka where he was taken a few hours earlier suffering from a complicated heart ailment.

    Mr. Murphy had been ill for two years. With his family he had been living on a part of the old Black farm, owned by Irl Gulick, on the road to the Valley View cemetery.

    In his active days Mr. Murphy was a farmer in the Pessimer bottoms west of St. Marys. Later he was employed on the railroad section.

    The deceased came from early American stock. He was 5 years old and was born Feb 20, in Valeria, Ky., the son of Silas and Elizabeth Murphy natives of Virginia. His wife was Lotie [sic Lottie] McGuire.

    He is survived by his widow, six children and three grandchildren. The children are Mrs. William Grieshaber and Mrs. Arnold Caudill of St. Marys, Jack and Betty Murphy of the home, Mrs. Eunice Locknish of Newark, New Jersey; and Lloyd of Hudson, Iowa.

    Rev. J. H. Thornberry conducted the funeral services Wednesday after noon at two o’clock in the Methodist church. Interment was at Rossville.

    The pallbearers were, Wayne Salisbury, Joe Perry, William LeBlanc, Art Holverson, George Yocum and Don Short.—St. Marys Star.
    Obituary- Murphy, Otis 2
    Obituary- Murphy, Otis 2
    Otis Murphy passed away Saturday night, March 1, 1947, at 11:47 at the SBA Hospital, Topeka, at the age of 54 years and 8 days.

    He was born at Valaria, Kentucky, February 20, 1893, he son of Silas and Elizabeth Murphy. He was united with the Christian Church early in life.

    In the year 1912, on May 12th, he was united in marriage to Lottie McGuire of Maytown, Ky, and came to St. Marys, Kansas in 1918. He farmed 20 years in that vicinity until six years ago.

    He is survived by his wife and six children: Betty and Jack of the home; Mrs. Eunice Locknish, of Newark, New Jersey; Lloyd Murphy of Hudson, Iowa; Mrs. Golda Caudill and Mrs. Edna Grieshaber of St. Marys; three grandchildren, Mary Jo Murphy of Hudson, Iowa, Edward Caudill and Steven Grieshaber of St. Marys; one sister, Mrs. Roy Cannoy of Ashland, Kentucky, ,and two brothers, Clyde and Lloyd Murphy of Middleton, Ohio.

    Music for the funeral, held Wednesday, March 5th, in the St. Marys Methodist Church, was furnished by a quartette composed of Messrs. C. Sharp, J. W. Godbey, Elmore Blackburn and Elmer Salisbury. The bearers were Messrs.Wavne Salisbury Don Short, Wm. LeBlanc, Joe Perry, George Yocum and Arthur Holverson.
    Burial was in Rossville Cemetery.
    CARD OF THANKS—We wish to thank our many friends and neighbors for the many acts of kindness and sympathy in our recent bereavement.
    Mrs. Otis Murphy and Family.