Shelby  County  Indiana


The  Herald-Times
Bloomington, Monroe County, Indiana
Monday, September 20, 2010
APRIL 23, 1950 — SEPT. 18, 2010
          BLOOMFIELD — Richard W. "Rick" Murphy,  60, of Bloomfield, passed away at 2:35 p.m. Saturday, September 18, 2010, at Bloomington Hospital.  Born April 23, 1950, in Portsmouth, Virginia, he was the son of  George E. Sr. and  Mary Lee (West) Murphy.  He was a quality assurance specialist for CAAA Crane and served his country in Vietnam with the United States Marine Corps.  He was a life member of the Crane VFW and the Bloomfield American Legion.
          Surviving relatives include: his wife,  Esther (Stone) Murphy,  whom he married July 25, 1986; two daughters,  Amanda Workman  (Rob) of Bloomington and  Katie Holderfield  (Jim) of Cloverdale; one brother,  George E. Murphy Jr.  (Jeannie) of Switz City; sister,  Barbara Lee Allen  (Joseph) of Gates, North Carolina; his grandchildren,  Darian,  Lance and  Lilah; one brother-in-law,  David Stone  (Joy) of Bloomfield; one sister-in-law,  Linda Trout  of Scotland; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister.
          Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Friday, September 24, 2010, at Jenkins & Sons Funeral Home in Bloomfield, with Rev. Jeff Williams officiating. Interment will be in Scotland Cemetery.  Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday and from noon until the hour of services Friday at the funeral home.  The family asks that all memorial contributions be made to the Crane VFW Post 9297.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen

The  News-Examiner
Connersville, Fayette County, Indiana
29 April 1991
          Mrs. Roxie F. Murphy,  92, formerly of Milroy, died Friday evening in the Decatur County Hospital in Greensburg.  She was born in Decatur County January 4, 1899, to William and Amanda Britton Fishback.  She was a member of the Milroy Christian Church and the Rush Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
          Surviving are a daughter,  Mrs. Max (Dorothy) Hunsinger,  R. R. 1, Rushville; one sister,  Stella Richey  of Connersville; and several nieces and nephews.
          Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Burns Funeral Home in Milroy, where friends may call from 4 to 8 this evening.  Officiating will be Rev. Ron Simbro, and burial will be in the Old Milroy Cemetery.
Contributed by Phyllis Fleming and  Betty Kitchen

The  Shelbyville  News
June 12, 1990
Belle Murphy
Belle Murphy, 94, died.
Daughter of  Will and Viola (Piatt) Murphy, she was born April 24, 1896, in Kentucky.
Owner and operator of Belle's Fashion Shop; employed with Major T. Jester and Goodman department stores.
Memberships included the First Christian Church, the American Legion Auxiliary, the Business and Professional Women's Club, the Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Merchant's Association.
Resided in Shelbyville since her early childhood.
Survivors include a nephew, Duane R. Murphy, Shelbyville.
Preceding in death were two brothers.
Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery.
Summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Central  Kentucky  News-Journal
May 22, 1980
          Mrs. Pearl Grammer Murphy, 73, Apt. 112 Dagley Court, Blueridge Terrace Apts., Shelbyville, Indiana, died Monday, May 12 at Community Hospital in Indianapolis, where she had been a patient for one week.  She had been in poor health several years.  Born January 18, 1907, in Campbellsville a daughter of  John and Hattie (Burris) Grammer,  she was married September 17, 1938, in Campbellsville, to  Luther Murphy  who survives. Also surviving are a daughter,  Mrs. Hursel (JoAnn) Coots,  R R 8, Shelbyville, Indiana; one sister;  Mrs. Pauline Sexton;  three brothers;  James  and  Clifford Grammer  of Campbellsville and  Charles Grammer  of Elizabethtown, Indiana; also two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Two brothers,  Owen  and  Clarence Grammer,  preceded her in death. Services were at 11:30 a.m. May 14, at Murphy Mortuary, Shelbyville, Indiana, with Rev. Odell Slayton officiating. Burial was in Miller Cemetery.
Contributed by John Addison Ballard

The  Shelbyville  News
Thursday, November 21, 1963
John A. Murphy, 89, R.R. 1, Flat Rock, retired farmer, died 11:05 a.m. today at home in Noble Twp.
Born May 11, 1874, Shelby Co, s/o  Jeff and  Louisa (Chandler) Murphy.
Married  Amy Shirley  on Dec. 24, 1901;  she died Dec. 2, 1942.
Survivors:  two sons,  Shirley Murphy  of Columbus and  Merrill R. Murphy  of Rochester, IN;  two daughters, Doris Murphy at home and  Mrs. Mildred Boffo  of Westport; two foster children that he reared, Billy Joe Murphy  at home and  Ernest Murphy  of Columbus, 13 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Member of the Pleasant Grove Church of Christ.
Norman Funeral Home of Hope.
Contributed and summarized by Phyllis Miller Fleming  for Charles Murphy

A  Shelby  County  Newspaper
Died March 6, 1956
          Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Friday for  Alonzo P Murphy, Shelby County native who was found dead at his home 537 East Jackson Street, Tuesday.  Mr Murphy, who was about 85 years of age, resided alone and death was attributed by Dr Roger Whitcomb, coroner, to a heart condition.  He had been ill for the past year.  Mr Murphy was the son of  Milton and Ruth Howery Murphy.  His first wife,  Josephine Shipp Murphy, died in 1914, and the second wife,  Anna Pickell Murphy, preceded in death in 1945. Survivors are three children,  Mrs Marie Goodwin  of this city,  Donald Murphy  of Indianapolis and  Ralph Murphy  of Los Angeles.  The last rites will be held at the Carmony Funeral Home in the city with Dr H R Page officiating and burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery.  Friends may call at the funeral home after 7 PM this evening.
Contributed by Marlena Linne

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
November 1, 1947
Plan Rites For G. E. Murphy
Long-Time Resident of County Succumbs
          George Edward Murphy,  67, died Friday afternoon at the home of his brother,  J. T. Murphy,  in Shelby township where he had made his home for the past thirty years.
          Born in Shelby county May 29, 1880, he was the son of  John Thomas  and  Emma O'Neal Murphy.  Mr. Murphy had been engaged in farming for a number of years.  He was a member of the Red Men's Lodge.
          Surviving are two brothers, J. T. Murphy, of  Shelby township, and  Van Murphy,  of Huntington; and several nieces and nephews.  Two brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
          Funeral services will be held at the Ewing mortuary at 10:00 a.m. Monday with Dr. Charles A. Bowler, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, officiating.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 7:00 p.m. today.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
March 6, 1944
Page 1
Rites Will Be Conducted at
2:30 p.m. Tuesday
          Frank Murphy,  76, died at 11:15 a.m. Sunday at his home, 910 south Harrison street, after an illness of several weeks.
          Born Oct. 18, 1867 in Hendricks township, he was the son of  John Thomas and  Emaline Montgomery Murphy.  His marriage to  Miss Otis Hering  took place Nov. 15, 1888.  Mr. Murphy was employed at the Davis-Birely Table Company for thirty-seven years after having been a farmer in Hendricks township.  He was one of the oldest members of the local Modern Woodmen of America.  He was a member of the West St. Methodist Church.
          Surviving are the widow; two daughter,  Clara,  at home,  Mrs. J. W. Hasecuster,  of near Blue Ridge; one son,  Ralph H. Murphy,  Indianapolis; a granddaughter,  Mrs. Mary Kiser,  Indianapolis; one sister,  Mrs. Mary Clayton,  Rochester, N. Y., and three half-brothers,  John T.  and  George E.  of Shelby township, and  Van P. Murphy,  Huntington.
          Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Ewing mortuary with the Rev. A. J. Spaulding officiating.  Burial will be in Center cemetery.  Friends may call at the mortuary after 3 p.m. today.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Wednesday June 15, 1921
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Died Monday Night In Hospital
At Ann, Illinois
          Miss Daisy Murphy, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Jefferson Murphy, of Norristown, this county, died Monday night in the Ann Hospital at Ann, Illinois, where she had been a patient for several years.  Her age was 37 years.  The body will arrive here in the morning and will at once be taken to the home of the parents.  No arrangements for the funeral have been made.  On its arrival, the body will be taken in charge by H. A. Hageman of the Morris Sleeth undertaking parlors.

Thursday June 16, 1921
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          The funeral services for  Daisy Murphy  will be held Friday morning at ten o'clock in the M. E. church at Norristown, Rev. Anthony of Flat Rock, officiating.  The interment will be in the church graveyard in charge of Harry Hageman and Morris Sleeth.
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Norristown Cemetery
Daisy Murphy 1882 - 1921
Contributed by Barb Huff  for Charles Murphy

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
March 31, 1916
George S. Murphy Dead At
Home In Hendricks Township – Funeral Sunday
          George S. Murphy, one of the prominent farmer residents of the county, died at 11:15 o’clock last night at his home in Hendricks township, five miles west of this city.  His death was not unexpected, as his health had been falling for a year and his condition had become extremely critical during the past few weeks because of hardening of the arteries and other complications.  Mr. Murphy was aged sixty years, seven months and twenty-nine days and had been a life-long resident of the county.
          Several years ago Mr. Murphy retired from active work as a farmer and lived for a time in this city.  He had returned to his farm home about two years ago.  He was a son of the late  Samuel and Sophia Murphy, who were pioneers residents of the county in the vicinity of the mill now known as the Hering Mill, and he had many friends in this city and all over the county, who will sincerely regret his death.  He had been a member of the Center M.E. Church for forty years.  He lived faithful to the cause and was generous in his support of the church.
          In 1886 Mr. Murphy married  Miss Mary Elizabeth Hering.  She died November 6, 1909, and two children born of the union survive their parents.  They are  Mrs. Carl E. Strickler, of this city, and  Miss Irene Murphy, at home.
          On January1, 1914, Mr. Murphy married  Miss Clara J. Mitchell, at that time a member of the high school faculty in this city.  She survives him.
          The funeral services will be held at the Center M.E. Church at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, the Rev. M. E. Abele, of Fairland, officiating, and the interment will be made in the Center cemetery in charge of Hendrickson & Sleeth.  No flowers.
Contributed by Linda Allen

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday Afternoon, March 31, 1916
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          George S. Murphy, familiarly known to a large number of the residents of this city and county, died at his late home in Hendricks township at eleven-fifteen o'clock last night, death being caused by a complication of diseases.  He had been ill for some time and his death had been expected.
          For many years Mr. Murphy was one of the prominent residents of this city, living on West Washington street where he owned a fine piece of property.  A few years ago he married  Miss Clara J. Mitchell,  formerly one of the popular teachers of the high school faculty, and then removed to his farm home in Hendricks township, where he has lived since.
          Mr. Murphy was a descendant of one of the pioneer families of Shelbyville, as well as one of the very best families.  He was reared in Hendricks township.  He was a student in the district schools and later in life attended advanced schools.  He was always a clean, honest man.  At one time he interested himself in local Democratic politics, serving the county as surveyor.  From early life he was interesed in the M.E. church and while a resident of this city he attended regularly the First M.E. church.
          His farm, immediately west of the Herring mill, reflected his general disposition.  It was as clean as a string; buildings are of an unusual high class while his lawn was as pretty as a park.  He took great pride in his surroundings.  His multitude of friends throughout the country will regret to learn of his death.
          The deceased was born July 31, 1853, and was the last of a large family.  He was a son of  Samuel and Sophia Murphy,  and was born in the township in which he died.  He was aged sixty-two years and nine months at the time of his death.  He was married May 20, 1871, to  Miss Mary Elizabeth Herring.  Two children were born to them, both of whom survive.  They are  Mrs. Carl Strickler, of this city, and  Miss Irene,  at home.  His first wife died November 6, 1909.  On January 1, 1914, he was married to Miss Clara J. Mitchell, who survives him.
          The funeral will be held at two-thirty Sunday afternoon in the Center M.E. church, of which the deceased had been a member since his twenty-first birthday.  The Rev. M. E. Abele, of Fairland, will officiate.  Burial will be made in the church cemetery.  No flowers.
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          The undertaking firm of Hendrickson & Sleeth will have charge of the funeral of the late George S. Murphy, who died at eleven-fifteen o'clock last night at his home in Hendricks township.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Friday, February 16, 1906
Page 3
Well-Known  and  Respected  Citizen  Passes  Away  as  Result
of  Paraletic  Strike  Suffered  a  Week  ago.
(From Tuesday's Daily.)
            John Thomas Murphy, one of the best known residents of Shelby county, died last night shortly after 6 o'clock at his home near this city.  A week ago he was stricken with paralysis and no hope for his recovery was held out to members of the family by the attending physicians.  Relatives were notified of his critical condition.
            When the end came last night Mr. Murphy was surrounded by his wife and several children.  One son, Richard, is in the army and cannot be located at this time.
            Mr. Murphy was born in Shelby county 61 years ago and has lived here all his life.  He was married twice, his first wife [Emaline Montgomery] dying in 1872.  By this union he was the father of two children, Frank and  Mary  [and Samuel].  He married  Miss Emily O'Neal  in 1878 and by this union he is the father of five children:  George,  Richard,  Thomas, and Van  and  Mildred.  Other relatives are two sisters, Mrs. George Bryan  of Franklin and  Mrs. Nellie Crossman, of Shelbyville, and brother, George Murphy, who lives in this county.
            The funeral services will be held Thursday morning at 10 o'clock at Toners' Chapel, the Rev. J. T. Scull, assisted by the Rev. W. E. Price of the First Presbyterian church, of this city.  Burial will be made in Snyder cemetery in charge of M. G. Tindall, undertaker.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Thursday, February 15, 1906
Page 1

From Tuesday's Daily.
          John Thomas Murphy,  a prominent citizen of this county, died last evening at six o'clock, the death resulting from a stroke of paralysis which descended upon him one week ago.  Mr. Murphy was a native of Hendricks township, having been born there October 13, 1844.  Until he was nearly twenty-three years of age he remained at ahome assisting his father,  Samuel Murphy,  on the farm.
          In 1867 he was married to  Emaline Montgomery.  Two children were born,  Frank Murphy,  of this city, and  Mrs. Mary Clayton,  of South Bend.  In 1874 Mrs. Murphy died and in 1878 Mr. Murphy was married to  Emma O'Neal.   Five children of this union survive,  George,  Richard,  Mildred,  Thomas  and  Van.  All of these except Richard are at home with their parents.  The absent one is an enlisted man in the United States army.
          Other near relatives of Mr. Murphy are his brother, George Murphy,  of this county; his sister,  Mrs. George Bryan,  of Franklin, and his sister,  Miss Nellie Crossman,  of Shelbyville.
          The funeral services will be held at the Toner's chapel at ten o'clock Thursday morning.  The Rev. Mr. Price and the Rev. Mr. Scull will officiate.  Interment will be in the Snider cemetery.  M. G. Tindall has charge of the funeral.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
October 8, 1891
Page 3
          Mrs. Sophia Murphy,  of Hendricks township, aged 70, died Wednesday morning at 4:30 at the family residence, of paralysis.  Funeral services will be held at her late residence Friday afternoon, at 2 o'clock, Revs. T. L. Hughes and Mr. Pollock will officiate.  Interment at the Murphy cemetery.  Cummins & Edwards, funeral directors.  Deceased was the mother of  John T.  and  George Murphy,  of this county, and  Mrs. George Bryant,  of Franklin.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Republican
Monday, April 16, 1888
          William H. Murphy  died at his home on Walker street yesterday at 12:25 of consumption, aged forty two years.  The funeral services were held at 3:30 this afternoon and the interment took place at Forest Hill Cemetery by Cummins & Edwards funeral directors.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Daily  Evening  Democrat
Shelbyville, Indiana
September 14, 1880
          Samuel Murphy,  of Hendricks township, one of the oldest residents of the county, died yesterday afternoon at 4 o'clock.  The funeral services will be held at the late residence of the deceased, to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Rev. Williamson,  of Acton, will officiate.  The remains will be interred in the cemetery at Toner's Chapel.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Fort  Wayne  Sentinel
October 8, 1879
Page 4
          James W. Murphy  was struck and instantly killed by a mail train near Shelbyville on Monday.
Contributed by John Ballard

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