Sunday, January 9, 2011

Ellen M. E. Norris & John Hayes Murphy

The Idaho Republican - 10 January 1919
Ellen Minerva Elizabeth Norris Murphy, 1852-1919
   Ellen Minerva E. Norris was born October 13, 1852 at Des Moines County, Iowa. Died at her home near Blackfoot, Idaho January 1, 1919 of heart trouble.  The deceased was a true faithful member of the Methodist Church which she joined when quite young.  She was always ready to lend a helping hand and was loved by all who knew her.    On September 12, 1872 she was united in marriage at her home in Numa, Iowa to John H. Murphy of Burlington, Iowa. To this union were born ten children, four of whom have gone on before.  Her husband and three children, J. Elbert, Nellie Roberts, and Brenice G. Queen were at her bedside at the time of her passing.  The others, Mrs. Carrie R. Rose, W. Ernest of California and Claude I., of Camp Funiston, Kansas. 
  In the year 1883 she moved with her husband and family to Osborne County, Kansas where they resided until 1901.  They then moved to Sheridan County, Kansas where they lived for fifteen years. They left that place in 1916 for California for her health. In 1917 they located near Blackfoot, Idaho where she resided until her death. 
John Hayes Murphy and Ellen Minerva Elizabeth Norris
  The editor sincerely appreciates the contribution of this obituary to The Jerome Journal by Darren Totten of Longmont CO.
The Daily Bulletin - Blackfoot ID - 26 September 1933
John Hay Murphy, 1850-1933
  J. H. Murphey [sic] died at the family home west of Blackfoot this morning at 9:30 following a stroke of paralysis two weeks ago. He was born near Des Moines, Iowa in 1850, and has been a resident of this community since 1917. His wife died in January, 1919, and he is survived by three sons and three daughters, Mrs. W. R. Roberts, Mrs. L. J. Queen and Elbert Murphey [sic] of Blackfoot, and Claude and Ernest Murphyand Mrs. Pohn [sic] Rose of Riverside, California.
  Tentative arrangements for the funeral have been made for Thursday afternoon from the Methodist church.
Gravestone in the Grove City Cemetery, Blackfoot, Idaho
  The editor sincerely appreciates the contribution of this obituary and the two photographs to The Jerome Journal by Debbie Hess Edward.

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