Mrs. Elizabeth Murphy, aged 68 years, passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Samuel Rager at 125 Walnut st. at 7 o’clock Wednesday morning from dropsy and organic heart trouble. Mrs. Murphy had been an invalid during the past four years and during the past two months had been under the care of her daughter in this city. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Adam Gardner of the Fresno vicinity both of whom died a number of years ago. The deceased was the wife of William E. Murphy, of Lafayette township. Their marriage took place Aug. 28, 1862 and until Mrs. Murphy’s recent illness, made their home in Lafayette township. Besides the husband the following children survive: Mrs. Laura Nicholson, of Blairsburg, Ia., Mrs. Mardis and Mrs. Frank Sells, of Newcomerstown; Mrs. Karl Ralston and Mrs. Samuel Rager, of Coshocton. One brother, John Gardner of Colorado and one sister Mrs. Hannah Berkley, of Baltic, also survive. Funeral service will be held from the home of her daughter, Mrs. Samuel Rager on Walnut st. Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock and internment will be made in South Lawn cemetery. Civil war veterans will set as pall bearers, Mr. Murphy having been a member of the 62nd, O.V.I.
Coshocton Tribune December 30, 1911
W. E. Murphy, Aged Veteran, is Called
W. E. Murphy, aged 72, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Samuel Rager on West Walnut st. Friday afternoon at 1 o’clock after a brief illness resulting from a stroke of paralysis, which he suffered last Tuesday. Mr. Murphy had been in failing health since last February and two weeks ago left his home on the farm near Wild Turkey Lock and came to Coshocton to reside with his daughter. He seemed as well as usual until, he was seized by paralysis last Tuesday and grew worse until the end came yesterday. Mr. Murphy was born and reared in Coshocton County and with the exception of one year spent in Iowa and other western states, his entire life was spent in this county. The greater part of it on his farm near Canal Lewisville. For one year he served in the army during the Civil war as a member of 62nd O.V.I. and he was also a member of the Richard Lanning Post G.A.R. He was a prosperous and diligent farmer and was much interested in the work of the granges. He was a member of Oak Grove Grange. Mrs. Murphy preceded him in to the grave one year ago. Five daughters survive. They are Mrs. John Mardis and Mrs. Frank Sells of Newcomerstown, Mrs. Ralston of Newark, Mrs. Samuel (Rager) of Coshocton and Mrs. Samuel Nicholson of Iowa. One sister Mrs. Hannah Pyles of Coshocton and six brothers survive. They are Marion Murphy of Coshocton, James of North Carolina, Albert and Thomas of Oklahoma, Frank of Hudson, O. and George of Wild Turkey Lock. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of the daughter, Mrs. Rager, on Walnut st. the Rev. William E. Bridge officiating. The pall bearers will be Thomas McConnell, William Stewart, George Moffat, J. C. Milligan, A. H. Thomson and Joseph M. Scott.