1/10/07 Hi Cousins. Wow, I found this site by accident. Nice surprise. Anyway, this is what I know.
William H Murphin Born: Sept 28, 1890 and died 5/31/1977. He was married to Neclo Panfila DeGracia Murphin (born 9/23/1912 died 11/19/2004) . Interestingly "Tecla" was a nick name she hated for some reason.They were married in the Philippines in May of 1929. Their children are as follows.1. Dorothy (born 1929? passed away at age 6 mos) 2. Thelma Elizabeth (born Oct 1931 passed away 1974) 3. Wilma Marion (nicknamed Bugie born 7/21/33) 4. William Jr (called "Junior" died @ 2years old) 5. John Henry Murphin May 21,19376. Thomas Dale Murphin (born 3/25/47).
William was born in Missouri and his parents ended up Colorado. I am not sure if or how long William lived in Co. before he joined the Navy and came to live in the Philippines.
As far as the Irish part goes. I was always told that Grandpa, William H Murphin 9/28/90 had an Irish father and Dutch mother.
Hope that helps. Your cousin, Kookie (daughter of Bugie)
If there is anyone out there who has information about or pictures of William Murphin's ancestors, parents or siblings I would love to hear it. I am curious to know if we are related to the people at Murphin Ridge Inn in Ohio.Sounds like a great place for a family reunion!