Olive/Emmet/Harold/Walter/Florence Murphy; Qunicy IL
This is my annual update/correction and plea for help on my Murphy heritage.
Thomas F Murphy married Kate Kieran 25 Feb 1878 (IL marriage index).Thomas came to US from Ireland c 1863.Kate born in Illinois to Patrick and Anna Kieran.
Thomas and Kate had nine children, five were living in 1900 per census.Emmet J bJune 1882; Olive G b Nov 1883, d June 1961; Harold F (listed as Howard in 1900 census) b Jan 1889, d April 1960; Walter J b jan 1890; Florence A b April 1897.
Olive married Arthur W Tyrer.No known children.
Harold married Lelah Massie.Children Robert and Elinor.
Walter married Mildeed.Children James and Dorothy.
Florence married Luther Hedge.Son Leroy.
Family legend is that Thomas died by 1899 however he is listed in the 1900 census.Harold was said to have left school about 5th grade for work to help with the family so Thomas' death is suspected soon after census completed (June 1900).Thomas worked as carriage painter, builder and foreman for Hynes Carriage Co in Qunicy.
Kate is listed in various census records as Catherine, Kate, Katherine, Katharine and Kathrine.She died in Los Angeles CA April 1945.
Can anyone provide any clues to the unknown children, Emmet's fate, where Harold is hiding in 1930, Thomas's parents and ponit of emmigration or Kate's family?Thanx for your help.