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MURPHY, Cpl. Albert Louis 

Killed - Cpl. Albert Louis Murphy, 31, of Frostburg, in Italy, December 8. Cpl.Murphy was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Murphy, 155 Bowery street, Frostburg, and the husband of Mrs. Jane Bond Murphy, of Gilmore, who now resides in Philadelphia. He graduated from Beall High School in 1931, and managed Woolworth stores in Danville and Philadelphia, Pa., before entering the armed forces April 11, 1943. Overseas since last April, Cpl. Murphy saw service in Italy with the Fifth Army and was killed while taking advanced training in field artillery tactics. Besides his wife and parents, he is survived by a brother, Edgar Murphy, of Hagerstown.
The Cumberland Evening Times, December 26, 1944
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 12, 2011

MURPHY, Cpl. Albert Louis

Reburial — A reburial service for Cpl. Albert Murphy, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Murphy, 156 Bowery Street, Frostburg, was held last Friday at the Hafer Funeral Home, Frostburg, with interment in Trinity Reformed Cemetery, New Germany. Cpl. Murphy was killed December 8, 1944, in Italy while serving with the Field Artillery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, November 22, 1948
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 12, 2011


MURPHY, Basil
 
The body of Basil Murphy, 67, retired B & O worker, who died yesterday at his residence, rear of 192 Wineow St, is at the George Funeral Home where services will be held tomorrow at 10 a.m.  Burial will be in SS Peter and Paul Cemetery.  Mr Murphy was born in Cumberland, the son of the late Charles and Mary (Crowfis) Murphy.  He was a former track man and during the war worked at the B & O Bolt and Forge Shop.  A brother, David Murphy, at home, survives.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, March 27, 1947 - pg 3, col 7
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 1, 2013


MURPHY, Bernard

Bernard Murphy, a Cumberland lawyer, shot and killed himself at his father's residence, Midland, Sunday. He is said to have been handling the gun when it accidentally discharged. He was 28 years old and a graduate of St John's College.
(Date of Death:29 March 1896)
Tuesday, 02 April 1896; The Republican; Oakland, Garrett Co, Md
Ruth Enlow Library Obituary Records
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 15, 2011


 

MURPHY, Bernard Aloysius

"Bernard Aloysius Murphy, 62, died suddenly yesterday at his home, 132 Main Street, idgeley. A native of Lonaconing, he was a son of the late
Michael J. and Mary J. (Dougherty) Murphy. Mr. Murphy retired several years ago from the Baltimore and Ohio ailroad because of ill health. He was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society and Cumberland Council 586, Knights of Columbus. Surviving are two brothers, John J. and Francis D. Murphy, both of Cumberland, and as sister, Miss Rose Murphy, at home. The body is a the Scarpelli Funeral Home."

"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Tue 25 Oct 1960
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted September 5, 2009



MURPHY, Mrs. Bridget Sophia Burns
 
AGED WOMAN IS CALLED BY DEATH
Mrs. Bridget Murphy Dies at the Age of 91 Years.
WAS BORN IN IRELAND, But Had Lived 68 Years In This Country, 32 of Which Were Spent In Fayette County
Resident For Some Years of the West Side
Mrs. Bridget Sophia Murphy, aged , one of the oldest residents of Connellsville died yesterday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the home of her son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs Daniel Murphy, South Seventh Street, West Side.  Up until a month ago, Mrs Murphy enjoyed good health for a woman of her age and was remarkably active. She had been confined to her bed for two weeks.  Mrs. Murphy was born in Dublin City, Ireland.  Her maiden name was Bridget Burke(sic).  She was married in Dublin City to Michael Murphy.  While living in Scotidale(sic) for(sic) children were born to the union.  Sixty-eight years ago, Mr and Mrs Murphy and family came to this country and settled in Southern Maryland.  Mr Murphy died in Maryland 46 years ago.  Thirty-two years ago, Mrs Murphy came to Fayette County and since that time she had made her home with her son, Daniel.  She had resided in the West Side for a number of years.  Deceased was a member of the Immaculate Conception Church and was held in high esteem by her wide circle of friends.  She was the last surviving member of a large family.  In addition to Mr Murphy in the West side, she is survived by three daughters, Mrs Theresa Porter of Dayton, O; Mrs Margaret Long of Connellsville; Miss Ella Murphy of Pittsburgh and Daniel(sic) Murphy of California, Pa.  Funeral tomorrow morning from her late residence at 8:30 a.m.  Requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9 a.m. at the Immaculate Conception church.  Interment in St Joseph's cemetery.
Daily Courier; Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa., Friday, October 7, 1910 - pg 8, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 16, 2013

Note: According to death records for daughters Mary Ellen (Ella) Murphy and Margaret Murphy Long (wife of Robert Long), maiden name for mother was BURNS, not Burke



MURPHY, Bridget T. Fleming

Mrs. Murphy Buried
The funeral of Mrs Daniel Murphy who died in Piedmont last Friday took place this morning from St Peter's Church, Westernport.  Interment was made in the Catholic cemetery.  Mrs Murphy is survived by her husband and sons, John, Laurence, Thomas and Michael.  Mrs Murphy was about 80 years old and a native of Ireland.  Her surviving daughter is Miss Katherine, a school teacher of Piedmont.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, June 26, 1911 - pg 8, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 22, 2011



 

MURPHY, C. Arthur

Funeral services were held Saturday at 2:00 o'clock at Mount Zion M. E. Church, east of Grantsville on the National Highway, for C. Arthur Murphy, 76 year old farmer, who died at his home near Long Stretch, in Garrett Co., Wednesday night.  Interment occurred in the churchyard.  Mr. Murphy had been in ill health for two years.  The deceased was formerly a school teacher in West Virginia and in Garrett Co. and for many years was a registration officer in his home district.  Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Calista Graghan Murphy, and the following sons and daughters: George and Clarence Murphy, at home, Paul Murphy, a student at George Washington University, Morgantown, Washington, DC; Mrs. Harrison Shanholtz, Cumberland; Samuel Murphy, LaVale; John Murphy, Frostburg; Charles Murphy, Pittsburgh, PA.  He was a brother of W. A. Murphy, Frostburg and Miss Florence Murphy, of Garrett Co.
(Obituary hand dated May 17, 1934)



MURPHY, Miss Catherine "Kate"

Piedmont, W. Va., May; 27.—Miss Kate Murphy, aged about 80, died Wednesday, May 19, at the home of her sister, Mrs. Minnie Hickley, New York, with whom she lived. A native of this place, she was a daughter of the late Daniel and Bridget Fleming Murphy. She was a member of the faculty of Piedmont High School for over forty years, retiring in 1930. Besides her sister, she is survived by two brothers, Larry Murphy, Piedmont, and John Murphy, Pittsburgh. She was buried at Philadelphia.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, May 27, 1937 - pg 13, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 22, 2011


MURPHY, Mrs. Catherine Gannon
 
Funeral services for Mrs. Catherine G. Murphy, 82, of 218 Park street, who died yesterday at Allegany Hospital will be conducted Monday. Mrs. Murphy recently broke her hip in a fall. She was the daughter of the late John and Eliza Gannon, Westernport. Mrs. Murphy died at the home of her daughter, Mrs Nora M. Tierney. Services will be conducted at St Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport, at 9 a. m. Monday. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, January 16, 1937 - pg 2, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 7, 2013
 

MURPHY, Mrs. Clara Agnes Minnick 

Mrs. Clara Agnes Murphy, 64, of 37 East College Avenue, died last night at Sacred Heart Hospital, where she had been a patient three weeks. She had been in ill health the past five years. Born in Garrett County, she was a daughter of the late Robert and Mary (McKenzie) Minnick. She is survived by her husband, Marion Murphy; two sons, Kenneth Murphy, Frostburg, and William Murphy, Woodbridge, Va.; two daughters, Mrs. Ebbert Aldridge, Willoughby, Ohio, and Mrs. Robert Hester, North Vernon, Ind.; one brother, Oscar Minnick, of Garrett County; one granddaughter, Debra Murphy, who resided with Mrs. Murphy, and 13 other grandchildren.
The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home where friends will be received today from 7 to 9 p.m. and tomorrow from 2 until 4 p.m. and 7 until 9 p.m.
The Cumberland News, February 29, 1964
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 12, 2011


MURPHY, Daniel M .
 
D. M. Murphy, a veteran employee of H C Frick Coke company, died at noon, May 26, 1925 at the home of his daughter, Mrs C C Stains(sic) of Connellsville, following an illness of two months.  He was born in Maryland and went to Connellsville when a young man.  For more than 30 years he had been employed at the Davidson Plant of the Frick company where he was a track layer.  In two more years, he would have been pensioned.  His wife died about four years ago.  Three daughters survive him: Miss Mayme at home; Mrs Stains(sic) with whom he resided and Mrs Stella Richey, also of Connellsville.  A brother, Andrew Murphy, and two sisters, Mrs Robert Long and Miss Mary Ellen Murphy, all of Los Angeles, Cal also survive.  Funeral arrangements will be announced later.
Daily News; Uniontown, Fayette co, Pa., Wednesday, May 27, 1925 - pg 3, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 16, 2013

MURPHY, Daniel M.
 
The funeral services for Daniel M Murphy who died yesterday at noon at the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr and Mrs C C Staines, 609 Highland Avenue will be held on Friday.   The cortege will leave the late home at 8:30 and requiem high mass will be celebrated at 9 o'clock at the Immaculate Conception Church with Rev Henry Geibel officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Daily Courier, Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa., Wednesday, May 27, 1925 - pg 6, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted May 16, 2013

MURPHY, Dennis

Death of Mr. Murphy.
Mr. Dennis Murphy, one of Cumberland's oldest and most respected residents died at his residence on Harrison street yesterday. Mr.
Murphy came to this country from Ireland in 1836 and settled in Westmoreland county, Pa and moved to this city in the
year 1844. He leaves a wife and one daughter, Miss Katherine, and a brother, Mr. William Murphy, who keeps a store in South Cumberland. The funeral will take place from the residence Saturday morning at 8 o'clock, and the interment will be made in St. Patrick's cemetery.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, January 11, 1895 - pg 6, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 21, 2012

MURPHY, Dennis

The funeral of Mr. Dennis Murphy, who died Thursday morning at his residence on Harrison street, took place this morning at 0 o'clock from St. Patrick's church, the interment being made in the cemetery connected with that church. The funeral cortege was a large one. The following gentlemen acted as pallbearers: Messrs. Edward Cooney, Edward Mulvaney, Thos. S. Kean, James Clark, Wm. A. Bucholtz and Jeremiah Whalen.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Saturday, January 12, 1895 - pg 1, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 28, 2012



MURPHY, Edward N.
 
Funeral services for Edward N. Murphy, 47, World War veteran, who died in Perryville Hospital, yesterday, will be conducted at 9 a. m. at St. Patrick's Catholic church Friday.  Interment will be in SS. Peter and Paul cemetery.  He formerly lived, at 313 Maryland avenue.  The body will remain at Stein's chapel until funeral time.  Surviving are two sisters, Mrs Katherine M Shannon and Miss Marie Murphy and six brothers, William, Joseph, John, Anthony, Frank and George Murphy.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, February 10, 1937 - pg 11, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 15, 2013
 

MURPHY, Ernest W. 

FROSTBURG — Ernest W. Murphy, 80, of 155 Bowery Street, died today in Sacred Heart Hospital, after a short illness. He was born in Garrett County, a son of the late William and Henrietta (Crowe) Murphy. He was a retired Kelly-Springfield Tire Company employe, with 32 years service; a life member of Salem United Church of Christ, and an active elder of the church until 1955 when he became an elder emritus. He was treasurer of the church for 44 years, a member of the Consistory and the Churchmen's Brotherhood and a former Sunday School superintendent. He was also a member of the senior citizens and the Junior Order of American Mechanics. Mr. Murphy is survived by his widow, Lois Pearl (Warnick) Murphy; one son, Edgar R. Murphy, Hagerstown; three sisters, Mrs. Edna Keene, Frostburg; Mrs. Arta Cook, Fredericksburg, Va.; and Mrs. Bertha Fike, Pittsburgh, Pa.; one brother, Marion Murphy, Frostburg; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hafer-Sowers Funeral Home, where friends will be received from 7 to 9 p.m. today and from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. tomorrow. A service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Friday in the funeral home by Rev. George Wehler,
with interment in the New Germany Reformed Church Cemetery.
The Cumberland Evening Times, September 17, 1969
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 12, 2011


 

MURPHY, Francis D.

"Francis D. Murphy, 704 Brookfield Avenue, died yesterday. A native of Lonaconing, he was a son of the late Michael J. and Mary J. (Dougherty) Murphy, Mr. Murphy was a retired employe of the Kelly-Springfield Tire Company. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church; Chief Justice Taney Assembly. Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus, and Wamba Caravan, Order of the Alhambra. Surviving are his widow, Edna G. (Miller) Murphy; a son, Francis D. Murphy, Jr., at home, and a sister, Miss Rose D. Murphy, Ridgeley. The body is at the Funeral Home where friends will be received from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m."
"The Cumberland News" Cumberland, Maryland, Mon 3 Nov 1969
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted September 5, 2009



MURPHY, Frank J.

MURPHY SERVICES
MIDLAND - Requiem mass was celebrated Monday in St Cancicses Catholic Church in Pittsburgh for Frank J Murphy, a native of Midland, who died there November 8. He suffered a heart condition. He was a son of the Patrick and Elizabeth (Donahue) Murphy. Survivors include his wife, Mrs Ruth (Anderson) Murphy, a son, Raymond Murphy, Pittsburgh: a daughter, Mrs Edward F Mooney, Lonaconing; a sister, Mrs Alfred Kennedy, Cumberland and three brothers, Anthony, Cleveland, Leo, Tacoma and Joseph, Seattle, Wash. Interment was in Frostburg Memorial Park.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Friday, November 16, 1962 - pg 14, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 31, 2010



 

MURPHY, Miss Freda Helena

Frostburg, Md., Jan. 5 — Funeral services for Freda Helena Murphy, eleven year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Murphy, who died yesterday morning, will be held at the home, 155 Bowery street, tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. Rev. John W. Keener, pastor of the Salem Reformed Church, will have charge. Aside from the parents, two brothers, Albert L. Murphy and Edgar R. Murphy, survive.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 5, 1931
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 12, 2011

MURPHY, Miss Freda Helena

Frostburg, Md., Jan. 13 — Funeral services for Freda Helena Murphy, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Murphy, 155 Bowery street, were held Tuesday afternoon from the home with the Rev. John W. Keener officiating. Interment was in the New Germany cemetery. The pall-bearers were Hubert Fresh, Edwin Robeson, James Brode, Carl Fresh, Lorane Otto and Odell Otto. Flowergirls were Olive Cook, Kathryn Cook, Helen Fresh, Dorothy Fresh, Mae Conrad and Virginia Miller. Many relatives, friends and neighbors attended the
funeral.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 13, 1931
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 12, 2011


 

MURPHY, Mrs. Harriet LaRue

"Funeral services for Mrs. Harriet LaRue Murphy, 84, who died Monday morning at Cumberland, were held yesterday afternoon at the Boal funeral home, Westernport. Interment was in Philos Cemetery. Rev. Fred R. Barnes, pastor of the First Methodist church, officiated. The pallbearers were Lester, Calvin and Roy Lambert, Ellis Trazise, Lee Miller and E. S. Boal. A native of Garrett county, Mrs. Murphy was born near Frostburg and resided in the George's Creek region all her life. Before going to Cumberland about four years ago, she resided in Westernport. Surviving are the following children: Mrs. Thomas Trazise, Mrs. Robert Gentry, both of Westernport; Mrs. Charles Duckworth, Lonaconing; and Mrs. Ellie Metz, Detroit; and one son, John Murphy, Blaine."
"Piedmont Herald" Piedmont, West Virginia, Thursday, 11 Jan 1940
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted April 3, 2010



 

MURPHY, Mrs. Henrietta Crowe

Frostburg, Jan. 6 — Mrs. Henrietta Crowe Murphy, 79, wife of William Murphy, 247 Welsh Hill, died at home this morning. A native of Garrett county, she had resided in this place for fifteen years. She and her husband celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary December 4, 1942. Besides her husband, she is survived by four sons, Quincy Murphy, Friendsville; Marion, Ernest and Ray Murphy, this place; four daughters, Mrs. Rella Fresh, New Germany; Mrs. Bertha Fike, North Braddock, Pa.; Mrs. Alvin Cook, and Mrs. Frank Keene, this place; one sister, Mrs. Annie Wilson, this place; and two brothers, Thomas Crowe, Finzel, and Ernest Crowe, Meyersdale, Pa.; and 21 grandchildren. She was a member of the Methodist church.
Cumberland Evening Times, January 6, 1943
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 12, 2011

MURPHY, Mrs. Henrietta Crowe

Mrs. Henrietta Crowe Murphy, 79, wife of William A. Murphy, 247 Welch Hill, Frostburg, MD, died at her home, Wednesday morning, Jan. 6th.  She was a native of Garrett Co., but had resided in Frostburg for the past fifteen years.  She was born in District No. 9 Aug. 22, 1864.  She was a daughter of the late George A. Crowe.  She is survived by four sons, Quincy A. Murphy, Friendsville, Ernest, Marion and Ray Murphy, Frostburg; four daughters, Mrs. Bertha Fike. N. Braddock, PA, Mrs. Rella Fresh, New Germany, Mrs. Arta Cook and Mrs. Edna Keene, Frostburg; two brothers, Thomas J. Crowe, Finzel and Eugene Crowe, Myersdale, PA. Twenty-two grandchildren and fifteen great grandchildren. She was a life-long member of the Methodist Church.  Mrs. Murphy and her husband celebrated their sixty-third wedding anniversary Dec. 4, 1942, thus making 63 years without a death in the immediate family.
[a note with this obit that says: "Rella Murphy Fresh, 1886-1963 m. Asa J. ?, 1884-1964." Information found in the Graves of Garrett County book.]
(Obituary hand dated, Jan. 14, 1942)[sic, 1943]



 

MURPHY, James Marion

Funeral services for James Marion Murphy, 43, of Glenville, who died Saturday at 2:30 p.m. at Veteran's Hospital, Clarksburg, will be held today at 2.p.m. The services will be conducted at the Spurgeon mortuary, Glenville, by John Woomer.  Burial will be in the Meadow Lane cemetery near Glenville.
Parkersburg News; Tuesday, July 9, 1963
(Courtesy of Pat Robison/transcribed by Genie)
Posted January 1, 2011



 

MURPHY, Staff Sgt. James R. Jr.

Body of Wellersburg World War Veteran Located in Germany
Meyersdale, September 20 - The body of a World War II veteran reported missing in action while returning from a bombing mission in 1943, has been found and identified. He is Staff Sgt. James R. Murphy, Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Murphy of Wellersburg. The body is scheduled to arrive here late this week for re-burial. Sgt. Murphy was listed as missing in action July 28, 1943, while returning from his third bombing mission over Germany. He was tail gunner on a Flying Fortress which went down over or near Heligoland. His parents were informed recently that his body had been found and identified. According to an official report, Sgt. Murphy was originally buried in an island grave on the island of Sylt, Germany. He was later disinterred by American Graves Registration personnel and buried in the U. S. Military Cemetery, Neuville-en-Condroz, near Leige, Belgium. Sgt. Murphy enlisted in the Army Air Force in October, 1942. He was 20 years old when he was reported missing. Surviving, besides his parents, are three brothers, W. DeLoss, Corriganville; Duane and Frederick, at home; and a sister, Mrs. Edward H. McCray, Corriganville.
The Daily Courier, Connellsville, September 20, 1950
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 20, 2009


MURPHY, Jerry
 
Jerry Murphy, a former miner, died at the County Home yesterday.  aged 68 years.  His body will be taken to Lonaconing tomorrow for interment.  He is survived by one son, John J Murphy.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, May 19, 1913 - pg 16, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted March 14, 2014



MURPHY, John

Fatally Wounded
A man named John Murphy was fatally wounded at an early hour this morning by a pistol shot in the forehead, being inflicted by his cousin, James Cavanaugh, in the latter's liquor store, Spring street.  Cavanaugh claims the shooting was accidental.  He is now under arrest.
Cumberland Daily Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, January 30, 1873 - pg 1, col 4
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted November 22, 2014
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MURPHY, John J. 

"John J. Murphy, 60, of 7 Potomac Street, died yesterday at the Greene Street Grocery where he was employed. Born in Lonaconing, he was a son of the late Michael J. and Mary J. (Daugherty) Murphy. A resident of Cumberland the last 25 years he formerly operated Murphy Brothers Grocery on LaFevre Road. He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, the Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus. Surviving are his wife, Louise (McCulley) Murphy; one son, John J. Murphy, Jr., at home; three daughters, Mrs. Charlotte Blake, Honolulu, Hawaii, Miss Mary Jane Murphy and Miss Louise Murphy, at home; one brother, Francis D. Murphy, city and one sister, Miss Rose D. Murphy, Ridgeley. The body is at the Scarpelli Funeral Home."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Fri 8 Feb 1963:
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted September 5, 2009
 


MURPHY, John P.
 
MIDLAND—John P. Murphy, 76, of Ocean, the last member of his immediate family, died this morning in Miners Hospital, where he had been a patient three weeks.  Surviving are a daughter, Miss Sarah Murphy, Washington; four sons, Philip Murphy, Cumberland; Joseph Murphy, Frostburg, and James and John Murphy, both of Washington; nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.  The body is at the Hafer Funeral Home. Frostburg. 
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Thursday, January 29, 1953 - pg 16, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 21, 2013



 

MURPHY, John Thomas

John Thomas Murphy, 66, of 386 McHenry Street, LaVale, died Sunday at Memorial Hospital. Born July 30, 1904, in Artemas, Pa., he was a son of the late John and Minnie Murphy. He was a retired employe of the Celanese Fibers Company, a member of the LaVale Volunteer Fire Company and an Army veteran of World War II. Mr. Murphy was a member of Christ Lutheran Church in LaVale. Surviving are his widow, Mae Edna (White) Murphy; a daughter, Mrs. Barbara Jean Williams, Cresaptown, and two sisters, Mrs. Emma Bollman, Meyersdale, Pa., and Mrs. Olive Scott, Mesa,Ariz. The LaVale Volunteer Fire Company will hold a memorial service in the Scarpelli Funeral Home Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Friends will be received in the funeral home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. in the funeral home by Rev. Albert R. Burkhardt. Interment will be in Hillcrest Burial Park.
The Cumberland News, March 30, 1971
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted August 20, 2009



MURPHY, John W.

Lonaconing-Died.
Mr. John W. Murphy, an aged and respected citizen, died yesterday morning. Mr. Murphy leaves a widow of ripe old age and a family of grown children.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, December 8, 1905 - pg 10, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 21, 2012



MURPHY, Kenneth Russell
 
Kenneth Russell Murphy, 81, Frostburg, died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004, in Frostburg Village of Allegany County.  Born in Garrett County, he was a son of the late Marion and Clara (Minnick) Murphy. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Aldridge and Betty Ann Murphy.  A veteran of World War II, he was a member of Farrady Post 24, American Legion, and Old Rail Post Veterans of Foreign Wars. He retired from Morton Chevrolet, Frostburg.  Surviving are his wife of 52 years, Evelyn (Robertson) Murphy; one son, Steven K. Murphy, Mount Savage; two daughters, Debi Scavatto, Erlanger, Ky., and Keni Ann Watkins, Frostburg; one sister, Dorothy Gilbert, Hudson, Fla.; one brother, William Murphy, Woodbridge, Va.; and three grandchildren.  At his request, his body was donated to the Anatomy Board of Maryland.  There was no viewing.  A memorial service will be held at a later date.  Memorials may be made to the Projector Fund of Welsh Memorial Baptist Church, P.O. Box 328, Frostburg, MD 21532.
abt. Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2004; MD Obituary Collection
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted January 11, 2014

MURPHY, Leo P.

Leo P. Murphy, formerly of Midland, died recently in Tacoma, Wash;, where he resided for a number of years. Services and interment were in Tacoma.  He was the twin brother of Mrs. Marie Kennedy, 419 North Mechanic Street.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md - Tuesday, January 28, 1964 - pg 14, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted July 31, 2010



MURPHY, Mrs. Margaret

Lonaconing-Buried.
Mrs. Jno. W. Murphy (Margaret) was buried yesterday in old 'Coney. The husband of the deceased was buried on Sunday last.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, December 15, 1905 - pg 11, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 21, 2012



 

MURPHY, Mrs. Mary

"Midland - Death of Mother of Mine Inspector Murphy - Midland, Md., Sept. 8. Mrs. Patrick Murphy, one of the oldest most highly respected ladies of this community, died somewhat suddenly yesterday afternoon at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John Cunningham. She rose yesterday morning in perfect health and ate a good breakfast. Towards noon, however, she fell ill and died at 3 o'clock just as the Catholic church bell, which rings at 3 o'clock on Friday afternoon in commemoration of the death of Our Lord, began to ring. She was 82 years old and was born in Louth, County Louth, Ireland. About 35 years ago she came to this country and with the exception of one year in Vale Summit, has lived in Midland ever since her arrival. She is survived by two sons and one daughter, Mr. Thos. Murphy, who is now State Mine Inspector, and well known through this part of the country; Mr. Michael Murphy, a prosperous business man of this place, and Mrs. John Cunningham, also of this place. Interment will take place in St. Mary's Seminary[sic], Lonaconing. The time of the
funeral has not as yet been determined, but in all probability will be on Monday Morning."

"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Sat 8 Sep 1906
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted September 5, 2009



 

MURPHY, Mrs. Mary Josephine

Funeral services for Mrs Mary Josephine Murphy, 68, widow of Michael Murphy, who died Friday at her home, Ridgeley, W. Va.. were held this morning at St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Ridgeley. with requiem mass celebrated by Rev. Robert Kilgannon, pastor. Priests in the sanctuary were Rev. Patrick J. Bradley, pastor of St. Michael's Church, Frostburg; Rev. Lawrence Landrigan. pastor of St. Mary's Church and Rev. James A. Dwyer and Rev. James I. Bitfield of St. Patrick's this city. Interment was in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. The pallbearers were; William Shuck, Austin Fleming, Mark Wolfe, Elmo Coniff, Robert Bane and Kyle McFarland.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, January 11, 1937 - pg 9, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 29, 2010




MURPHY, Mrs. Mary M. Williams

FRIENDSVILLE - Mrs. Mary M. Murphy, 95, died Sunday at Cuppett-Weeks Nursing Home, Oakland.  A native of Frostburg, she was a daughter of the late John and Lydia (Humberson) Williams. She was preceded in death by her husband, Quincy Murphy. Mrs. Murphy was a member of Friendsville United Methodist Church. Surviving are a son, Ralph Murphy, here; four grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. Friends will be received at the Newman Funeral Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Services will be conducted there tomorrow at 2 p.m. by Rev. Brian Schofield. Interment will be in Frostburg Memorial Park.
The Cumberland News, May 24, 1977
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted July30, 2011




MURPHY, Michael

Tri-Towns, Feb. 25.
Michael Murphy Dead
Michael Murphy, aged 57 years, unmarried, died at tho home of his brother, Lawrence Murphy, yesterday after noon, following an illness of several months.  He is survived by one other brother, John Murphy, Pittsburgh and two sisters, Mrs Minnie Hickley of Philadelphia and Miss Kate Murphy, Piedmont.  Funeral services will be held tomorrow morning at 9 o'clock from St Peter's Catholic Church, Westernport with interment in the church cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Wednesday, February 29, 1928 - pg 14, col 2
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 22, 2011



MURPHY, Michael Joseph

KEYSER — Michael Joseph Murphy, 75, of 49 South F Street, died last night in Potomac ValleyHospital. Born in Keyser, he was a son of the late Patrick and Jenny (Pendergast) Murphy. His wife, Mrs. Magdalene Murphy, preceded him in death. Mr. Murphy was a veteran of World War l and a retired employe of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. He held membership in the Catholic Church of the Assumption, the Holy Name Society of the parish; Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and Nancy Hanks Post 3518, Veteran of Foreign Wars. Surviving are a brother, Edward Murphy, Terra Alta. and two sisters, Mrs. Edward Fromhart, Keyser, and Mrs. J. W Borgman, Kingwood. The body will be at the Markwood Funeral Home after 7 p.m. today. The rosary will be recited there Sunday at 9 p.m. Requiem mass will be celebrated Monday at 10 a.m. at the church of the Assumption by Rev Thomas Summers and interment will be in St Thomas Cemetery.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, October 5, 1962 - pgt 13, col 6
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 21, 2012




MURPHY, Patrick

Patrick Murphy dies in Austin, W Va
Midland, Md - Sept 24 - Sad news was received here last evening of the death of Patrick Murphy, son of Mr and Mrs Thomas Murphy, formerly of this place but now of Austin, W Va. Some time ago he had part of his foot taken off and was removed to the Fairmont hospital, where blood poisoning set it and caused his death. He was 16 years old and the son of former Mine Inspector, Thomas Murphy. The many friends of Mr and Mrs Murphy and family in this vicinity extend their deepest and most heartfelt sympathy in their sad bereavement.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, September 24, 1909 - pg 5, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted January 21, 2012


MURPHY, Philip A.
 
Philip A. Murphy. 74, of 10112 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, and a former resident of Cumberland, died Saturday at Stella Maris Hospice, Baltimore.  Born in Ocean, he was a son of the late John P. and Susan (McMahon) Murphy.  Mr. Murphy had resided in the Washington area for 25 years and was employed by the Postal Service. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Silver Spring.  Surviving are his widow, Kathleen (Huth ) Murphy; two sons. Msgr. P. Francis Murphy, chancellor or personnel, Archdiocese of Baltimore, and Thomas Murphy, Columbia; a daughter, Mrs. Joseph Hornyak. VVheaton: a brother, Joseph L. Murphy. Frostburg; a sister, Miss Sarah A. Murphy, Washington, and eight grandchildren.  Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated tomorrow at 10 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Church. Interment will be in Washington.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Monday, April 7, 1975 - pg 14, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted June 21, 2013




MURPHY, Quincy Andrew 

FRIENDSVILLE - Quincy
Andrew Murphy, 77, died yesterday at his home here following an illness of one week. He was a native of Garrett County, a son of the late William A. and Henrietta (Crowe) Murphy. Mr. Murphy was a former resident of Frostburg, and had been a resident of Friendsville for 36 years. He was a retired merchant and was a member of JOUAM, a charter member of Friendsville Volunteer Fire Company, Friendsville Methodist Church and the Methodist Men's Club of the church. Also surviving besides his widow, Mary (Williams) Murphy, are two sons, Robert and Ralph Murphy, both of here; two brothers, Ernest and Marion Murphy, bothof Frostburg; four sisters, Mrs. Bertha Fike, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; Mrs. Rella Fresh, Mexico Farms; Mrs. Arta Cook, Frostburg, and Mrs. Edna Keene, West Hollywood, Fla.; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Services will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Friendsville Methodist Church by Rev. William Dishong, pastor. Burial will be in Allegany Cemetery, Frostburg. The body will be at the residence this evening and will be taken to the church at noon Wednesday.
The Cumberland Evening Times, May 26, 1958
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 12, 2011
 


Name: Robert Selby Murphy, 67, of 378 Old Morgantown Rd., East, Friendsville, MD

Parents: Robert W. and Theresa (Selby) Murphy

DOB: October 9, 1936, in Friendsville, MD

DOD: January 31, 2004, at his home

Spouse: None indicated

Predeceased by: parents; daughter, Karen

Survived by: daughter, Sharon L. Murphy, Friendsville; sisters, Esther Benedict, Friendsville, MD; Mary Schroyer, Baltimore, MD

Burial: February 7, 2004, Blooming Rose Cemetery


Source: Newman Funeral Homes, Garrett Co., MD and Somerset Co., PA
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 20, 2014


 

MURPHY, Robert Williams

FRIENDSVILLE- Robert Williams Murphy, 63, was dead on arrival at Garrett County Memorial Hospital, Oakland. A native of Frostburg, he was a son of Mrs. Mary Martha (Williams) Murphy, Friendsville, and the late Quincy A. Murphy. Mr. Murphy recently retired as supervisor at the Bulington School for the Deaf and Blind. He, at one time was employed by the Hater Funeral Home in Cumberland. He was a member of the Friendsville United Methodist Church, the Methodist's Men's Club and the National Teachers Association of West Virginia and was a charter member of the Friendsville Fire Department. Besides his mother, he is survived by his widow, Theresa
(Selby) Murphy; two daughters, Mrs. Mary T. Schroyer, Baltimore and Mrs. Esther M. Benedict, Friendsville; a son, Robert S. Murphy,
Friendsville; a brother, Ralph A. Murphy, Friendsville, and 11 grandchildren. The body is at the John O. Durst Funeral Home in Oakland.
The Cumberland News, November 24, 1971
(Courtesy of Patty Friend-Thompson)
Posted July 16, 2009



MURPHY, Mrs. Sarah Conroy

Frostburg, Md., Jan. 7.
Mrs. Sarah Conroy Murphy, wife of Mr John Murphy, died at her home in Eckhart Mine. Saturday evening from a complication of diseases. The deceased was the daughter of Mr and Mrs Peter Conroy. of Eckhart Mine and was well known and highly esteemed by all who knew her. Mrs Murphy was about twenty-five years of age. and is survived by the following brothers and sisters; Messrs. Peter, Thomas, William and John, and Misses Mollie. Jennie and Clara Conroy.
Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md ., Monday, January 7, 1907 - pg 2, col 3
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted August 11, 2010



MURPHY, Susan Deal

Mrs. Susan Deal Murphy, 61 years and 10 months old, wife of Endsley P. Murphy, died Sunday at the home of her son-in-law, John E. Armstrong of Pennsville, following a lingering illness. She was born in Somerset county September 21, 1868, a daughter of the late Esau H. and Lanah Lybarger Deal, and was married in Connellsville on September 2, 1886, to Mr. Murphy. She had been a member of the Methodist Protestant Church for 40 years. Besides her husband she is survived by three children, Lanah, wife of John E. Armstrong of Pennsville; Beulah, wife of Charles C. Rudolph of McKeesport; and Clara, wife of Carl A. Barge of Connellsvllle. The funeral service will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o'clock at the home for relatives and at 2 o'clock at the First Methodist Protestant Church, to which service friends are invited. Rev J. H. Lambertson, the pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in Hill Grove Cemetery.
Monday, June 30, 1930, The Daily Courier, Connellsville, Pennsylvania
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)

 



MURPHY, Mrs. Susan McMahon

Mrs. John Murphy, a former resident of Uniontown and well known In Connellsville, died Monday at her late home in Ocean, Md. She Is
survived by by seven children. Philip McMahon, a brother, and Miss Mary Kelly, and James Kelly, cousins of the deceased, left this morning for Ocean to attend the funeral.

Daily Courier; Connellsville, Fayette Co, Pa - October 26, 1910 - pg 2, col 5
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted February 20, 2010



MURPHY, Thomas

"Morgantown, W. Va., Oct 16-Funeral rites for Thomas Murphy, 40, local contractor, well known throughout the State, were held this morning at the St. Teresa Catholic Church, with Rev. Peter Flynn in charge. Burial was in Lawnwood Cemetery. Mr. Murphy died suddenly of a heart attack Friday afternoon at his home at Twin Acres on the Star City road. He had had two light heart attacks in the past few years, but his most recent illness had been a sore throat. Mr. Murphy had been in apparently good health since then, having attended the baseball World Series earlier in the week. Mr. Murphy was head of the Murphy Construction Company launched in 1927, which has become prominent in road construction work in Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virgina, and Kentucky as well as in this State. For the past two years, Mr. Murphy and his firm have been active most in the construction of airfields for the U. S. Army. This firm is engaged in such work in the South at present and at Elkins, where the airport is being modernized under C.A.A. supervision. The Murphy Company also has been prominent in the construction and development of the Municipal Airport here. The present hard-surface runways at the Morgantown field were built under his direction, and the methods and mixture used there have been copied extensively by engineers designing such runways as are at the National Airport in Washington, D.C. He was one of the incorporaters of the West Virginia Aviation Foundation and a director in that organization's activities. A graduate of the University, Mr. Murphy was born in April, 1903, to the late Mr. and Mrs.Thomas Murphy at Midland, Md. His father, formerly Maryland State mining inspector, later operated a coal mine for many years at Gorman, Preston county, W.Va. Surviving are the widow, Mrs. Clotilde Sigwart Murphy; three children, Barbara, 14, Thomas, Jr., 12, and Francis, 9; three sisters, Mrs. Mary Condon of New York; and Mrs. Leo Droppleman andMrs. Joseph Coddington, of Morgantown."
"Evening Times" Cumberland, Maryland, Mon 18 Oct 1943
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted September 5, 2009



MURPHY, William

"William Murphy, of Westernport n Thursday Jan. 9, 1902, aged 27 years. Interment was in the Catholic cemetery, last Sunday. Mr Murphy leaves a widow, he having been married but five months. The immediate cause of death was gangrene, he having had a foot mashed in the C&P yards at Westernport some time ago and notwithstanding the fact the he was taken to the St Joseph Hospital at Baltimore, the result was above stated.
The CUMBERLAND TIMES pay the following tribute:
The funeral of Mr. William P. Murphy who died at St. Joseph Hospital, Baltimore last Thursday took place last Sunday in Westernport. The burial services were at St. Peter's Catholic church where Rev. Michael Riordan of St. James Church, Pikesville, Md., a cousin of the deceased, was assisted by Rev. Thos. E.Lyons of Westernport. He was a brakeman for two years from Piedmont to Lonaconing, then he was changed from Cumberland to Lonaconing, making his home at Mt. Savage for the past four years. On the 17th day of last July, he married Miss Minnie Murphy, adopted daughter of Mr. Frank McDermitt, a well known C&P engineer, which makes Mr. Murphy's death doubly sad, being a young man only 28 years old and leaving a bride of six months who is heart broken. Mr. Murphy was a man who made many friends among his fellow workmen and also his employers, being very conscientious, upright, and always ready to help a fellowman, but always ready to condemn a cowardly act and by his kind manner and winning ways has made many friends. He was a life-long member of St. Patricks Total Abstinence and Benevolent Society, and A. O. H. Society and Catholic Legion, who all attended, it being the largest funeral seen in Piedmont for years. Besides his widow, he leaves a mother and Miss May and John Murphy of Cumberland, who is one of the oldest engineers on the W. Va. railroad, Jerry, who stays at home with his mother and sister Maggie."

The Herald, Piedmont, West Virginia, 17 Jan 1902
(Courtesy of Shawn McGreevy)
Posted July30, 2011



MURPHY, William A.

Friendsville, Jan. 31 —William A. Murphy, 91, retired farmer, died last night at the home of his son, Quincy A. Murphy, Friendsville. He had been in good health until January 20 when he suffered a stroke. Born in Garrett county, near Long Stretch, Mr. Murphy was a son of the late William B. and Sarah (Michael) Murphy. He retired about 20 years ago from his farm in the Little Savage river section, five miles west of Frostburg, and moved to Frostburg to make his home. He had been living with his eldest son in Friendsville since last April. Mr. Murphy was an active member of Johnson Methodist church and superintendent of the Sunday school of the church for 20 years. His wife, Mrs. Henrietta (Crowe) Murphy, died about three years ago. He is survived by eight children, Quincy. A. Murphy and Mrs. C. A. Fike, of Friendsville; Mrs. Asa Fresh, of New Germany; Mrs. Alvin Cook, Ernest Murphy, Mrs. Frank Keene, and Ray and Marion Murphy, all of Frostburg, and a number of grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
The Cumberland Evening Times, January 31, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 12, 2011

MURPHY, William A.

Frostburg, Feb. 1 — Services for William A. Murphy, 91, who died Wednesday at the home of his son, Quincy Murphy, Friendsville, will be held Saturday at 2:30 p. m., in the Johnson Methodist Church, Garrett county, with the Rev. Mr. Sisk, Grantsville, officiating; Interment will be in the church cemetery. Preceding rites at the church, a short service will be held at the Savage Funeral Home, Friendsville.
The Cumberland Evening Times, February 1, 1946
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted February 12, 2011

MURPHY, William A.

Funeral services for William A. Murphy, 91, a retired Garrett Co. farmer, who died at the home of his son Quincy A. Murphy, Friendsville, on Wednesday night, January 30, were conducted from the Johnson Methodist church, this county, on Saturday afternoon.  The pastor, Rev. Charles Sisk, officiated.  Interment was in the church cemetery.Mr. Murphy had been in good health until January 20 whe he suffered a stroke.  He retired about twenty years ago from his farm in the Little Savage river section, five miles west of Frostburg, and moved to Frostburg to make his home.  Since last April he had been living with his eldest son in Friendsville. He was born in Garrett Co. near Long Stretch, a son of William B. Murphy and Sarah Michael Murphy.  He was an active member of the Johnson Methodist church and was superintendent of the Sunday schoolthere for twenty years.  His wife, Mrs. Henrietta Crowe Murphy, died about three years ago.  Surviving are the following sons and daughters;Mrs. C. A. Fike, Quincy A. Murphy, Friendsville, Mrs. Fresh, New Germany; Ernest Murphy, Marion Murphy, Ray Murphy, Mrs. Alvan Cook and Mrs. Frank Keene, all of Frostburg. A number of grandchildren also survive.
(Clipping hand dated Feb. 7, 1946)

 



 

MURPHY, William Thomas

W Md Car Inspector is Crushed to Death
Was Working in Ridgeley Yards When Killed - Coroner to Investigate
William Thomas Murphy, 40 years old, car inspector for the Western Maryland Railway, of 460 Baltimore Avenue, was crushed to death yesterday, while working in the Ridgeley yards of the railroad company. Just how Mr. Murphy met with the accident which resulted in his death is not known, as no witnesses have been found who saw the tragedy. A few minutes before Mr. Murphy met death he had been chatting with other employes and as he had to go the length of the yard to make an inspection, one of his fellow workmen asked that he bring back a sandwich from a store near by. Mr. Murphy took the money and started down the yard. When he did not reappear, a search revealed he had been killed. Mr. Murphy was a native of Westernport, where his mother, Mrs. Harriet Murphy, now lives. His wife, Mrs. Josephine Murphy, and a daughter, Miss Eva Murphy, also survive, as do a brother, John Murphy, of Blaine, W. Va., and six sisters. The sisters are Mrs. Carrie Croston of Eckhart: Mrs. Dolly Metz, of Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Anna Duckworth. of Lonaconing, and Mrs. Lulu Gentry, Mrs. Minnie Treziso, and Mrs. Nellie Lambert, all of Westernport. Funeral services will be held Wednesday morning from his late home. Burial will be at Cresaptown. Coroner A. F. Ridenour, of Ridgeley, will hold an inquest to determine responsibility for Mr. Murphy's death either tonight or tomorrow.
Cumberland Evening Times; Cumberland, Allegany Co, Md., Friday, April 12, 1926 - pg 16, col 1
(Courtesy of Pat Dailey)
Posted October 9, 2010



 

MURPHY, Wolverton DeLoss

CORRIGANVILLE — It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Wolverton DeLoss Murphy on Monday, Nov. 30, at the age of 89. A longtime resident of Corriganville, he was born on Sept. 2, 1920, in Swanton. He leaves behind his loving wife, Margie Ellen (Clinedinst) Murphy; siblings, Ethel Helen McCray (Edward) of Ellerslie, Duane Ellsworth Murphy (Zona) of Canton, Ohio, and Frederick Clayton Murphy (Charlotte) of Mount Savage. He is also survived by his children, William DeLoss Murphy (Ginny) of Blacksburg, Va., Patricia Ellen Harding (Mel) of Canton, Doretha Lamoine Murphy (Jean-Pierre Baribeau) of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, Jimmie Randolph Murphy (Elizabeth) of LaVale, Roger Alan Murphy (Michelle) of Hyndman, Pa., and Marsha Lynne Stine (Leonard) of Waynesboro, Pa.; as well as 14 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grand-children. A graduate of Allegany High School, DeLoss served as an anesthetist in the 40th Field Hospital in Europe during World War II, and was a retiree of Celanese Fibers Company. He was a long time member of and served on the Board of Directors of Trinity Assembly of God Church, Cumberland. For more than 50 years, he was an active member of the Corriganville Volunteer Fire Company, being named “Fireman of the Year” on several occasions. One of the fire company’s first EMT’s, he continued to re-certify and function in that capacity until the age of 86. He served as the fire company’s chaplain for many years and was also a member and former officer of the A. Mike Walters Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Firefighters. He was a founding member of the Corriganville Lighting and Improvement Association, and in that capacity helped organize and lead the Memorial Day celebrations in Corriganville for many years. Always there to lend a helping hand, he was active in the church and community in various other capacities as well. Mr. Murphy was preceded in death by his father, James Randolph Murphy; mother, Hattie Ethel (Durst) Murphy; and younger brother, Staff Sergeant James Randolph Murphy Jr., who was the first local casualty in the European operations of World War II. Family and friends will be received at the Hafer Funeral Service, P.A., Chapel of the Hills, 1302 National Highway, LaVale, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday from noon until 1 p.m. Corriganville Volunteer Fire Department will hold a memorial service at the funeral home on Wednesday at 7 p.m. A funeral and celebration of Wolverton DeLoss Murphy’s life will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 1 p.m. with Pastor Gerald Wagner officiating. Interment will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens, where military honors will be accorded by Old Rail Post 6025, V.F.W., Mount Savage. Memorial contributions may be made to the Corriganville Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 187, Corriganville, MD 21524. Perhaps Wolverton DeLoss Murphy is best described in this memorial by Mr. Dean Hancox: “Mr. Murphy – a remarkably joyful and positive person whose Cash Valley corn and numerous other vegetables were the delight of our table on National Highway. Even more remarkable (having taught his children) were his and his wife’s parenting skills and the quality of the children’s upbringing and the family in general. His service to the community was legendary as was his very keen intellect and memory!” Sincere and heartfelt thanks to Dr. Ethelann Murray, Bridget Bonham, RN, Cheryl Gearhart, RN, and Joanne Ashworth, RN of the Martinsburg West Virginia Medical Center for their exceptional and dedicated care. A special thank you to nurses Jane Adams and Ann Porter, as well as the aides, of Home Hospice Services, WMHS.
December 01, 2009, Cumberland Times-News
(Courtesy of Sheryl Kelso)
Posted March 12, 2011


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