John Francis Murphy papers: 1883-1940
John Francis Murphy papers
Murphy, John Francis, 1849-1926
2 linear feet
Father of Frank and George Murphy; correspondence and other papers.852024 Aa 2
The material is in English
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The collection was the gift of the Hon. George Murphy (donor no. 3074).
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[item], folder, box, John Francis Murphy papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan
John F. Murphy was born in June 17, 1849 in Guelph, Ontario, of American parents. He graduated from the Law School of the University of Michigan in 1881, then later moved to Harbor Beach, Michigan where he entered private practice. In addition, Murphy served as prosecuting attorney of Huron County, city attorney of Harbor Beach, and member of the Democratic State Central Committee. He and his wife Mary Brennan Murphy were the parents of sons George, Harold, and Frank, and daughter Marguerite.
Collection Scope and Content Note
The Murphy collection consists mainly of correspondence between John and Mary Brennan Murphy and their children, mainly sons George, and Frank while they were serving in the military during World War I. Other materials relate to the Democratic Party in Michigan, especially the elections of 1886 and 1888.
This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.
- Elections -- Michigan -- 1886.
- Elections -- Michigan -- 1888.
- Harbor Beach (Mich.)
- Lawyers -- Michigan.
- Taxation -- Michigan.
- World War, 1914-1918.
- Democratic Party (Mich.)
- University of Michigan -- Law School.
- Murphy, Frank, 1890-1949.
- Murphy, George, 1897-1961.
- Murphy, Mary Brennan, -1924.