James Murphy Dies
James Murphy, who has the distinction of being the oldest resident of Walker precinct, Lincoln county, died at his home at the west edge of Farnam Tuesday night after an illness of several months.
He was born in 1884 and came to this country in 1885, where he has resided continuously since.
Funeral services will be held on Friday at 10 a. m. at the Catholic church in Farnam and will be conducted by Rev. Turk, pastor of the church.
Obituary next week.
The Farnam Press 3(40):1, Thursday, 24 June 1943
James B. Murphy, son [of] Bernard and Elizabeth Borckley Murphy, was born Jan. 21, 1874, in Salem, Dent Co., Mo. and died June 22, 1943, at Farnam.
Soon after birth his parents located in Crawford Co., Mo. where his farther [sic] was foreman of a blast furnace company. After four years residence there, owing to his mothers [sic] failing health, the family was forced to travel via the wagon route.
Nov. 15, 1885, he arrived in Lincoln County, Nebr., locating in Walker precinct. He was a continuous resident of the precinct, living on the same place 50 years. He filed homestead papers on a quarter of land and at the time of his death was the oldest resident in the precinct. Jim was an old time cattle man and had an interesting fund of knoledge [sic] of the development of the country.
He was in failing health since last November. Being of a rugged constitution he fought a good fight with the medical aid of Dr. Reeves, who pronounced his case leakage of the heart. Before his death he received the last sacraments of the Catholic church.
His funeral was Friday from the St Joseph church with Requiem high mass celebrated by Rev. Father Turek. His remains were laid to rest in the family lot three miles east of Ingham, there to await the call, “Come and receive your reward”. Pallbearers were Albert LaBounty, Clyde McElmoil, Henry Brouillette, George Guerin, Fred Rowland and Burr Parker.
CARD OF THANKS
To all who so genrouly [sic] extended their assistance and sympathy to me during the sickness, death and burrial [sic] of my brother, I am sincerely grateful, and hope when sorrow enters your home you will receive as much neighborly assistance as I received. I thank you.
John W. Murphy.
The Farnam Press 3(41):1, Thursday, 1 July 1943
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