Tuesday, August 5, 2008

John P. Murphy (1878-1950)

John P. Murphy was the older brother of my great-grandmother Anna (Murphy) Golden. This obituary was published in the Montana Standard on November 24, 1950.

Here is the text of the above article: John P. Murphy Dies Suddenly. John P. Murphy, 71, operator in the electrical department of the Anaconda Copper Mining company in Great Falls, died suddenly Thursday afternoon while at work. Cause of his death was attributed to a heart attack. Mr. Murphy was a former resident of Anaconda. Surviving relatives include four brothers, Henry, Tom and Con Murphy of Anaconda and Will Murphy of Seattle, Wash; two daughters, Mrs. John Bogdden of Great Falls and Mrs. Ray Campbell of Anaconda; three sisters, Mrs. John Golden and Miss Margaret Murphy of Butte, and Mrs. Mary Weist of Anaconda, and nine grandchildren. Funeral services and burial will be Monday in Great Falls.


  1. Enlargement didn't work for me.

  2. Michelle, i was just checking out your blog...it is just wonderful. you have put sooo much time and effort into this. I would love to make one...wouldn't be anything like yours..do you include living people too or just the ones that have passed.
    anyway as i was looking at this article about john p. murphy....i have a little story to tell you. my little ole neighbor Kitsy (catherine)is from ireland but her father was born in anaconda, montana in 1908. the family came over to be with other family members to work in the mines. kitsy's grandfather got sick and kitsy's family had to move back to ireland to take care of the family. She still has family that lives in anaconda. I just thought it was such a small world after all. Love your work.
    barbara badigian