Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography (Orange)

Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy

Honor Code Signatory
Signed 21 Feb 2014 | 93,418 contributions | 4,423 thank-yous | 5,132 connections
Communication Preferences: I am interested in communicating private message with cousins and anyone else with an interest in genealogy. My family tree is here on WikiTree but it's private.
Lisa R. Murphy formerly Kelsey aka Ford Dunavan
Born 1970s.
Problems/Questions Profile manager: Lisa Murphy private message [send private message]
Profile last modified | Created 3 Apr 2014
This page has been accessed 16,222 times.

Biography

Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy was a RAWKER in the We Will RAWK You Event.
This profile is part of the Kelsey Name Study.
This profile is part of the Murphy Name Study.
This profile is part of the Dunavan Name Study.
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy is a member of the Niemeyer Name Study Project.
Cemeterist Project Affiliate
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy is a Cemeterist Project affiliate.
GEDImprove
Lisa helped improve some profiles in the GEDI Challenge.
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy is a Project Member of Military and War Project.

Melissa Rose Kelsey was born on 12 Mar 1970 in Great Falls, Cascade, Montana to Frank Ernest Kelsey (1945 - 2022) and Connie Marie (Bise) Ford (1950 - living).

Her sister was:

  1. Unlisted Kelsey (1973 - living) born to Frank Ernest Kelsey(1945 - 2022) and Barbara Lynne Fluaitt.

She got two brothers when Frank Ernest Kelsey married Barbara. They were from her marriage to Hines.

  1. Unlisted Hines
  2. Unlisted Hines


Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy was adopted 1986
Location: Great Falls, Cascade Montana
Adoptive Parents Biological Parents
Father: Wayne W Ford Father: Frank E Kelsey
Mother: N/A Mother: Connie Marie Bise

She was adopted by Wayne Ford.[1][2][3]

She began dating Mark Edward Dunavan in Feb 1996. They moved from Great Falls, Cascade, Montana to Oregon in 1988. She (19) married Mark Edward Dunavan (27) (1961 - 2021) on 1 Apr 1989 in Gresham, Multnomah, Oregon.[4][5][6]

They moved to Kansas, and in Sept 1991, she became pregnant with Alicia. In Nov, she went to Ohio to help her friend from High School, Tracy. She decided that if she was unhappy, as she was with Mark, the baby would not be happy. She told him she was not coming back and moved to Salem, Oregon.

Their daughter was:

  1. Alicia Gayle Dunavan (1992 - living).

She met Robert John Murphy the first part of May 1992. She had him come over to her apartment for dinner to thank him for helping move a bed. He pretty much stayed. She (24) married Robert John Murphy (33) (1960 - living) on 10 Jul 1994 in Silver Falls, Silverton, , Marion, Oregon.[7]

Their children were:

  1. Nicolas Brandon Murphy (1994 - living)
  2. Unlisted Murphy (1995 - living).

She also gained a son that Robert had from a previous relationship. He was the child of Robert John Murphy and Unlisted Slaterus. This child was: Unlisted Murphy(1981 - living)

She took the three kids, that were living with her, and ran from a very bad situation in Jul 2005. After that she taught her children how a lady should be treated and how a man should behave.

Schools:

  1. Great Falls public Elementary Schools Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, USA
  2. West Junior High, North Junior High, Paris Gibson Junior High Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, USA
  3. Junior High Fairfield, Montana, USA
  4. Great Falls High School Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, USA[8]
  5. Utah State Community College Orem, Utah, USA
  6. Provo Community College Provo, Utah, USA
  7. University of Phoenix Online
  8. American Intercontinental University

Half way through dual Masters degrees, she could no longer ignore her worsening health and had to quit college. The two degrees she was unable to finish were:

  1. Masters of Accounting
  2. Masters of Business Management

In the middle of Jun 2013, all three kids were accepted to attend Spokane Falls Community College. This meant relocation. On 1 Jan 2014, they left their apartment in Oregon and moved to a house in Spokane, Spokane, Washington.

As of 15 Sep 2023, three of the kids have made her a Nanny (grandmother) to a total of nine grandbabies.

  1. Unlisted Murphy and
  2. Unlisted Murphy to one.
  1. Unlisted Murphy
  2. Unlisted Murphy and
  3. Unlisted Murphy to the second

And:

  1. Unlisted
  2. Unlisted Murphy
  3. Unlisted Murphy and
  4. Unlisted Murphy from the youngest

Compact Surname List Click on Surname to view EKA - Earliest Known Ancestor

Amerman (Ammerman, Jansz) , Anderson

Beavers, Bise, Bise, Brott, Brown, Buchanan

Carolus, Carter, Collier, Commerer, Cruey

Feighner, Francis

Gillett, Gruver

Hacker, Hagen, Hart, Hill, Hollis, Holton, Horning, Huckaby

Jasper, Jumper

Kelley, Kelsey, Kuhn (Cuhn, Cuness)

Lamb, Lawrence, Lee (Thrower)

Maloyed, Manser (Mansur) , Martin Pugh

Reed, Remaly, Reynolds, Riddle (Buss)

Sage (Le Sage) , Severe (Sevier) , Shay, Stewart

Thompson, Tryon

Wagner, Walterhouse, Wheeler, Winchell

Heritage:

Lisa is proud of her Melungeon heritage.
Danish Roots
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy has Danish ancestors
Finland
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy has Finnish ancestors.
Norwegian Roots
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy has Norwegian ancestors
Swedish Roots
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy has Swedish ancestors
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy has German Roots.
Scottish flag
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy has Scottish Ancestors.
English flag
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy has English ancestors.


Wikitree Accomplishments/Activities:

2014 Feb: Joined Wikitree

2018

52 Ancestors - 2018

2019

Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy participated with Legacy Heirs' during the 2019 Scan-a-Thon, scanning and uploading ' items to profiles.

scan_a_thon_2019.gif

Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy is participating with Legacy Heirs during the 2019 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 563 suggestions.
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy participated with Legacy Heirs during the Jul 2019 Connect-a-Thon, and added [nnn] connections.
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy participated with Legacy Heirs during the 2019 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to some previously unsourced profiles.

2020 Template:Thon

Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy participated with Legacy Heirs during the 2020 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 563 suggestions.
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy participated with Legacy Heirs during the Jul 2020 Connect-a-Thon, and added [nnn] connections.
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy participated with Legacy Heirs during the 2022 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to some previously unsourced profiles.

2021 Template:Thon

Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy participated with Legacy Heirs during the 2021 Clean-a-Thon, correcting 563 suggestions.
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy participated with Legacy Heirs during the Jul 2021 Connect-a-Thon, and added [nnn] connections.
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy participated with Legacy Heirs during the 2021 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to some previously unsourced profiles.


2022

Lisa is a volunteer with the 1950 Census Indexers Group.
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy participated with Legacy Heirs during the Jan 2022 Connect-a-Thon, and added [nnn] connections.
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy participated with Legacy Heirs during the Apr 2022 Connect-a-Thon, and added [nnn] connections.
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy participated with Legacy Heirs during the Jul 2022 Connect-a-Thon, and added [nnn] connections.
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy participated with Legacy Heirs during the 2022 Source-a-Thon, adding sources to some previously unsourced profiles.

2023

US Black Heritage PATH Graduate
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy is a graduate of the USBH Profile Improvement Track on the PATH.
Lisa was featured in a Meet Our Members Post on the G2G Forum!
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy Participated in the 2023 US Black Heritage Project Connecting Challenge.
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy participated with Legacy Heirs during the Jan 2023 Connect-a-Thon, and added [nnn] connections.
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy participated with Legacy Heirs during the Apr 2023 Connect-a-Thon, and added [nnn] connections.
Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy participated with Legacy Heirs during the Jul 2023 Connect-a-Thon, and added [nnn] connections.

129.png.pagespeed.ce.J5FoyZhy-s.png


Sources

  1. Birth: "Montana, U.S., Birth Records, 1897-1988"
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services; Helena, Montana; Montana, Birth Records, 1919-1986
    Ancestry Record 61591 #980885 (accessed 15 September 2023)
    Melissa Rose Ford born on 12 Mar 1970, daughter of Wayne Warren Ford & Connie Marie Ford, in Great Falls, Cascade, Montana, USA.
  2. Birth: "Montana, U.S., Birth Index, 1870-1986"
    Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services; Helena, Montana; Montana, Birth Index, 1920-1986; Certificate Number: 125-7007-01819
    Ancestry Record 61471 #636190 (accessed 15 September 2023)
    Melissa Rose Ford born on 12 Mar 1970 in Montana, USA.
  3. Obituary of father Wayne W Ford: "U.S., Newspapers.com™ Obituary Index, 1800s-current"
    Great Falls Tribune; Publication Date: 30 Nov 2012; Publication Place: Great Falls, Montana, USA; URL: https://www.newspapers.com/image/127239447/?article=9ed8d8c4-6ff4-4235-ac9c-dda701ef1a6d&focus=0.18688288,0.049459424,0.34152022,0.36257997&xid=3355
    Ancestry Record 61843 #687715717 (accessed 15 September 2023)
    Name: Lisa Murphy [Lisa Ford]; Gender: Female; Newspaper Title: Great Falls Tribune; Father: Wayne W. Ford.
  4. Marriage: "Oregon, U.S., Marriage Indexes, 1906-2009"
    Oregon State Library; Salem, Oregon; Reel: 1-10
    Ancestry Record 5193 #902232337 (accessed 15 September 2023)
    Melissa Ford marriage to Mark Dunavan on 1 Apr 1989 in Multnomah, Oregon, USA.
  5. Oregon, Marriage Indexes, 1906-2009
  6. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2
  7. Marriage: "U.S., Newspapers.com™ Marriage Index, 1800s-current"
    Statesman Journal; Publication Date: 6/ Jul/ 1994; Publication Place: Salem, Oregon, USA; URL: https://www.newspapers.com/image/200336119/?article=9a1f5acd-8307-4347-b610-4dae3e9c028e/59f99893-6b4d-4e0d-a809-5f8f89c861fb&focus=0.6704568,0.73347086,0.8303942,0.9215196&xid=3398
    Ancestry Record 62116 #296288641 (accessed 27 April 2023)
    Melissa Rose Dunavan (24) marriage to Robert John Murphy in about 1994.
  8. U.S, School Yearbooks, 1900-1990

Only the Trusted List can access the following:
  • Lisa's formal name
  • full middle name (R.)
  • e-mail address
  • exact birthdate
  • birth location
  • personal memories about Lisa (1)
  • images (9)
  • family tree
  • father's name
  • mother's name
  • siblings' names
  • children's names (3)
  • spouse's name and marriage information
  • autosomal DNA test connections
For access to Lisa Murphy's full information you must be on Lisa's Trusted List. Please login.


Comments: 256

Leave a message for others who see this profile. If you prefer to keep it private, send a private message to the profile manager. private message
There are no comments yet.
Login to post a comment.
Lisa, you are the best. We couldn't do these thons with you!
posted by Maggie N.
Thank you so much!!! You do not know how much I needed to hear that.
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Thank you for participating in the December 2023 USBH Connecting Challenge and helping us create 6214 profiles. We created a total of 46,036 profiles for the year. We met our 2023 goal of 250k profiles and finished out the year with 168,195!

You can see your personal 2023 total and your all time 2021-2023 total on the 2023 tab here: our tracking spreadsheet.

Hi Lisa,

I'm ready for the Thons. Keep me posted. I would like to have the Sourcer/Searcher app. info. Thanks, Hal

posted by Hal Smith Sr.
I sent you a message hun and want you to know I am so thankful that you are a Legacy Heir.
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Hi Lisa,

Thank you for all the work that you have done for the Scotland Project. As you have not responded to our recent check in messages I presume that you wish to leave the project.

If you'd like to re-join us in the future, you can do so by replying to our current G2G Welcome post which is linked from the project page at https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Scotland

All the best Sheena

Hi Lisa, thank you for pointing out a few I missed! Yay! Btw, when is our next challenge?
posted by Maggie N.
The next thon is in January (19 th - 22 nd). I am looking forward to seeing you for it!
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Wow. You just got your 5000 cc7 badge! Way to go (-
posted by Maggie N.
I am working steadily on my goal of the 2000 cc7 badge by New Year's Eve (-:
posted by Maggie N.
Lisa, do completely new Profiles that have not been added before count.
posted by Hal Smith Sr.
This one does not have you create profiles. You can before hand but all profiles you work on have to be on the tree before the thon starts.

When it is time to start and you go to work on the thon, you go to the profiles that have 0 sources or the ones they have are not solid ones. Then you add sources to the profile that was on the tree, so it is documented better. Then move to another one on the tree and add sources to it. Continue that as much as you can.

posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Hello Lisa,

You mentioned something about me working from a specific area. Can you let me know what that is? Do sources have to be from specific areas or can they be random? Thanks, Hal

posted by Hal Smith Sr.
Hi hun,

It is easy to find them if you go to the "Find" link at the top and follow that drop down menu to where it says "unsourced profiles". That link will take you to a list of unsourced Profiles that need help. If you do not want to do it that way, you can work anywhere on the tree you would like. As long as it is completely unsourced or the ones already on there are not strong sources. I hope that helps, if not feel free to message again.

posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Hi Lisa,

It is once again time for our annual Scotland Project check-in. Please respond within the next three weeks to let us know:

•If you would like to continue as a project member •If you are happy with your current teams or would you like to join a different team •How much time per month (on average) you spend working on Scottish profiles •Anything you’d like the Scotland Project to do more of in the future

You can respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within the next three weeks we’ll assume your interests have changed or you are no longer able to participate in the Scotland Project at this time, and your badge will be removed. If your circumstances change later you will be welcome to reapply for membership.

On behalf of the Scotland Project, I would like to thank you for your commitment to the project's goals. Every single contribution you make helps improve Scottish profiles!

Sheena - Scotland Project Membership Coordinator

Lisa, you are one of my favorite Wikitree people with your big heart! Thanks for leading Legacy Heirs. It's so much fun with you.
posted by Maggie N.
Hi Lisa,

I messed up. Have added over a hundred Profiles but none related to me. Have a little time left tonight so will try to add a few relatives. Hal

posted by Hal Smith Sr.
Great Job on the Connect-a-thon Captain! You make a great Captain and Contrbutor Babe. Always a pleasure to serve on your team and will see you again, the Good Lord willing!
posted by Ron Floyd
Lisa,

Thank you for contributing to the January 2022 Sourcerers Challenge! As you know, every source added to an unsourced profile improves our One Tree. Thank you for taking time from your own family history to help others.

Nan, WT Appreciation Team

posted by Nan (Lambert) Starjak
Lisa, thanks so much for everything you do for the thons! HUGS Maggie
posted by Maggie N.
NEW PILOT- Lisa , WOW! and WOW! and our Legacy Heirs are really cooking today, yes?
posted by Maggie N.
Yes, yes they are!!! I am so blessed to be on that team. We have such amazing people. Thank you for everything hun.
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Awesome time!😀 Legacy Heirs were great in this thon!
posted by Maggie N.
Hi Lisa ~ Just noticed that your Bess Riddle married one of my Fougerons! Lisa Murphy is 14 Degrees from Maggie N.
posted by Maggie N.
That is awesome!! Hopefully we will find the blood link soon. Hope you are doing well.
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Hi, Lisa!

Thank you for your participation in October 2020’s Source-a-thon. Your contributions helped us to clear over 57,000 profiles that needed sourcing. This makes our Shared Tree all that much better.

Keep up the great work!

Pippin Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello, Lisa!

Thanks for all the work you accomplished during our Connect-A-Thon 2020. It is amazing how many more profiles were created and added to our Shared Tree. You have every right to be pleased with your efforts!

Kind regards,

Pippin Sheppard ~ WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
So glad you are here. It wouldn't be the same without you (-:
posted by Maggie N.
Thank you hun, I really kinda needed that today.
posted by Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy
Hi Lisa ~ Don't know if you lost the internet where you are or if you have been sick but joining in to help you co-lead the Legacy Heirs for Connect-A-Thon. It wouldn't be here without your sweet personality (-: :

https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1054824/legacy-heirs-2020-connect-a-thon-g2g-chat-page

posted by Maggie N.
Hi there, Lisa!

Thanks so very much for your participation in the spring Clean-a-thon! Every suggestion you cleared (over 100!) made our Tree that much better. The WikiTree community appreciates YOU!

Pip Sheppard WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hi dear Lisa, once again you are amazing. I'm on your team! It looks like from the G2G thread, there's a link to our group but nothing up yet or is that a placeholder? Let me know if that needs help.

https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Clean-A-Thon_2019_Legacy_Heirs

posted by Maggie N.
I added Category: Challenges Teams to it. See you soon.
posted by Maggie N.
I fixed the link to it now. We are good now
posted by Maggie N.
Lisa, thanks for message about Scan-a-thon. I usually don't do that thon. Merry Christmas.
posted by Maggie N.
Lisa, per your request, I've removed the Native Americans project badge. We'll welcome you back whenever you're ready. May 2020 be a great year for you.
posted by Jillaine Smith
Sorry I wasn't able to do much on source-a-thon, my weekend schedule was one of the busiest )-:
posted by Maggie N.
Thank you for the information and links, Lisa. I am happy to be part of the Legacy Heirs Team for this 2019 Source A Thon.
posted by Chet Snow
I am on Legacy Heirs again, Lisa. You can count on me (-:
posted by Maggie N.

Rejected matches ›