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William Henry Murphy (1843 - 1920)

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William Henry Murphy
Born in Nepean Twp, Canada Westmap
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[spouse(s) unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Woodroffe, Ontariomap
Profile last modified | Created 9 Apr 2013
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William Henry /Murphy/
Name: William Henry


Bellevue Cemetery, Aylmer, Quebec


28 JAN 1844
Christs Church,Nepean Twp, Canada West

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  • Source: S0001 Title: Ottawa Citizen, The Publication: Name: periodical; Note: #N0355 Data Changed: Date: 8 APR 2013 Time: 09:25:13

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  • Source: S0007 Title: 1901 Census of Canada Publication: Name: National Archives of Canada; Note: #N0361 Data Changed: Date: 8 APR 2013 Time: 09:25:11

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  • Source: S0009 Title: 1881 Census of Canada - CDROM Author: Statistics Canada - Government of Canada Publication: Name: Church of Latter Day Saints, The; Repository: #R0003 Call Number: R929.371383 Cen 1891 Media: Book Note: #N0363 Data Changed: Date: 8 APR 2013 Time: 09:25:11
  • Repository: R0003 Name: Library of Michael Ross Murphy Address: 16 Hemmingwood WayOttawa Ontario Canada / K2G 5Z2 / (613) 727-1739 Address 1: 16 Hemmingwood WayOttawa Ontario Canada / K2G 5Z2 / (613) 727-1739 E-Mail Address: N

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  • Source: S0014 Title: Registers of Christ Church, Bytown Repository: #R0005 Note: #N0368 Data Changed: Date: 8 APR 2013 Time: 09:25:10
  • Repository: R0005 Name: Diocese of Ottawa Archives Address: 439A Queen StreetOttawa, Ontario / (613) 232-7124 x234 Address 1: 439A Queen StreetOttawa, Ontario / (613) 232-7124 x234 E-Mail Address: N

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  • Source: S0016 Title: 1891 Census of Nepean Author: Statistics Canada Publication: Name: 1988 Concordance (Nepean History Project); Repository: #R0002 Call Number: 929.371383 Cen 1891 Media: Book Note: #N0370 Data Changed: Date: 8 APR 2013 Time: 09:25:10
  • Repository: R0002 Name: Ottawa Public Library [ Centrepointe Branch ] Address: 101 Centrepointe DrOttawa Ontario Canada Address 1: 101 Centrepointe DrOttawa Ontario Canada E-Mail Address: N

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  • Source: S0044 Title: 1861 Federal Census of Canada Note: #N0398 Data Changed: Date: 8 APR 2013 Time: 09:25:11

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  1. Source: #S0001 Page: Ottawa Citizen, December 4th, 1920, Page 4 Data: Text: Late Wm. Henry Murphy. CONT There passed away last evening at Britannia, following an attack of pneumonia, one of the pioneers of the community in the person of William Henry Murphy, in his 78th year. Born in Bytown in 1843, the late Mr. Murphy spent his boyhood here, obtaining whatever educational facilities were to be secured in the schools of that day, and early in life entering into lumbering operations with his father, the late Matthew Murphy, in Ottawa County. When this venture proved unsuccessful, he entered the employ of the Bronson and Weston firm in 1865, and later was with the Conroy estate for a number of years. CONT For about ten years he held a responsible position in the construction work of the Canadian Pacific Railway, relinquishing it to engage in business in Britannia, from which he retired about five years ago, owing to failing health. The late Mr. Murphy was married in 1867 to Mary Jane Ramsay, of Aylmer, who survives him, together with two sons, Edward E., and John Albert, contractors, of Ottawa, and three daughters, Mrs. John E. Starr, of Saginaw, Mich.; Miss Elizabeth, at home, and Mrs. J.E. Hodgins, 1068 Bronson Avenue. The eldest son, William Henry, died 7 years ago. Mr. Murphy was the eldest of seven children, of whom only two brothers survive, Mr. James C. Murphy, of Woodroffe, and John A., of the Government Printing Bureau. In religion Mr. Murphy was a Methodist, and he will be missed by many friends attending the Britannia Hill church. CONT The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon at two o’clock. Interment will be made in Bellevue Cemetery, Aylmer Road. CONT
  2. Source: #S0007 Page: Carleton District 52; Subdist E-7, Page 2, line 39 Data: Text: Occupation: "Carpenter" CONT Religion: Methodist CONT Address: 12 West Main street, Concession 1 Ottawa Front CONT Note: #H00064
  3. Source: #S0009 Page: FHL Film 1375867 NAC C-13231 Dist 108 SubDist A Div 2 Page 18 Family 86 Data: Text: Name: Wm. H. MURPHY CONT Gender: M CONT Marital: M CONT Age: 37 CONT Origin: Irish CONT Birthplace: Ontario CONT Occupation: Laborer CONT Religion: Wesleyan Methodist CONT Note: #H00065
  4. Source: #S0044 Page: Page 62, Family Number 372 Data: Text: Name: MURPHY, WILLIAM H CONT Gender> Male CONT Age: 16 CONT Place of Birth: "ONTARIO" CONT Religion: "CHURCH OF ENGLAND" CONT Attending school: "NO" CONT
  5. Source: #S0014 Page: Register 29, Page 188 Data: Text: MURPHY Baptised CONT This Twenty-eighth day of January One thousand Eight hundred and forty four William Henry Son of Matthew and Elizabeth Catherine Murphy of Nepean was baptised by me. CONT S.S. Strong Minister of Christschurch Bytown CONT Sponsors: Jane Bruth CONT Henry Murphy CONT E? Fallin CONT
  6. Source: #S0016 Page: 62 Data: Text: FAMILY: 156 CONT INDIVIDUAL RECORD: 2329 CONT NAME: MURPHY, WILLIAM CONT Household Position: Head CONT Sex: M CONT AGE: 48 CONT Marital Status: Married CONT Birthplace:ON CONT Religion: Methodist CONT JOB Code: 207 CONT F: 0 CONT Reads: Y CONT Writes: Y CONT House: Woodframe CONT Stories 1.5 CONT NR: 10 CONT PL: P CONT LO>20 CONT CN>1 CONT FR>O CONT Father Born: Ireland CONT Mother Born: Quebec CONT E: W CONT NE: 0 CONT Note: #H00066
  7. Source: #S0005 Page: Data: Text: Dwelling=239 CONT Family=243 CONT Name=Murphy, Henry CONT Location=Nepean CONT Sex=M CONT Marital Status=M CONT Relationship=Head CONT Date of Birth=Nov 1844 CONT Age at last birthday=67 CONT Place of Birth=Canada O. CONT Origin=Irish CONT Nationality=Canadian CONT Religion=Methodist CONT Occupation=Ice Dealer CONT Reads=Yes CONT Writes=Yes CONT Language Normally Spoken=English CONT Note: #H00067


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