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Murphy, Thomas Parish


Age: 21, credited to Roxbury, VT
Unit(s): 6th VT INF
Service: enl 8/14/61, m/i 10/15/61, CPL, Co. H, 6th VT INF, wdd, Lee's Mill, 4/16/62, wdd, Fredericksburg, 6/6/63, pr SGT, pr 1SGT, 7/10/63, reen 12/15/63, comn 2LT, Co. B, 5/15/64 (5/27/64), m/o 10/28/64

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Birth: 04/27/1840, Ireland
Death: 12/04/1915

Burial: Greenwood Cemetery, Newton, KS
Marker/Plot: Section 10, Lot 23
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Jane Colvin
Findagrave Memorial #: 13484652


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 5/20/1870; widow Sarah B., 9/18/1916, KS
Portrait?: Italo Collection, VHS Collections
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Living in Newton, KS since at least 1889


Great Grandfather of Kelly Murphy Whittaker, Minneapolis, MN

2nd Great Grandfather of Jane Colvin, Port St. John, FL

2nd Great Grandfather of Thomas Powers Murphy, Centerville, MA

2nd Great Grandfather of Richard Murphy, Flower Mound, TX

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Greenwood Cemetery, Newton, KS

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VHS - Reunion Society Collection


Ed Italo Collection

Biographical Sketch

Thomas Parish Murphy had a ranch in Halstead, KS. He came to America as an infant in 1840, fleeing the famine in Ireland. He was elected to two terms as a State Representative (1905-1907) and two terms as a State Senator (1907- 1909) in Kansas. Gained notoriety for battling the railroads for compensation for farmers and ranchers because their locomotives produced cinders that were starting prairie fires and destroying their livelihoods.

Courtesy of Richard Murphy.