Obit: Murphy, Thomas A. (1863 - 1939)

Contact:  Audrey Roedl


----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 20 April 1939

Murphy, Thomas A. (7 JUN 1863 - 12 APR 1939)

Thomas A. Murphy, 75, a resident of Loyal for the past 49 years, died at 10:45 P. M. Wednesday, April 12th, at his home after a short illness. He had been sick since Good Friday.

A requiem high Mass was held Saturday morning at 9 o’clock at St. Anthony’s Church. The Rev. Aloys Zinthefer officiated. Interment was made in the St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery.

Members of the fire department, of which Mr. Murphy was a member acted as honorary pall bearers and took charge of the flowers. Serving as pall bearers were Leo Theisen, Al. Motl, Albert Davel, Fred Stutte, John Geiger, and Henry Vogel.

Among the out of town relatives who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hemmerich and family, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Murphy and family, Mr. and Mrs. John Daleidin, Mrs. M. Reardon, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Keller and family all of Milwaukee, Mrs. A. Eidenberger, Port Washington, Mrs. E. Leonhard, Mr. Fred Leonhard of Dorchester, Mr. and Mrs. N. Hindel, Dorchester, Mr. and Mrs.E. C. Leonhard and family of Waukesha, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Leonhard of Marshfield, Mrs. Mary Hardinger, Mr. and Mrs. John Hardinger, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hardinger, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Hardinger, Mr. Frank and Edward Hardinger, Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Brandt all of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs. John Fisher, Spencer, Mr. Louis Zinthefer, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Zinthefer, Miss Leona Zinthefer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zinthefer, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Zinthefer, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Zinthefer, Mrs. M. Yaeger and Mr. Frank Fleischman all of Marshfield.

Mr. Murphy was born in Theresa, Wis., June 7, 1863. He was married in St. Michael’s Catholic Church in Hewitt to Barbara Zinthefer in February 1891.

Shortly after his marriage Mr. and Mrs. Murphy came to Loyal where he worked for the same stave and heading mill for 30 years. After the mill closed he started a custom saw mill which he conducted for 14 years. He also operated a steam shovel in Milwaukee.

Mr. Murphy was a member of the Village Board for one term and also a member of the Loyal Fire Department since it was first organized, and also one of the original members of the Catholic Church.

Surviving besides his wife, who has been confined to a wheel chair for several years, are two sons William and Joseph Murphy, Loyal, two grandsons, three brothers, John, Matt and Ed. Murphy Milwaukee, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary Neil and Mrs. Catherine Viebrantz also of Milwaukee.



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