Obit: Murphy, Edward L. (1915 - 1958)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Murphy, Lindsey, Meyer,
Bernack, Brown, Hauswirth, Horn, Erickson, Wallmuth, Bakken,
Bertelsen, Swartling, Olson, Waterman, Winn, Beeckler, Schultz,
Gallagher, Hemp, Allen, Mabie, Harcey
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) November 6, 1958
Murphy, Edward L. (20 October 1915 - 4
Funeral services for Edward L. Murphy,
former chairman of the Town of Dewhurst and former Neillsville
resident, have been tentatively set for Monday afternoon at 3 p.m.
from the Masonic Temple. Masonic services will be followed by
burial in the Neillsville City Cemetery.
Murphy, a resident of West Palm Beach,
Fla., for the last year, died at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday in Mound City,
Ill., near Cairo, as the result of a coronary occlusion. He
had been affected by a heart ailment for several years..
He was returning to his home in Florida
at the time of his death. About 19 days ago Murphy brought
his mother, Mrs. Minnie Murphy and his son, Robert, to Neillsville,
where they are now making their home. He left on the return
trip to Florida October 27.
Enroute last Thursday night, Murphy was
robbed in Mound City by two Negroes, who relieved him of his
pocketbook, cash and all credentials. Two men are being held there
on the robbery charge, according to word received here.
Murphy was awaiting the prosecution of
the men when he was stricken Tuesday. The cause of his death was
fixed by the coroner of the Illinois County.
Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Georgas of the Georgas
Funeral Home expected to leave today (Thursday) for Mound City to
return the body here. They will be met there by Mrs. Murphy, who
will arrive there from Florida at noon.
The body is expected to lie in state at
the Georgas Funeral Home from Sunday until Monday noon, when it
will be removed to the Masonic Temple for the services.
Edward L. Murphy was born October 20,
1915, in Neillsville, the son of the late W. L. Murphy and Mrs.
Louise (Meyer) Murphy. He received his education in the local
schools and was graduated from Neillsville High School.
He farmed in the townships of Dewhurst,
Pine Valley and York and owned and operated a tavern in the Town of
Dewhurst for several years. He also served that township as
its representative on the county board of supervisors, succeeding
his father in that position.
In 1935, he was married to Miss Marion
Bernack of La Crosse, who survives. Other survivors are the
son, Robert, and his mother.
He was a member of the Consistory at Eau
Claire, and of the Masonic Lodge, No. 163 F. & A. M., of
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) November 13, 1958
Masonic services for Edward L. Murphy,
43, former Town of Dewhurst and Neillsville resident, were held
Monday afternoon from the Masonic Temple. Burial was made in
the Neillsville City Cemetery.
The Rev. Frank B. Harcey, pastor of the
United Church of Christ, was assisted by Milo R. Mabie of the
Neillsville Lodge, No. 163, F. & A. M.
Pallbearers were: William Gallagher,
Walter Brown, Warren Hemp, Dale Schultz, Marvin Hemp and W. H.
People from away who attended were: Mrs. Marian Murphy, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Lawrence Brown, Miss Marilyn Brown, Mrs. William Hauswirth, and Mrs. Herman Horn, La Crosse; Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Erickson, Mr. and Mrs. George Wallmuth, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Wallmuth, Merrillan; Mr. and Mrs. Arne Bakken and Mrs. L. G. Bertelsen, Black River Falls; Bernice Swartling, Merrillan; Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Olson, Greenwood; Clark Waterman, F. E. Winn and Mrs. Ben H. Beeckler, Granton; and Mr. and Mrs. Phillip Schultz, Merrillan.
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