Obit: Murphy, Thomas W. (1892 - 1951)


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Surnames: Murphy, Roth


----Source: Loyal Tribune (Loyal, Clark Co., Wis.)   03/29/1951


Murphy, Thomas W. (22 MAY 1892 - 18 MAR 1951)


Funeral services for Thomas William Murphy, 58, Loyal (Clark Co., Wis.), were held Wednesday morning, March 21, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church with the Rev. Norbert King officiating.  Mr. Murphy was found dead Sunday morning, March 18, 1951, death having been caused by a heart ailment.  Burial was made in the Catholic cemetery.


Pallbearers were Perry Volk, Jesse Raab, Leo Meyer, Vern Kauffman, Henry Boe, and Claude Catlin, all Legionnaires.


Honorary pallbearers were Frank Degenhardt, Max Langfeldt, Raphael Haas, Lawrence Davel, Peter Brecht, and Ed Kreuser.


The escort, firing squad, and color guard were members of the American Legion, Loyal Post No. 175.  Byron Zepplin is post commander.  Howard Sturtz sounded taps at the ceremony.


Out of town people at the services included Cpl. Lawrence P. Murphy, Ft. Dix, N.J.; Mr. and Mrs. Joseph R. Murphy, Durand; Mr. and Mrs. P. J> Murphy, Mrs. George Hemmrick, and Mrs. John Daledein, Milwaukee; Mrs. Arnold Zinthefer, Fred Leonhard, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hardinger, George Hardinger, Mrs. August Brandt, Mr. and Mrs. John P. Fischer, Mrs. Chas. Zinthefer and family, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Leonhard, Mrs. Norbert Rhodes, Mrs. Alex Loos, M. and Mrs. William Loos, and Mr. and Mrs. Ed Hardinger, Marshfield; and Mr. and Mrs. George Roth Jr., Unity.


Mr. Murphy was born at Loyal, May 22, 1892, where he received his education.  He also attended Business College in Milwaukee.  His marriage to Isabel Roth took place at Loyal in 1923. He had been employed as clerk in various stores at Loyal and Farmington, Minn.  For two years he worked in the Farmers Store in Eau Claire and for six years in Spencer.  For the past year and a half, he had been employed at Witt’s Meat Market.


He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Anthony’s Church.  At a Rosary services held Tuesday evening several Knights of Columbus of Marshfield attended.  A member of the American Legion, Loyal Post 175, he was a Corporal in World War I.


He is survived by his wife, two sons, Cpl. Lawrence Murphy, Ft. Dix, N.J., and Cpl. Ambrose, Korea, and a brother, Joseph, Durand.



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