Bio: Murphy, Jeremiah (1914)

Surnames:; Murphy, O’Neil, Cleveland, McCarthy 

----Source: History of Eau Claire County, Wisconsin (1914) page 804 

Jeremiah Murphy, the son of Daniel and Margaret (O'Neil) Murphy, was born in Rochester, New York, November 1, 1839, of Irish ancestors. He came to Eau Claire in 1860 and engaged in farming, which occupation he followed until the breaking out of the civil war. He enlisted in 1861 in Company B, 6th Wisconsin volunteer infantry, and served four years and one month, receiving an honorable discharge June 10, 1864. After being mustered out, he returned to Eau Claire and resumed his farming operations, which he continued for two years. He then moved to Eau Claire and for nine years until 1875, followed the occupation of millwright. He next worked as a machinist in a machine shop for some time. He was one of the first to be appointed as mail carrier of Eau Claire under the Cleveland administration, and performed his duties in that capacity for four years, after which he engaged in business on his own hook, opening a shop for doing all kinds of repair work. 

Mr. Murphy is a charter member of the Grand Army of the Republic of Eau Claire, and is a devoted member of St. Patrick's Church. He married, in 1872, Miss Ellen M. McCarthy, daughter of Dennis McCarthy, of Eau Claire, and they have two children — Margaret E. and Edward D., the latter lives at home and has taken over his father's business, which he is now (1914) carrying on.




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