Texas Obituaries - 1895 - Mrs. Catherine Murphy

Died, at her late residence in Jacksboro, on Thursday morning, August the 24th, Mrs. Catherine Murphy, aged fifty-two years. The subject of this sketch was born in Ireland, and came to Texas from Massachusetts in 1877, residing for several years in Dallas, from where she came to Jacksboro with her husband and family in 1883. She had suffered for some months with a painful malady which, in spite of the best medical aid in Dallas and here, terminated fatally as stated, on last Thursday. The deceased was a kind mother and neighbor, and had been a lifelong member of the Catholic church, and to the surviving husband and boys the entire community extend their sympathy in the hour of their bereveavement. The remains were laid to rest in the cemetery on Friday morning. Mr. John Murphy, the oldest son who resides in Minco, Indian Territory, was the only one of the absent boys that was able to get home in time to attend the funeral. He returned to his home on Saturday, taking his little brother Joe with him.

Source: Jacksboro Gazzette Thursday evening July 25, 1895

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