Texas Obituaries - 1903 - D. J. Murphy

D.J. Murphy, an Oldtime Citizen Passes away after a long illness, D.J. Murphy passed away at the home of his daughter, Mrs. D.L. Knox, last Saturday afternoon the 23rd. Mr. Murphy located at Jacksboro in the early days and resided here for many years, but as the Panhandle country began to open up to settlement he and Mrs. Murphy moved into the Palo Duro country where he went into the cattle business. However, for a number of years they had resided at Clarendon where they had a beautiful home. Mr. and Mrs. Murphy came down last summer to visit their daughters, Mrs. D.L. Knox of this place and Mrs. W.A. Fant, of Weatherford. For some time Mr. Murphy had been in declining health, but he was taken severely ill last fall on his return from Weatherford, where he had been on a visit, and from this attack he never recovered, but gradually grew worse until he passed into that country from whence there is no return. The funeral services were held at the home of Mrs. Knox at 2:30 Sunday afternoon, being conducted by the Rev. Father St. Pedro, of the Catholic Church at Weatherford. The interment took place immediately afterward in Oakwood Cemetery. The two sons, Charles Murphy of Clarendon, and William Murphy of Sherman, and Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Fant and family of Weatherford were here. This family represents one of the old settlers who came here many years ago with the establishment of old Fort Richardson, in the sixties, and although they had not lived here for years they still had many friends who knew them in other days. Mr. Murphy leaves his wife, the two sons and two daughters already mentioned, all of whom have the sympathy of many friends in their bereavement.

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Source: The Jacksboro Gazette Thursday, April 16, 1903