Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Mary (MILES) MURPHY of North Salem dies (1934)

[NOTE: Thank you to Karen Zach for sharing this obituary]

source: Crawfordsville Journal-Review (Crawfordsville, Indiana) - issue of 22 March 1934 - page 11:

North Salem, March 22 - Mrs. Mary Miles Murphy, wife of Elbert M. Murphy, well known and highly respected woman of this community, passed away Tuesday night after an illness which began over two years ago, with a heart affliction. Her condition became critical only Sunday. Funeral services will be conducted in the Methodist Church at two o'clock Friday afternoon by Rev. Stanley Hall and interment will be at Fairview Cemetery. The body will lie in state from one o'clock until the funeral hour. Mrs. Murphy was the daughter of John Henry and Roseanna Miles and was born March 11, 1862 near Southport, where she spent her early life.

She was married to Mr. Murphy in 1884 and to this union was born one daughter, Gladys who died in infancy. She was a devoted member of the ME Church which she joined at Glenn's Valley in 1882 and faithfully performed her duties in the ME church here as long as her health permitted. Surviving with the husband are two sisters, Mrs. Roseanna Ballard of Westfield and Mrs. Etolia Strum of West Newton and two brothers, William Miles, of Louisville, Ky. and John H. Miles of Glenn's Valley.

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