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Cedar Valley Daily Times; May 27,1933
Death Removes Mrs. B. Murphy

Widow of Late Vinton Editor Dies in Illinois


A telegram received today by J.F.Traer announced the death at 10:40 this morning of Mrs. Bernard Murhpy, 84 years old, resident of Vinton for many years, which occurred at the home of her daughter, Mrs. H.B. Kelly of Oak Park, Ill. Mrs. Murphy, whose late husband was publisher and editor of the Vinton Eagle for forty-two years, had been in ill health for several years

The body will arrive here Monday on the 9:50 a.m. train following services Sunday at Oak Park. Burial will be from the train in Evergreen cemetery

Mrs. Murphy was an active member of the Presbyterian Church during the forty-four years she resided in Vinton, and was identified with the social life of the community until her removal from this city in 1920

Luella Baird was married to Bernard Murphy at Des Moines in 1874, coming to Vinton in 1876 from Traer. Mr. Murphy was connected with the Traer paper for two years after his marriage. In 1876 he became identified with the Vinton Eagle and continued to publish the paper until his death. Feb. 28,1918

Three of the four children born to Mr. and Mrs. Murphy are living: Mrs. Louise Kelly and Edward Murphy of Oak Park, Ill., and Mrs. Alfred Mullan of Waterloo. There are five grandchildren. A daughter, Marian, died in 1904.

{Submitter comment: I would love to locate the descendants of Luella ( BAIRD )& Bernard MURPHY , so we may exchange family tree information .}
Submitted on Oct 4, 2002 by
Brenda Baird Magee,

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