Joseph Alfred Murphy and Maggie Mae Hendryx Murphy
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Joseph Albert Murphy was born on 17 Sep 1873 in Culleoka, Maury, TN. He died on 27 May 1946 in Spur, Dickens, TX and was buried on 29 May 1946 in Spur, Dickens, TX. Joseph married Maggie Mae Hendrix on 5 Dec 1905 in Hubbard Hill, TX.

Maggie Mae Hendrix was born on 19 Aug 1887 in Oklahoma territory. She died on 23 Sep 1968 in Lubbock, TX and was buried on 25 Sep 1968 in Spur, Dickens, TX.

George said in 1927, his mother had sinus surgery in Lubbock Tx. From Spur, he rode 5 hours to see her on the running board of a Model T Ford. 1946-1947, Maggie cooked for the Girard Texas High School, she had to carry water up stairs. She was hit by lighting in her home.

Al & Granny lived at Mt Calm in Hill Co Tx, near Hubbard City. This progressive town of 1200 inhabitants is on the main line of the Cotton Belt, it being one of the most important trading points of Hill Co. It had nine gins & served as a trade center for the area.

They had the following children:

  1. F — Allene Murphy was born on 27 May 1911 and died on 29 Jul 1995.
  2. F — Annie Mae Murphy was born on 25 Apr 1927.
  3. M — George Murphy was born on 5 Jul 1920 and died on 22 Mar 1979.
  4. M — Joseph Herald Murphy was born on 5 Sep 1908 and died on 21 Sep 1968.
  5. M — William Arch Murphy was born on 18 Sep 1917 and died on 16 Feb 1993.
  6. F — Vadabelle Murphy was born on 24 Oct 1922 and died on 21 Sep 1990.
  7. M — Pike Calvin Murphy was born on 31 Oct 1932.
  8. M — Lawrence Wilson Murphy was born on 6 Sep 1913.
  9. F — Minnie Pearl Murphy was born on 9 Oct 1906 and died on 27 Jun 1994.

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Additional Information & Documentation

Website: Contains Death Notice, Marriage Certificate, Funeral Notices and family genealogy.
Census: 22 Apr 1910 Hill Co Tx; Al & Maggie with children: Pearl & Joe
Census: 23 Mar 1920 Dickens Co Tx: North of Spur, JP # 5; Prec #3, including Spur Town; Joseph states he is a Farmer & owns his farm, free & clear
Residence: 1921 thru 1935 Spur Dickens Co Tx Tax Roll; Al " Family. They may have moved from Espuela to Girard abt 1933
Tax Roll: Spur Dickens Co Tx 1920: Owned three places, Abst #´s 1143 & 165
Residence: 1939 Girard Kent Co Tx; Al first appeared on Tax Roll
Maggie´s Death Certificate
Joseph´s Death Certificate


Maggie Murphy Joseph and Maggie Murphy


Funeral services were held for Joseph Albert Murphy, 72, at the Presbyterian church in Spur, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o´clock with Rev. Raymond Van Zandt, pastor of the First Methodist church officiating.

Mr. Murphy died May 7, after being a resident of Dickens and Kent counties for 29 years. He was born September 17, 1872, in Murry County, TN, coming to Texas as a young man and settling in Hill county.

He was married to Miss Maggie Mae Hendricks, December 3, 1905, nine children being born to this union, four boys and five girls.

He was a member of the Presbyterian church.

Surviving are his wife, Mrs.J. A.Murphy and children, Mrs. E. E. Hendricks, Levelland, Joe H. Murphy, Levelland, Mrs. M.A. Dillahunty, Lubbock, Laurence Murphy, Eunice, NM, Willie A. Murphy, Los Angeles, CA; George S. Murphy, U.S. Army, now stationed in Korea, Mrs. Bob Fletcher, Spur, Annie Mae Murphy, Girard, and Pike C. Murphy, Girard. Seven grandchildren also survive.

Interment was in the Spur Cemetery with Plains Funeral Home of Lubbock in charge.

©The Texas Spur, May 30, 1946

Maggie Murphy Services will be held at 2 p.m. today for Mrs. J.A. Murphy, 81, of 2108 Ave. M in Lubbock. She died Monday morning at Ray´s Hospitality Home. She was born in Oklahoma Territory in 1887. She moved to Spur in 1916 and to Lubbock in June 1967. Her husband died in 1946.

Services will be held in Girard Baptist Church with the Rev. Bob Porterfield officiating, assisted by the Rev. Billy Burke. Burial will be in Spur Cemetery under the direction of Campbell Funeral Home in Spur.

Survivors include four sons, Pike and George of Fot Worth, Bill of Freeport and Lawrence of Bakersfield; four daughters, Mrs. Allene Dillahunty and Mrs. Ted Forgason of LUbbock, Mrs. Bob Fletcher of Fort Worth, and Mrs. Emmett Hairgrove of Corpus Christi; 12 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren, and three great great grandchildren. Another son Joe, of Freeport, died Saturday in Freeport.

©Lubbock Avalanche Journal, September 25, 1968
Submitted by Mark Murphy

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