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Julia Murphy Wilson
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Birth: Aug. 26, 1873
Death: Jun. 28, 1953

Rites Set Today For Mrs. Wilson

Mrs. Julia M. Wilson died this afternoon at one o'clock at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. R. W. Cowan, in Atlanta, after an illness of four years.

Mrs. Wilson was born in Haralson County, August 26, 1878, the daughter of the late Bailey M. Murphy and Clementine Sewell.

She was a member of the Jehovah Witnesses for 35 years.

Mrs. Wilson was preceded in death by her husband, R. E. Wilson, former sheriff of Floyd County, Oct. 21, 1926.

Survivors include one daughter, Mrs. Cowan; two sons, Lawrence W. and Joe B. Wilson, both of Atlanta; two brothers, D. M. Murphy, of Felton, and Joe Murphy of Buchanan; two sisters, Mrs. Dora Wilson, of Felton, and Mrs. Kitty Cauthen, of Buchanan. One grandchild and one great grandchild also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted this afternoon at 3 o'clock in the Chapel of Daniel & Son Funeral Home with the Rev. Alee S. Wright, of Atlanta, officiating. Interment will follow in Myrtle Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will include R. L. Kimsey, A. S. Ware, J. Wyatt Denton, J. D. Kidd, Donald M. Evans and Ralph Sturdivant.

Rome New-Tribune, Sunday, June 28, 1953. Transcribed as published.
Infor. below from: Old Southern Belle

I have read the obit you posted for Julia and I have a problem with some of the info in it. Julia was born "Aug 1873" not "1878". This is well documented with the 1880-1940 census. The census also shows she was a year older than her husband, not 4 years younger. Also if you look at the 1880 Haralson Co. Ga. census you will see that Julia was the daughter of Bailey M. Murphy and "MARTHA A." (Martha Amanda 'Manda' Sewell - married Oct. 5, 1871 in Haralson Co. as Marthey Sewell & Baley Murphey). Not Clementine Sewell. There was a Clementine Murphy born 1861 in the home of the Eller's in 1870 which would have been 11 years old when Julia was born, so she could not have been Julia's mother.

I have not found any referrence as to what the "C" stood for in Julia's middle name, but I suppose it could have been Clementine. Maybe that is where the confusion is in the names.

Because of the wrong birth year on the memorial, I searched for two days trying to find Julia so I could link her to her siblings memorials. I only found it when I found her husbands death certificate and it showed he was buried at Myrtle Hill. I created a memorial for him and was about to create one for her when I saw you had already created it.

Would you mind verifying her birth year and her mothers name and add a note explaining the error. I will request a photo of the marker, but I know "Mrytle Hill" and it is difficult to get one because of the managements rules(stubburness).

I have not been able to find Julia's obit on-line. Can you send me the link to her obit, if it is available on-line.

I would deeply appreciate you checking this outand making any correction you deem necessary.

Thank you
Old Southern Belle
Family links: 
  Bailey Murchinson Murphy (1850 - 1937)
  Martha Sewell Murphy (1852 - 1892)
  Robert Edward Wilson (1874 - 1926)*
  Ruby Mae Wilson Cowan (1900 - 1974)*
  Julia Murphy Wilson (1873 - 1953)
  James Oscar Murphy (1877 - 1952)*
  Emily Dora Murphy Wilson (1879 - ____)*
  William H. Murphy (1883 - 1953)*
  Joseph Allen Murphy (1884 - 1972)*
  Kittie Murphy Cauthen (1888 - 1966)*
  Dock C. Murphy (1892 - 1966)*
*Calculated relationship
Myrtle Hill Cemetery
Floyd County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Sec. RS - Lot 227
GPS (lat/lon): 34.25275, -85.1805
Created by: Pat
Record added: Oct 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 99231433
Julia <i>Murphy</i> Wilson
Added by: David Franklin
Julia <i>Murphy</i> Wilson
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- Pat
 Added: Oct. 19, 2012

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