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Rev Richard Murphy
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Birth: Jan. 5, 1877
Scipio Center
Cayuga County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 10, 1958
Iowa, USA

Richard MURPHY

BAPZ:04MAR1877:St. Bernard's Scipio, Cayuga Co. NY sponsors:Richard HEFFERNAN & Ellen FLYNN. Son of Margaret LYNCH & William MURPHY

...Roman Catholic Monsignor..Ordained a priest in 1901 & said first mass at Masonville IA on 27DEC1901 after graduating in the spring of 1898, from St. Joseph's College(Now Loras College), in Dubuque, IA.

He first served six years at St. Raphael's Cathedral in Dubuque IA, followed by service at Clarion IA(Church burned down), with 31 years at Holy Family in Mason City IA, & finally at St. Mary's in Corwith IA. In 1946, he became a Monsignor.

During his tenure at Holy Family in Mason City, a church and school(1926) were built. At death, masses were said in Independence and Winthrop. He is buried at St. John's Cemetery,Independence, Buchanan Co., IA.
Family links: 
  Margaret Lynch Murphy (1837 - 1910)
  Margaret Murphy Kelly (1868 - 1913)*
  Julia Murphy (1868 - 1931)*
  Mary Murphy (1869 - 1917)*
  John Murphy (1871 - 1929)*
  William Murphy (1873 - 1926)*
  Charles Francis Murphy (1875 - 1940)*
  Richard Murphy (1877 - 1958)
  Ellen Agnes Murphy (1882 - 1947)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Johns Catholic Cemetery
Buchanan County
Iowa, USA
Created by: H BRAUN
Record added: Feb 06, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17835014
Rev Richard Murphy
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Rev Richard Murphy
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Rev Richard Murphy
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