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Diana L (#47564279)
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RE: John Murphy
The headstone found in 2004 is similar to ones I've seen that were made in the 1920s. The John Murphy headstone I found in the narrow strip of woods on the east side of St. Patrick's Cemetery matches other headstones made by the D. W. Whitney Company of Troy, NY. Most of the Whitney-made headstones in St. Patrick's have not held up well, and there seem to have been issues with that company's work even at the time.

"The D. W. Whitney Company of Troy, NY was hired to provide the stones for many states including Connecticut. [3] Their work proved unsatisfactory and in 1881 the D. L. Kemp Company of East Dorset, VT was contracted to complete the work.[4]" Hartford in the Civil War.

"Mr. Whitney failed to properly carry out his agreement, which was therefore annulled, and his sureties undertook to complete the work." "Report of R.N. Batchelder." September 8, 1882.

The new one you had placed is much nicer.
Added by tofftroy on Oct 03, 2014 8:03 PM
John Murphy
It looked like 1862 to me, but it's not clear. I'll be up there again soon and can take another photo and could spray it with water if you want.
Added by tofftroy on Oct 03, 2014 6:37 PM
RE: John Murphy (1836-1862)
It's in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Watervliet, in the SE corner near the McKeever obelisk.
Added by tofftroy on Oct 03, 2014 6:06 PM
John Murphy (1836-1862)
John Murphy
Added by tofftroy on Oct 03, 2014 1:02 PM
Michael Murphy
RE: John Murphy 34th Regiment Co. A
ok Diana, Thank you. I sent you an email. Let me know if you got it
Added by Michael Murphy on Oct 17, 2013 5:52 AM
Michael Murphy
John Murphy PVT 34th NY
I believe I am a decendant of Private John murphy. I believe he is my great great Grandfather. In reading the account of his gravestone Memorial service it is written that his great grand niece was present. Who is that?
Added by Michael Murphy on Oct 16, 2013 12:10 PM
RE: Mary E. Angleberger Fulmer
It is yours, Diana. I am glad to hear my work was helpful to you. Thanks for letting me know.
Added by SLGMSD on Aug 14, 2012 2:10 PM
Fulmer, Mary
Diana - is she a relative of yours? I found her obituary when looking for one of my relatives. Let me know if you would like a transfer and what your connection is to her.

Lovely photo.
Added by SLGMSD on Aug 13, 2012 12:29 PM
Robert Fickies
Pvt John Murphy Memorial
Dear Diana,

I was very pleased to participate, for the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, in in the memorial service for your ancestral uncle, Pvt. John Murphy.

It was certainly a pleasure to meet you, and the rest of the Murphy clan..

It is nice to know that this young man, who gave his life for our Country 150 years ago, finally has a proper memorial stone, where his family can honor & pay tribute to his memory.

I have added his name to my "Virtual Cemetery" titled "Warriors & Heroes"
Added by Robert Fickies on Dec 12, 2011 12:41 PM

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