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 John Murphy Caffery

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John Murphy Caffery

Birth
Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 31 Jan 1958 (aged 80)
Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, USA
Burial Franklin, St. Mary Parish, Louisiana, USA
Plot Section 2
Memorial ID 61047258 View Source
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CAFFERY, John Murphy, businessman, politician. Born, Bethia Plantation, near Franklin, La., September 14, 1877, fifth child of Senator Donelson Caffery and Bethia Richard¬son (1846-1917). Education: private schools in Franklin; Chamberlain-Hunt College in Port Gibson, Miss.; United States Naval Academy (class of 1901). Served in the Navy until 1907. Entered oil business in Jennings, La., after leaving service. Returned to Franklin in 1910 and became manager of Columbia Sugar Co. and later a vice president of the St. Mary Bank and Trust Co. Married Mary Temperence Frere, daughter of Alexander G. Frere, a former St. Mary Parish sheriff, and Lula (Clegg) Frere, in Franklin, October 26, 1901. Children: John Murphy, Jr. (b. 1910), Donelson Thomas (b. 1912), Mary (b. 1914), Clegg (b. 1915), and Lydia (b. 1925). Member of the state senate representing St. Mary and Vermilion parishes, 1928-1932. Also served on the St. Mary Parish Police Jury, the Democratic State Central Committee, and the board of commissioners of the Franklin Drainage District. Died, Franklin, January 31, 1958. D.M.K. Sources: Alcée Fortier, ed., Louisiana (1914), III; Edwin Adams Davis, The Story of Louisiana (1960), III.


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