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Lynn M. Murphy

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Lynn M. Murphy

Birth
Kirkwood, Shelby County, Ohio, USA
Death
23 Apr 1926 (aged 76–77)
Maumee, Lucas County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, USA Add to Map
Plot
section 31, lot 91, grave ?
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L.M. Murphy was born 1849 in Kirkwood, Ohio, the son of Dr. John Murphy the conty physician. Murphy was a veteran of the Civil War, a criminal lawyer, and the last living member of the Grand Army of the Repulbic (G.A.R.) post in Maumee.

Murphy first joined the Civil War when he was 15, but his parents arranged for his release , Later on that year he rejoined the army and served with the Thirty-Second Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

At the end of his service he was mustered ot and attended school at Vermillion and Mt. Union College. In 1877, he was married to Miss. Martha Adrian of Gambier, Ohio. Murphy served as a newspaper editor before he was amitted to the Ohio Bar Association in 1879. The next year he moved to Waseon where he opened a law office. While in Wauseon he was elected mayor three times and served as the county school examiner. In 1891 he moved to Maumee where he lived to the day of his death.

Murphy also maintained an office of his own in Toledo for some years. Later he joined the offices of Brown, Hahn, and Sager. Murphy was familiar in the area as the " Sage of the Maumee". He took on cases of the weak and poor. Attorneys and laymen would fill the courtroom to beyond capacity to hear Murpny's arguments and keen examinations.

Although he defended many people accused of murder in the first degree, only one received the death penalty. A man named Jack Harding received the death penalty for the murder of a police officer in 1920. The conviction of Harding burdened Murphy until his death because he tought Harding was truly innocent.

Murphy had two hobbies which he actively pursued, reading and gardening. His collection of books numbered into the thousands. His libary shelves were filled and more books were stacked on the floor. Gardening allowed him to spend time outside and provided him with the opportunity to beautify his property along the river Maumee.

L.M. Murphy died in his home at 301 Broadway, Maumee on April 23, 1926 at the age of 77. He was survived by his wife and three children, two daughters and one son. all of whom resided in Maumee.

(Toledo Blade April 24, 1926)

L.M. Murphy was born 1849 in Kirkwood, Ohio, the son of Dr. John Murphy the conty physician. Murphy was a veteran of the Civil War, a criminal lawyer, and the last living member of the Grand Army of the Repulbic (G.A.R.) post in Maumee.

Murphy first joined the Civil War when he was 15, but his parents arranged for his release , Later on that year he rejoined the army and served with the Thirty-Second Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

At the end of his service he was mustered ot and attended school at Vermillion and Mt. Union College. In 1877, he was married to Miss. Martha Adrian of Gambier, Ohio. Murphy served as a newspaper editor before he was amitted to the Ohio Bar Association in 1879. The next year he moved to Waseon where he opened a law office. While in Wauseon he was elected mayor three times and served as the county school examiner. In 1891 he moved to Maumee where he lived to the day of his death.

Murphy also maintained an office of his own in Toledo for some years. Later he joined the offices of Brown, Hahn, and Sager. Murphy was familiar in the area as the " Sage of the Maumee". He took on cases of the weak and poor. Attorneys and laymen would fill the courtroom to beyond capacity to hear Murpny's arguments and keen examinations.

Although he defended many people accused of murder in the first degree, only one received the death penalty. A man named Jack Harding received the death penalty for the murder of a police officer in 1920. The conviction of Harding burdened Murphy until his death because he tought Harding was truly innocent.

Murphy had two hobbies which he actively pursued, reading and gardening. His collection of books numbered into the thousands. His libary shelves were filled and more books were stacked on the floor. Gardening allowed him to spend time outside and provided him with the opportunity to beautify his property along the river Maumee.

L.M. Murphy died in his home at 301 Broadway, Maumee on April 23, 1926 at the age of 77. He was survived by his wife and three children, two daughters and one son. all of whom resided in Maumee.

(Toledo Blade April 24, 1926)



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