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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ James Murphy ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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James Murphy
LAST NAME: Murphy FIRST NAME: James MIDDLE NAME:  NICKNAME: 
MAIDEN NAME:  AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
TITLE:  GENDER: M MILITARY: 
BORN: Abt 1845 DIED: 1 July 1885 BURIED: Jul 1885
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DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
NOTES: 
IOOF - James Murphy, age 40; 1880 Census - there is a Jas. Murphy, age 30, a laborer enumerated in the household of L. Pettyjohn ANOTHER CRANK. Last Wednesday afternoon while Messrs. F. J. Babcock and A. M. Clough were placing the lid on James Murphy's coffin, which was at that time in the Thompson house, a portly built stranger with a long ministerial beard rushed in holding a long book in his left hand, and exclaiming, "Give attention, gentlemen. This book is the Bible, and I believe its mandates are correct. I have a special mission to perform and I came from Seattle to perform that mission. This man must receive a Christian bruial." He then turned to the corpse, which was again uncovered, and said, "Dead man, in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, I command thee to arise." He fastened his eyes on the corpse for a few moments, during which time the crowd that had gathered by this time expected at any instant to see it commence kicking. But the dead man failed to kick, and the disappointed stranger, having ascertained that the deceased meant business, took "French leave," without leaving his future address, and has not since been heard from. He is evidently a crank from Crankville. Weekly Oregon Statesman 10 Jul 1885 6:1
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MURPHY At the Thompson House on July 1, of a chronic complaint, James Murphy, aged about 40. The deceased had made preparations to go to the Portland hospital yesterday, and at 11:30 oÂ’clock a.m. came down stairs. After having some preparations made for the trip, he informed Mr. Thompson that he would go up stairs and lie down, which he did unassisted. No sooner had he reclined that he breathed his last, at 11:45 a.m. The funeral procession will start from F. J. BabcockÂ’s cabinet shop, and the corpse will be buried at the Odd FellowsÂ’ cemetery at 9 oÂ’clock this morning. Oregon Statesman 3 July 1885 8:5
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IOOF Register of Burials OS 10 Jan 1885 (Necrological listing) OS 3 Jul 1885 8:5
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