Murphy, Edward Joseph, was born in Taunton, July 18, 1856, a son of John and Ellen (Gilroy) Murphy. He received
his early education in the public schools of Taunton, and at the close of his school days went to work in the tack
shop of A. Field & Co., working there about three years, and then was employed by the Mason Machine Co. in
the moulding department for about two years, at the expiration of which time he went to the oil cloth factory of
Charles Husband. In 1878 Mr. Murphy shipped on board the revenue cutter Samuel Dexter for a three years' service.
On his return from this he went to work for Major Michael Burns and remained with him until 1885, when he succeeded
him in business and continues it at the present time. Mr. Murphy has been twice married, first, to Martha J. Conatty
of Taunton, who died in September, 1894. His present wife is Elizabeth A. Galvin of Taunton.
Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.
Bristol County, MA Biographies
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