Leonard Murphy. - One of the well known business men of Waddington is Leonard Murphy, who is associated with
Murphy Bros. St. Lawrence Garage, and he is a veteran of the World War. He was born in this city in 1899, the son
of Michael D. and Mary A. (Gorman) Murphy.
A sketch of Michael D. Murphy appears in this history.
Leonard Murphy received his education in the public schools of Waddington and attended Albany Business College.
Until 1917 he was interested in the trucking and transfer business, and in 1917 he entered the World War. He went
to France in May, 1918, with the 301st Engineers. He saw much active service at the front and was discharged at
Camp Devon, Mass., in May, 1919. Since 1921 he has been associated in business with his brother, Frank L. Murphy,
and they are agents for the Ford Motor Company.
In 1919 Mr. Murphy married Miss Catherine Ricalton, of Waddington. Her father was a teacher in early life and was
later identified with the interests of Thomas Edison. In the interest of one of Mr. Edison's experiments a trip
was made to Africa by Mr. Ricalton.
Mr. Murphy belongs to the American Legion.
The North Country
A History, Embracing
Jefferson, St. Lawrence, Oswego, Lewis
and Franklin Counties, New York.
By: Harry F. Landon
Historical Publishing Company
Indianopolis, Indiana 1932