Biography of Joseph E. Murphy
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Murphy, Joseph E., was born in New York city, December 21, 1847. His father, Patrick Murphy, was a native of Ireland and came to the United States when fourteen years of age in 1830, and settled in Lockport, where he died in 1893 at the age of seventy seven. Joseph E. Murphy was educated in Lockport, after which he engaged in the clothing trade for three years, and then learned the tanner's trade. In 1877 he came to Clyde and entered the employ of L. B. Denio. Two years later he purchased the interest of P. S. Nash and formed a partnership with P. Ira Lake, continuing up to 1883, when Mr. Lake disposed of his interest to Thomas M. Ellicott The firm is the leading hardware business in Clyde, and makes a specialty of fine plumbing. At the age of twenty five years Mr. Murphy married Miss Susie Kimball, of Northfield, Vt, who died in 1885. In 1889 he remarried, his second wife being Mary Fraher, daughter of Edward Framer, of Clyde, and they are the parents of these children: George Harold, Maude K., and Mary Alice.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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