Ruth Frances Gough was born to James Gough and Fanny (Kelly) Gough on February 3, 1888. She was an only child as her father died 5 months later and Fanny never remarried. She grew up in the home of her Uncle Peter with her mother and his family.
She married Dr. Joseph Leroy Murphy around 1920 and together they had five boys. Joseph, David, Robert, Richard, and John (Jack). They lived at 23 Cedar St. in Taunton where Joseph had an office.
She was a member of the Queen’s Daughters, the Taunton’s Women’s Club, and the Morton Hospital Women’s Auxiliary.
She died on May 7, 1976 at the age of 88. She is buried in Saint Francis Old Cemetery Taunton, Massachusetts.
Come back tomorrow to see some of Ruth Gough Murphy’s wonderful paintings.