Francis Charles Murphy (52 Ancestors #9)

31 Aug

For week 9 we are going to go to my 3rd great Uncle on my Father’s side.  Francis was the son of the first Dr. Joseph and Mary Frances (Briggs) Murphy.  His was the brother of Dr. Joseph Briggs Murphy, Sister Mary Mechtilde (Mary Ellen), James Montgomery, Charles Albert, Agnes Louise, Dr. Charles Oscar Murphy, and Sister Mary Leonie (Ida).

1870 census cropped

1870 Census


1880 Census

1880 Census


1900 Census

1900 Census


1910 Census

1910 Census


Francis was born on the 23rd of December 1864.  I have been unable to locate a birth record for Francis, but his birth date was on his US Passport Application.

Harvard Alumni List

Harvard Alumni List

He attended St. Mary’s College, Montreal, Canada and graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1886.  He was house physician for City Hospital of Boston and was in general practice in Roxbury’s South End.

irish born in mass







He married Anne Margaret Scott on August 20, 1901 and they had one child. Annette Scott Murphy was born on the 8th of March 1905. Before he married Anne his sister Ida took care of his home.

marriage record

During his life he traveled several times to Bremen, Germany.

ship record 3

1913 Ship Record From Bremen, Germany










Francis dropped dead suddenly while visiting a patient on November 2, 1919 in Boston of Chronic Nephritis and Organic Disease of the Heart.


Death Record

Death Record


Posted by on August 31, 2015 in 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks, Murphy Family


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2 responses to “Francis Charles Murphy (52 Ancestors #9)

  1. cvanstudio5

    August 31, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Fascinating Jessica. I never knew that the first Dr. Joseph Murphy and Mary Frances had so many children. And knew nothing about them. Love learning so much from you!!


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    • Jessica

      August 31, 2015 at 5:49 pm

      I actually found a picture of his daughter Annette from when she went to Boston University College of Practical Arts and Letters. When I get a chance I will email it to you.



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