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Obituary for James Clark Murphy
2 May, 1891 - 19 October, 1959
From The Caldwell News-Tribune,
dated Monday, 19 October, 1959
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo


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J. Clark Murphy

     Services well be announced by Alsip Chapel for James Clark Murphy, 67, former Nampa city engineer of 331 Lincoln, Nampa, who died this morning in the Veteran's hospital in Boise.
     Mr. Murphy was born May 2, 1891 in Tacoma, Wash., and grew up in that area, moving to Nampa in 0907.  He received his engineering degree from the University of Washington and was associated with the Idaho State Highway Department from his graduation until 1929.  From 1933 until 1942 and again, after serving with the Civil Aeronautics Administration, from 1945 until 1949 when he came city engineer for Nampa.  He served in that capacity until 1957 when ill health forced his retirement.
     He served with the US Army during World War I and was a 40 year member of the Nampa Elks Lodge, 1389, and was a member the Joseph Murray Post of the American Legion at Nampa.  He had also been employed by Potlatch Lumber Co., as an engineer at Bovill, Idaho, from 1929 to 1933.
     Mr. Murphy married Miss Rosina Clement at Nampa in March of 1925.  Mrs. Murphy survives him.


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