Obituary for Walter Scott Murphy
13 October, 1892 - 26 June, 1932
From The Caldwell News-Tribune,
dated Monday, 27 June, 1932
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo
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W. S. Murphy Is
Called By Death
Funeral Services Will be
Held at Middleton Baptist
Church Wednesday Afternoon
Walter Scott Murphy, ?, passed away Sunday morning at the home of
Mrs. J. A. Lemmon, following an extended illness. Funeral
services will be held at the ? church of Middleton Wednesday
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with the Rev. M. J. McPike officiating.
Interment will be in the Middleton cemetery.
Mr. Murphy is survived by his widow, Mrs. Alma Murphy,
who is ill in a Seattle hospital; five children, Eunice, Barbara,
Janet, ? and Gordon; five sisters, Mrs. Nettie Christy of ?, ?, Mrs.
Nellie White of Kansas, Mrs. Emma Grimes of Seattle, Wash., Mrs.
Allie Williams of ?, and three brother, ? of Middleton, Harmon of
Caldwell, and Earl Murphy of Seattle.
Also this article a few day later.
The Caldwell News-Tribune
dated Thursday, 30 June, 1932
Note-Month of birth below is November. The
Idaho State Death Index states October.
Is Laid At Rest
Funeral Services for Middleton
Man are Held Wednesday
MIDDLETON (Special) - Funeral services for Walter Murphy were
held in the Baptist church Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. M.
J. McPike in charge of services. Interment was in Middleton
Mr. Murphy passed away early Sunday morning in a
Caldwell hospital after a long illness. He was born in Kansas,
November 13, 1892. The family moved to Utah in 1900, then to
Idaho in 1902 where Walter was raised, most of his boyhood being
spent in Middleton.
June 20, 1918, he was united in marriage to Miss Alma
Nelson of Barber, who survives. Five children also remain,
Eunice, Howard, Gordon, Jeanette and Barbara, also eight brothers
and sisters survive as follows;
Mrs. Nettie Christy and Mrs. Nellie White in Kansas, C.
J. Murphy of Middleton, Harmon Murphy, Caldwell, Mrs. Emma Grimes,
Seattle, Mrs. Eunice Haynes, Los Angeles, Earl Murphy of Washington
and Mrs. Allie Welman of Portland.