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Peter and Cora Murphy

Photo of Peter Edward Murphy, born December 4, 1879 in Marion County, Tennessee, and Cora Powell, born January 24, 1898, Pelham, Grundy County.

Peter was the son of James Murphy and Rachel Wright (Bird).
Cora was the daughter of John Peyton Powell and Martha Eudora Sanders.

Photo was taken about 1920 in Marion County at a Mason meeting,
not long after Peter and Cora were married.

Prior to Peter's mariage to Cora, he was married to Nancy Walden.
They had 5 children. Nancy and four of the children died in a flu outbreak.

Photo submitted by Linda Hollingsworth -


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May 18, 2003