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THE WESTERN STAR, 1 February 1890
Obituary of WILFORD D. MURPHY
Was born in Clearmont county, Ohio, on August 15, 1859, consequently was thirty years and about six months of age. He has been quite well-known in this community since the first organization of the county. He came here first about five years ago, proved up a claim, and has been engaged in various business enterprises. Under appointment of the mayor he was city marshall of Coldwater for two years. In the fall of 1885 he returned to his old home in Clearmont county, Ohio, and during his absence he was married Jan. 2nd, 1886, to Miss Carrie Mahan. With his wife he then returned to Coldwater where he has lived continuously ever since until last summer he became interested in Oklahoma, where he spent a portion of his time, leaving his family here. At the time of his tragic death he had been here about three weeks, but we are told expected to return to Hennessy, Oklahoma, soon. The deceased leaves a
wife and one child, a little girl about 3 years of age. His relatives in this city, besides his wife and child, are two sisters and a brother-in-law, viz: Miss Sarah Murphy, Mrs. and Mr. Whiteneck. The deceased has brothers and sisters in Ohio, but we learn they will not be able to be here to the funeral.

The funeral takes place today (Saturday) at 10 o'clock from the M. E. Church. The services will be conducted by I. O. O. F., and K. of P. Lodges, of which organizations he was an honored member.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier


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