Posted By:Diane Jane (Murphy) Harris
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Subject:Kathryn (Jahncke) Murphy and her son Michael Murphy
Post Date:December 07, 2013 at 15:48:46
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I am looking for information on Kathryn (Jahncke) Murphy and her son Michael Murphy. Michael is my half brother. Our biological father is Michael (Paul) Douglas Murphy.

According to my father Kathryn and Michael passed away in a plane crash. Kathy was flying a small Cessna from California (or Washington State) to Alaska to meet my father on route, he was working as a truck driver, when their plane was hit by a bird causing them to crash into the Pacific Ocean.

The crash may have happened in California, Oregon, Canada, or Alaska waters. Details are unclear.

Both Kathy and Michael were supposedly buried (or their ashes were buried) in Ireland. Maybe Dublin, Ireland. The details are unclear.

I have found some information (records) here on Ancestry, but the dates do not add up.

My father re-married after Kathryn died and had more children. One of the children from that union has the name Kathryn in her honor. The records on Ancestry has my dad marrying Kathryn one year before his daughter with another woman is born. The records also have Michael born in the same year as his daughter Kathryn.

Michael (Paul) Douglas Murphy was married at least once before he was married to Kathryn, to Susan Ester (Crouch) Murphy. This is my mother.

Michael (Paul) Douglas Murphy remarried after Kathryn's death to Connie Lynn (Sears) Murphy on 08 July 1978. Their daughter Kathryn Ann Murphy was born 09 Apr 1980, their is also another child from this marriage.

Records Found So Far (Incorrect?):

California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985 about Kathryn L Jahncke
Name: Kathryn L Jahncke
Age: 27
Est. Birth: abt 1955
Spouse Name: Michael D Murphy
Spouse Age: 24
Est. Spouse Birth: abt 1958
Date: 03 Apr 1982
Location: Sonoma

California Birth Index, 1905-1995 about Michael David Murphy
Name: Michael David Murphy
Birth Date: 24 Jun 1983
Gender: Male
Mother's Maiden Name: Jahncke
Birth County: Sonoma

Oregon, Marriage Indexes, 1906-1924, 1946-2008 about Kathryn Jahncke
Name: Kathryn Jahncke
Spouse's Name: Gary Tanous
Marriage Date: 16 Aug 1979
County: Multnomah

U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2 about Kathryn Jahncke
Name: Kathryn Jahncke
Birth Date: 03 Feb 1955
Address: 5555 E Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA, 98661-6607

U.S. Public Records Index, Volume 2 about Kathryn Jahncke
Name: Kathryn Jahncke
Birth Date: 03 Feb 1955
Address: 5555 E Evergreen Blvd, Vancouver, WA, 98661-6607

My records so far. These may be incorrect and/or incomplete:

Ancestry.com:
http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/37645886/family
WikiTree for Diane "DJ" Jane (Murphy) Harris Smith [Murphy-4458]:
http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Murphy-4458
WikiTree MURPHY Genealogy:
http://www.wikitree.com/genealogy/MURPHY