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Dr. Willis McGraw of Cortland N.Y. circa 1914 -
Posted by: George Murphey (ID *****1817) Date: November 29, 2004 at 15:14:23
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After the death of Willis McGraw's wife,he moved to Cortland, N.Y.. I believe he may have been born there abt. 1872. See attached info.and reply to email please. I do know that he remarried after setteling near Cortland. Any info appreciated

1. WILLIS H.1 MCGRAW was born in New York. He married ANNA MCCABE MURPHEY April 30, 1902 in Chicago, Illinois, daughter of THOMAS MURPHEY and SUSAN DULING.

Notes for Willis H. McGraw:
After Anna died in 1912, Dr. Willis McGraw moved to Cortland, New York and remarried. It's assumed that both of his children moved with him to New York.

Notes for Anna McCabe Murphey:

Anna attended Normal School, then Medical College in Chicago, IL and graduated with a degree to practice as a Homeopathic Physician. Her husband Dr. Willis H. McGraw also practiced as a Homeopathic Physician. They practiced together, first in Texas for a while, then in Oklahoma, then in Thorntown, Indiana.

Obituary from the Monday 12/30/1912 Lafayette Daily Courier:
Note: The Murphey last name was spelled without the 'e' in the obituary.

Mrs. Anna Murphy McGraw died last evening at 6:00 o'clock at her home in Thorntown, Ind. Her death was caused by bronchial pneumonia. Mrs. McGraw was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. N. Murphy, of this city. She was a woman of beautiful Christian character and bore her sufferings with patience. All of her life was spent in loving self sacrifice for those about her. She leaves a husband, Dr. Willis McGraw, two daughters, Martha and Margaret; her mother and father, and three sisters, all of whom have the sympathy of a large circle of friends. Short services will be held at Thorntown Wednesday and the remains will be forwarded to this city. Services will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Murphy, 2426 East Main Street, Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock and interment will be made in Springvale Cemetery.

Anna and her parents, Thomas and Susan Duling Murphey are buried together at Springvale Cemetery.

More About Anna McCabe Murphey:
Burial: January 1, 1913, Springvale Cemetery, Fairfield Twp., Tippecanoe Co., Indiana

Marriage Notes for Anna Murphey and Willis McGraw:
According to the 1910 Census, the family lived in Thorntown, Sugar Creek Twp., Boone County, Indiana. This census was taken on 4/11/1910. Willis is listed as age 38 and a physician. Anna is listed as age 41. Daughter Martha is listed as age 7. Daughter Margaret A. is listed as age 4 months. Willis and Anna are listed as having been married eight years and this was their first marriage. Anna is listed as the mother of two children and both were living. Willis is listed as being born in New York. Anna and daughter Margaret are listed as being born in Indiana. Daughter Martha is listed as being born in Oklahoma. Willis' parents are listed as being born in New York. Anna's parents are listed as being born in Virginia.

       Children of WILLIS MCGRAW and ANNA MURPHEY are:
       i.       MARTHA ELIZABETH2 MCGRAW, b. February 18, 1903, Oklahoma; d. April 17, 1989, Auburndale, MA..

Notes for Martha Elizabeth McGraw:
Her birth and death information was found in the social security index. Her social security number was issued in Massachusetts and her last known residence was Auburndale, Massachusetts.

       ii.       MARGARET MCGRAW, b. December 23, 1905, Thorntown, Boone Co., Indiana.

Notes for Margaret A. McGraw:
A previous birth date for Margaret was listed as 12/23/1905.

According to 1910 Census records taken for the family in April of that year, Margaret was listed as age 4 months. It's believed that her actual birth date was 12/23/1909.

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