Seeking parents of, or kin to, Jere Wood MURPHY, a 19th-century native of either Georgia or Alabama, a dentist (barber-surgeon?), the husband of Ella (Mamie) Callahan.
He is said to have invented a dental instrument still in use and to have taught at a dental school before the Civil War. If that's so, then he likely hailed from Georgia, as Atlanta seems to have had the only Southern dental school at the time.
Sometime after the end of the US Civil War, Jere Wood Murphy headed out for Texas in a covered wagon, accompanied by his wife Ella (Mamie) Callahan.
They settled in Flatonia, Texas, and later moved to Temple, where he died and is buried.
1. Jere Will Murphy, Sr., also a dentist
(m. Eva Faires ROUTH b. 03 Feb. 1890 Flatonia, Fayette Co., TX d. 10 Dec. 1970 Houston, TX). Jere Will Murphy opened a dental office in McGregor, TX, after he graduated from dental school. He'd paid for his schooling by working either as a gandy dancer or as a candy butcher on the railway.
2. Maude Murphy, public stenographer and active in the Temple chapter of the Business and Professional Women's Club.
3. Averleen Murphy
These Murphys are linked with the Criswell and Routh families of Fayette Co., Texas.
Maude and Averleen Murphy amassed considerable documentation on the family. All that disappeared, however, after their deaths.
Any leads would be much appreciated.
PK Murphy in Toronto
A great-granddaugher of Jere Wood Murphy
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