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Below is a family biography included in The History of Cole County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1889.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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F. Y. Murphy & Bro. is the firm title under which W. E. and F. Y. Murphy, of Marion Township, Cole Co., Mo., do business. They are both young men, and descendants of two of the oldest families in Missouri. Their grandfather, William Murphy, came from Ireland and settled in Cole County, Mo., and here their father, Edward G. Murphy, was born and reared. He married Miss Catherine Young, daughter of Judge W. C. Young, well known throughout this part of Missouri, at present a resident of Jefferson City, and one of the wealthiest men of the county. Edward Murphy, during his life, was a member of the firm of Jones, Murphy & McClung, doing business in Linn Creek, Camden County, during the time of that city’s great prosperity owing to the lead production. He died in 1869, leaving his wife and five sons, W. E., F. Y., Robert Lee, Harry A. and G. A. F. Y. Murphy & Bro. are live, energetic young men, and are in every way capable of making their way in life. They superintend 900 acres of land that belongs to their grandfather Young, and make a specialty of fine breeding stock, owning the fine young stallion “John S. Marmaduke,” a fine blooded English horse. They also own one of the famous black mule jacks, “Moscow.” He is but five years of age, and stands fourteen and a half hands high. Besides this they are the proprietors of the celebrated Holstein bull “Vernon,” a present from their uncle, E. E. Young, who is superintendent of the Insane Asylum at Nevada, Vernon Co., Mo. They annually ship about 150 head of hogs, fifty head of cattle and some fifteen or twenty head of horses.

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This family biography is one of 127 biographies included in The History of Cole County, Missouri published in 1889.  For the complete description, click here: Cole County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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