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Delphi, Then and Now - 101 S Union St

From the Carroll County Museum's photo archives

Ever wonder about that modest little house across Franklin & Union from Massingill's market?

Carroll County Citizen

June 17, 1899

Death of Mrs Murphy

Mrs. M. J. Murphy died last Sunday after a sickness of about three months. She had been engaged in the millinery business here for about 35 years, with the exception of a few years spent in Arkansas. Mrs. Murphy was highly respected and with her daughter, Miss Emma, enjoyed the confidence and respect of all, both in business and social circles. She is the widow of John S. Murphy of Company K, 48th Indiana, who was killed in battle May 22, 1863.

The funeral occurred from the family residence Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Campbell officiating. Interment in the Odd Fellows' cemetery. Among those in attendance at the funeral were Mrs. Emma Brown, of Danville Ill, Mrs Belle Fasket and daughter of Logansport, and William Paris of Lafayette, friends and relatives of the deceased.

A bit of drama from the Delphi Journal:

Mrs Murphy was a woman of strong character and the mutual devotion between mother and daughter was beautiful. Miss Emma Murphy was prostrated by this blow and for a time her life was despaired of.

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Love this! Great way to make history come alive in short segments that everyone has time for.

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