NameNancy Ellen Murphy
Birth5-19-1856, Linnville, Mahaska Co., IA12,12
Death12-21-1926, Chapman, KS12,12 Age: 70
BurialIndian Hill Cemetery, Chapman, Dickinson County, Kansas, USA 12
FatherAsa Harrison Murphy (1832-1920)
MotherMargaret Jane Turner (1838-1922)
Birth5-8-1850, Plainfield , Will Co. Ill
Death1-14-1944, Chapman, KS12,12 Age: 93
BurialIndian Hill Cemetery, Chapman, Dickinson County, Kansas, USA
FatherLloyd Hubble Williams (ca1822-1857)
MotherCynthia Ann (ca1823-)
Marriage8-4-1872, Grinell, IA Or New Sharon, Mahaska Co., IA12,16
ChildrenHarry Charles (Died as Infant) (1875-1876)
 Minnie Gertrude (Died as Child) (1877-1884)
 Myrtle May (Died as Child) (1880-1884)
 George Frank (1888-1966)
 Lillian Margaret (1884-1957)
 Della Elnora (1892-1973)
 Beulah Margaret (1895-1963)
Notes for Nancy Ellen Murphy
Member of the Christian Church at a young age. Was ill several years before her death.
Notes for Thomas Burr (Spouse 1)
Veteran of Civil war, National Chief of Staff of the Grand Army and Assistant Adjutant General of Kansas G.A.R. He was the oldest living resident of Chapman at the time of his death.

His father died when he was 7 years old.

In March of 1864 at age 13 he enlisted in Company H, 140 Illinois Volunteers and was rejected because he was too small.

The next year at 14 on 3/17/1865 he again enlisted in Col I, 15th Illinois Volunteer Infantry and was sent to Chicago, IL. Besides himself he had four brothers and a step-father in the war. All the brothers returned by the stepfather didn't.

He received his honorable discharge 9/16/1865 at Springfield, IL. He joined the Grand Army of the Republic in Oct. 1884. He was drafted into the office of Junior Vice Commander in 1937, advancing to the Department Commander in 1939, the highest office the department has. In Feb. 1941 he was appointed Chief of Staff on the GAR.

Lois Edwards Park has their walnut dining room table. Thomas’ nickname was “Bub”

Places of residence: Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Ohio, Montana, Minnesota, Kansas12
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