Murphy Family Cemetery, est. 1871

This is an archived index from the Digital Cemetery. See the Digital Cemetery for searchable photo-index and updated entries.

Murphy Cemetery

Address
Mize Rd
Shawnee, KS

GPS Location
38° 58' 15" N, 94° 52' 54" W
38.9707, -94.8816
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Legal Location
Section 29, Township 12S, Range 23E

About the Cemetery

The land where the Murphy Cemetery is located was first patented to Horace white, a Shawnee Indian. White sold this portion of land to N. W Murphy on on 4 Sep 1862, as shown in Deed Book E, page 361. N W Murphy deeded the 5/8 acre cemetery to the Trustees of Monticello Township on 26 Jun 1871. Now the cemetery is under the care of the Monticello Cemetery District Association, formed on May 5, 1936.

This is a beautiful family cemetery set on a rural road surrounded by prairie farmland and fronted by stone pillars and wrought iron gates. A plaque is on one of the stone pillars dedicating the gates to the memory of Emmett and Mary Murphy. The lot is immaculate, and dotted with several large trees.

Murphy Cemetery

The southern-most gate pillar and gate suffered a hit-and-run accident in 2006, causing extensive damage to the cemetery. The pillar was sheared off near the base and fell onto the gate, blocking the cemetery entrance and crushing the wrought-iron gate.

Index

Photographed and transcribed by Linda K. Lewis, 20 Aug 2005. This is a complete transcription by reading and photographing the gravestones. Research at Johnson County Archives provided a transcription from the early 1970s, found in the Johnson County Cemetery Index, Johnson Co. Genealogical Society and Library, 1975. After a comparison of my transcription to this earlier one, I was able to fill in a few illegible blanks in my transcription. Updated 5 Jan 2008.

Keys: s/w = same stone with, * = Supplemented by 1970s index

??, ??; Footstone D D, Footstone laying against a tree, Row 04
??, ??; Pedestal for missing monument, Row 05
??, ??; Top missing, with Nancy D Brown, Row 07
??, ??; d. 25 Dec 1880, Aged 3 y 1 m 7 d, Illegible pieces of small stone * Date and age added, Row 07
??, ??; b. 24 Aug 1864, d. 01 May 1880, Broken piece of stone * Birth date added, Row 09
??, Ettie E; Broken, illegible child stone, Row 01
Ashlock, Berdie A; d. 19 Jun 1877, Aged 1 y 5 m 15 d, Children of S C and M G Ashlock, Ashlock children monument, illegible, Row 04
Ashlock, Harry E; d. 16 Aug 1880, Aged 2 y 6 m 22 d, Children of S C and M G Ashlock, Ashlock children monument, illegible, Row 04
Ashlock, Lorenzo Dow; d. 13 Mar 1870, Aged 1 y 15 d, Children of S C and M G Ashlock, Ashlock children monument, illegible, Row 04
Baker, Martin D; d. 25 May 1873, Aged 4 y 8 m 13 d, Son of B T and S E Baker, broken and toppled, Row 01
Blaylock, Homer A; b. 1916, d. 1979, Row 05
Brady, Johnie; b. 08 Oct 1878, d. 17 Feb 1879, Aged 4 m 10 d, Infant son of Mr and Mrs J H Brady, I came to see my Grand-pa's folks and have a pleasant time; But God put on his death-like ?oke, and claimed me as his shrine., Row 09
Brown, Effie; b. 14 Apr 1880, d. 05 Aug 1880, Children of A and M B Brown, Brown monument, Row 10
Brown, Herbert A; d. 14 Jun 1880, Aged 3 m 20 d, Son of W C and M A Brown, s/w M Agnes Brown, Row 11
Brown, M Agnes; d. 10 Mar 1880, Aged 24 y 2 m 21 d, Wife of W C Brown, Dau of J and C Brady, s/w Herbert A Brown, Row 11
Brown, Maggie B; b. 27 May 1850, d. 17 Sep 1880, Wife of Austin Brown, Brown monument, Row 10
Brown, Mary E; b. 27 May 1878, d. 07 Aug 1879, Children of A and M B Brown, Brown monument, Row 10
Brown, Nancy D; b. 18 May 1798, d. 18 Dec 1878, Broken, Row 07
Deane, Dixie; b. 18 Aug 1860, d. 08 Apr 1882, Wife of M O Deane, Dau of N W and Mary Murphy, Deane-Murphy Monument, Row 05
Dubois, Abiah; d. 02 Mar 1873, Aged 57 y 4 m 17 d, Wife of R H Dubois, Broken, toppled on inscription (2008), Row 11
Dunlap, Frankie; d. 11 Feb 1882, Aged 16 y 7 m 1 d, Dau of J T and S J Dunlap, Toppled, Row 02
Dunlap, James T; b. 23 Jun 1824, d. 15 Jan 1875, s/w Sarah J Dunlap, Row 03
Dunlap, Sarah J; b. 28 Aug 1831, d. 29 May 1898, Wife of J T Dunlap, s/w James T Dunlap, Row 03
Dunlap, Walter L; b. 22 Dec 1868, d. 26 Feb 1900, Row 03
Dunlap, William; b. 23 Sep 1855, d. 22 Feb 1879, Broken, Row 03
Fletcher, Elizabeth; d. 04 Nov 1873, Aged 73 y, Broken and toppled, Row 12
Frisbie, Louisa V; d. 10 Jan 1876, Aged 28 y 5 m 26 d, Wife of C T Frisbie, Row 11
Grohowske, Mrs Sharlotta; b. 20 Nov 1843, d. 12 Nov 1902, Broken and toppled, Row 12
Hazlett, Howard R; d. 09 Nov 1880, Aged 3 y 6 m, Son of J D and M R Hazlett, s/w Sherman Hazlett, Row 06
Hazlett, Sherman; d. 11 Nov 1880, Aged 12 y 9 m, Son of J D and M R Hazlett, s/w Howard R Hazlett, Row 06
Larkins, B ?; d. 01 Aug 1882, Aged 6 m ? d, Children of A and H Larkins, s/w Mattie Larkins, broken, Row 12
Larkins, Hattie; d. 28 Sep 1883, Children of A and H Larkins, s/w B? Larkins, broken, Row 12
Mize, Lewis F; d. 06 Dec 1879, Aged 15 y 1 m 19 d, Son of H and S Mize, broken and toppled, Row 11
Moore, Fred H; d. 14 May 1880, Aged 14 y 10 m 7 d, Son of T A and E R Moore, Row 09
Murphy, Charles A; b. 15 Jul 1864, d. 05 Oct 1864, Deane-Murphy Monument, Row 05
Murphy, Emmett S; b. 16 Jun 1858, d. 05 Aug 1932, WWI medallion, Row 05
Murphy, Harold J; b. 23 Feb 1900, d. 26 Mar 1976, Row 05
Murphy, Helen Blaylock; b. 23 Jun 1944, d. 11 Apr 1974, Row 05
Murphy, Hobart Eugene; b. 1942, d. 1957, Row 05
Murphy, Lillian; b. 23 May 1896, d. 02 Jun 1978, Row 05
Murphy, Mary Hymer; b. 1872, d. 1963, Row 05
Murphy, Mary S; b. 17 Apr 1819, d. 20 Jun 1908, Deane-Murphy Monument, Row 05
Murphy, N W; b. 10 Feb 1820, d. 09 Aug 1903, Deane-Murphy Monument, Row 05
Murphy, Rollie Webb; b. 04 Mar 1890, d. 27 Dec 1956, Kansas Chief Mech I Corps Arty Park World War I, Row 05
Murphy, Velma; b. 1904, d. 1977, Row 05
Murphy, William M; b. 24 Jun 1843, d. 23 Oct 1863, Deane-Murphy Monument, Row 05
Orr, Andrew; d. 29 Aug 1881, Aged 43 y 5 m 24 d, broken and toppled, Row 01
Orr, Margaret A; d. 14 Apr 1881, Aged 11 y 1 m 3 d, Children of A and S Orr, s/w Minnerva Orr, broken and toppled, Row 01
Orr, Minnerva; d. 09 Apr 1881, Aged 2 y 3 m 10 d, Children of A and S Orr, s/w Margaret A Orr, broken and toppled, Row 01
Pike, Benjamin H; b. 27 Apr 1857, d. 26 Jul 1881, Son of Jarvis and Julia Pike, Toppled and broken, Row 08
Plummer, Benjamin; d. 07 Oct 1869, Aged 1 y 27 d, Son of B A and M J Plummer, Broken, Row 04
Plummer, Julia A; d. 09 Apr 1881, Aged 27 y 5 m 19 d, Wife of W L Plummer, Dau of J W and E Haws, Broken, Row 04
Plummer, Minerva J; d. 19 Mar 1879, Aged 55 y 2 m 4 d, Wife of B A Plummer, Row 04
Quaintance, Milton J; b. 1900, d. 1973, FLT, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Row 05
Quaintance, Thema A Murphy; b. 1904, d. 2001, Eastern Star, Row 05
Ray, Etta C; d. 19 Feb 1870, Aged 11 m 21 d, Dau of E and T B Ray, Row 01
Richards, David; d. 25 May 1872, Aged 69 y 2 m 11 d, broken and toppled, Row 09
Rudel, John; d. 11 Feb 1876, Aged 1 y 7 m 6 d, Son of C and M M Rudel, Broken, Row 04
Rudel, Lewis; d. 22 Nov 1872, Aged 3 y 6 m, Son of C and M Rudel, Broken, Row 04
Rudel, Lydia; d. 23 Mar 1882, Aged 3 y 3 m 21 d, Dau of C and M Rudel, Illegible, Row 04
Rudel, Mary M; d. 27 May 1888, Aged 37 y 1 m 22 d, Wife of C Rudel, Row 04
Stephenson, Nancy Poston; d. 07 May 1866, Aged 65 y 9 m, Wife of Wm Stephenson, Erected by their daughters Jeanette and Sarah, s/w William Stephenson, Row 05
Stephenson, William; d. 28 Jul 1865, Aged 65 y 2 m 24 d, Erected by their daughters Jeanette and Sarah, s//w Nancy Poston Stephenson, Row 05
Strickland, Helen E; b. 13 May 1921, d. 08 Feb 1996, Loving wife and mother, Row 05
Strickland, Theron; b. 10 Oct 1913, d. 03 Jan 1989, TEC 3 US Army World War II, Row 05
Wendt, Caroline; d. 24 Feb 1885, Aged 72 y, Wife of Henry Wendt, s/w Christof Wendt, Row 01
Wendt, Christof; d. 18 Jan 1882, Aged 82 y 11 m, s/w Caroline Wendt, Row 01
Wolfe, Sarah Jane; d. 20 Jun 1877, Aged 43 y 3 m 7 d, Wife of David Wolfe, Row 10

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