Thursday, December 10, 2009

J.W. Murphy, Undertaker

J.W. Murphy Undertaker business on Amsden St., Malone
(From the collection of the Franklin County Historical & Museum Society, 1971.330)

John W. Murphy established his business in Malone in 1899 on Amsden Street, later moving to a West Main Street address, and continued operation until his death in 1936. His daughter, Mary E. Murphy, joined the business as a licensed funeral director, took over management of the family business, and in 1971 merged the J.W. Murphy Funeral Home with that of Francis St. Mary to form the St. Mary-Murphy Funeral Home.

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