James Matthew Murphey, 19081984 (aged 76 years)

Jim & Wanda Murphey - Headstone
Name
James Matthew /Murphey/
Given names
James Matthew
Surname
Murphey
Birth 1908 35 33

Birth

MarriageWanda ?FISH?View this family

27th President of the United States
William Howard Taft
March 4, 1909 (aged 1 year)

Birth of a brotherGeorge L. Murphey
1910 (aged 2 years)

Death of a maternal grandfatherSamuel B Smith
February 25, 1910 (aged 2 years)
Birth of a sisterMildred Murphey
1912 (aged 4 years)

Death of a paternal grandmotherNancy Ann Maitlen
1912 (aged 4 years)

28th President of the United States
Woodrow Wilson
March 4, 1913 (aged 5 years)

Birth of a sisterLorraine B Murphey
July 2, 1914 (aged 6 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherSamuel B Murphey
1915 (aged 7 years)

Death of a brotherSamuel Walker Murphey
1921 (aged 13 years)

29th President of the United States
Warren G Harding
March 4, 1921 (aged 13 years)

30th President of the United States
Calvin Coolidge
August 2, 1923 (aged 15 years)

31st President of the United States
Herbert Hoover
March 4, 1929 (aged 21 years)

32nd President of the United States
Franklin D Roosevelt
March 4, 1933 (aged 25 years)

Marriage of a siblingGlenn MitchellLorraine B MurpheyView this family
November 29, 1934 (aged 26 years)

Death of a motherKora Lovewell Smith
1944 (aged 36 years)

33rd President of the United States
Harry S Truman
April 12, 1945 (aged 37 years)

34th President of the United States
Dwight D Eisenhower
January 20, 1953 (aged 45 years)

Death of a fatherGeorge Albert Murphey
1954 (aged 46 years)

35th President of the United States
John F Kennedy
January 20, 1961 (aged 53 years)

36th President of the United States
Lyndon B Johnson
November 22, 1963 (aged 55 years)

37th President of the United States
Richard Nixon
January 20, 1969 (aged 61 years)

38th President of the United States
Gerald Ford
August 9, 1974 (aged 66 years)

39th President of the United States
Jimmy Carter
January 20, 1977 (aged 69 years)

Death of a brotherGeorge L. Murphey
1981 (aged 73 years)

40th President of the United States
Ronald Reagan
January 20, 1981 (aged 73 years)

Death 1984 (aged 76 years)

Family with parents
father
18731954
Birth:
Death: 1954
mother
18751944
Birth:
Death: 1944
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younger sister
3 years
younger sister
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Birth: July 2, 1914 41 39Albany, Indiana
Death: January 24, 2003Muncie, Indiana
sister
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Death: 1981
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himself
Jim & Wanda Murphey - Headstone
19081984
Birth:
Death: 1984
-15 years
elder brother
18921921
Birth:
Death: 1921
Family with Wanda ?FISH?
himself
Jim & Wanda Murphey - Headstone
19081984
Birth:
Death: 1984
wife
19051990
Birth:
Death: 1990
Marriage Marriage
Jim's "South Pacific" Tales

During the Second World War, James Murphey was serving in the U.S. Army in the Pacific theater of war as an M.P. (Military Policeman). One of his responsibilities was to keep watch over captured Japanese prisoners of war. 

He told me this story (more than once) when I was young:. 

"The MPs would share a tent in bivouac and were never stationary for too long. One night, he was sleeping restlessly and arose to see an escaped POW in the tent that he shared with other MPs. Jim kept a loaded 45 caliber semi-automatic pistol under his bed rest every night as I'm sure many others if not all others did, and out of reflex shot the Jap dead in the tent in the middle of the night."

Steve D.

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