Murphy, Agnes (1876-after 1916)

Murphy Family, 1920s, Edward Owen Murphy, Agnus Murphy(nee Kirkwood, mother), John Denman Kirkwood Murphy; St. Michael’s University School; https://www.smus.ca/archives/photo/11020

Murphy Family, 1920s, Edward Owen Murphy, Agnus Murphy(nee Kirkwood, mother), John Denman Kirkwood Murphy; St. Michael’s University School; https://www.smus.ca/archives/photo/11020

Agnes Murphy was a widow who lived at 821 Denman Street in 1915 and 1916.

Agnes Murphy was born Agnes Kirkwood on January 14, 1876, in Scotland, possibly in or near Glasgow. Her father was John Kirkwood (1831-1898), who was a shoemaker. Agnes’s mother was Elizabeth (her surname was possibly Harrow).

About 1883, John Kirkwood and his family moved from Scotland to Canada. By 1888, he and his family appeared in the directory for Winnipeg, Manitoba. They were living at 102 Ross Street.

Henderson's Winnipeg Directory, 1888, page 249; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.1.9/221.html [edited image]

Henderson’s Winnipeg Directory, 1888, page 249; http://peel.library.ualberta.ca/bibliography/921.1.9/221.html [edited image]

They were still in Winnipeg in 1891.

"Canada Census, 1891," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKZ-CKC : accessed 16 February 2016), John Kirkwood, Ward 4, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148099; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148099-00090.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKZ-CKC : accessed 16 February 2016), John Kirkwood, Ward 4, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148099; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148099-00090.pdf.

By 1892, the Kirkwood family was living on Fernwood Road in Victoria, British Columbia.

Williams’ Illustrated Official BC Directory, 1892, Part 1, page 416 (Victoria) [edited image]

Williams’ Illustrated Official BC Directory, 1892, Part 1, page 416 (Victoria) [edited image]

John Kirkwood died in Victoria on September 5, 1898. He was buried in Ross Bay Cemetery in Victoria.

Victoria Daily Colonist, September 6, 1898, page 5; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18980906uvic/18980906#page/n4/mode/1up

Victoria Daily Colonist, September 6, 1898, page 5; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18980906uvic/18980906#page/n4/mode/1up

Elizabeth died in Vancouver on February 19, 1911. She was buried in Ross Bay Cemetery in Victoria.

Mrs. John Kirkwood, funeral description, Victoria Times, February 22, 1911, page 4; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-28092-11937-51?cc=2001136&wc=MMPW-2DP:7331905.

Mrs. John Kirkwood, funeral description, Victoria Times, February 22, 1911, page 4; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-28092-11937-51?cc=2001136&wc=MMPW-2DP:7331905.

 

Agnes Kirkwood

Agnes Kirkwood was born on January 14, 1876, in Scotland, possibly in or near Glasgow.

About 1883 she came with her parents to Canada. In 1888 and 1891, the family was living in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

In 1892, Agnes was living and her family were living on Fernwood Road in Victoria, British Columbia. She was a dressmaker.

Williams’ Illustrated Official BC Directory, 1892, Part 1, page 416 (Victoria) [edited image]

Williams’ Illustrated Official BC Directory, 1892, Part 1, page 416 (Victoria) [edited image]

Horace Lapierre

Agnes’s first husband was Horace Lapierre.

Horace was born in Montreal, Quebec, about 1861. By the mid-1880s, he was working as a baker in Victoria.

British Columbia Directory, 1884-1885, page 51 (Victoria)

British Columbia Directory, 1884-1885, page 51 (Victoria)

Horace later had a grocery store and bakery at the corner of Fort and Blanchard.

British Columbia Directory, 1887, page 54 (Victoria)

British Columbia Directory, 1887, page 54 (Victoria)

In 1888, Horace was charged with assaulting Herman Fried, a barber who had come to Victoria from San Francisco.

Victoria Daily Colonist, July 31, 1885, page 1, column 7; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18850731uvic/18850731#page/n0/mode/1up

Victoria Daily Colonist, July 31, 1885, page 1, column 7; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18850731uvic/18850731#page/n0/mode/1up

 

Victoria Daily Colonist, June 19, 1888, page 4, column 3; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18880619uvic/18880619#page/n2/mode/1up

Victoria Daily Colonist, June 19, 1888, page 4, column 3; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18880619uvic/18880619#page/n2/mode/1up

(Further information on the result of the appeal is not available.)

In 1893, Horace married Agnes Kirkwood, possibly in California. They set up their household in Victoria.

Victoria Daily Colonist, June 14, 1893, page 5, column 2; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18930614uvic/18930614#page/n4/mode/1up.

Victoria Daily Colonist, June 14, 1893, page 5, column 2; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18930614uvic/18930614#page/n4/mode/1up.

About nine months later, Horace died suddenly at home on March 9, 1894. He was buried in Ross Bay Cemetery in Victoria.

Agnes took over as proprietor of the grocery store.

Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1895, page 415 (Victoria)

Williams’ Official BC Directory, 1895, page 415 (Victoria)

She continued to live in Victoria through the rest of the 1890s.

 

Edward Owen Murphy

On February 24, 1902, in Hong Kong, Agnes married Edward Owen Murphy, who was a mechanical engineer. He was born in 1862, probably in Plymouth, England. (One source says that he was born in Liverpool.)

Edward had been an engineer on the R.M.S. “Empress of Japan,” which was part of the Canadian Pacific Steamships fleet that sailed between Canada and Asia.

Edward worked in the shipbuilding industry. He was with William Seybourne Bailey (1860-1936) in a well-respected firm called Bailey and Murphy, at 17 Praya Central in Hong Kong.

Agnes and Edward stayed in Hong Kong until 1910, when they moved to Vancouver, along with their children. W.S. Bailey carried on building vessels in Hong Kong.

"California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1W-4PD1 : accessed 17 February 2016), Edward Owen Murphy, 1910; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,465,616.

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1W-4PD1 : accessed 17 February 2016), Edward Owen Murphy, 1910; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,465,616.

In Vancouver, Edward established his mechanical engineering business at number 8 of the Winch Building.

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 1, page 965

Henderson’s Greater Vancouver Directory, 1911, Part 1, page 965

Edward and Agnes, along with their children, were living with Agnes’s mother, Elizabeth, at 736 Burrard Street.

On August 9, 1911, in Vancouver, Edward died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

 

Later Life

From 1912 to 1914, Agnes lived at 664 Burrard Street.

In 1915 and 1916, Agnes was at 821 Denman Street.

In the 1920s, her two sons, John and Edward, were at St. Michael’s University School.

Murphy Family, 1923; St. Michael’s University School, https://www.smus.ca/archives/photo/11019: L-R: John D.K. Murphy; Kathleen K. Murphy; Edward Owen Murphy.

Murphy Family, 1923; St. Michael’s University School, https://www.smus.ca/archives/photo/11019: L-R: John D.K. Murphy; Kathleen K. Murphy; Edward Owen Murphy.

No further information is available for Agnes.

Edward Owen Murphy and Agnes had the following children.

 

Kathleen K. [Kirkwood] Murphy

Kathleen Murphy was born in Hong Kong in October 1902.

She came to Vancouver with her parents in 1910, and she was living with them in Vancouver in 1911.

 

Edward Owen Murphy (Jr.)

Edward Owen Murphy (Jr.) was born in Hong Kong in September 1905.

He came to Vancouver with his parents in 1910, and he was living with them in Vancouver in 1911.

It appears that he attended St. Michael’s University School, a private boarding school in Saanich, near Victoria, British Columbia.

 

John Denman Kirkwood Murphy

John Denman Kirkwood Murphy was born in Hong Kong in May 1909.

He came to Vancouver with his parents in 1910, and he was living with them in Vancouver in 1911.

It appears that he attended St. Michael’s University School, a private boarding school in Saanich, near Victoria, British Columbia.

 

Sources

 

John Kirkwood (father of Agnes Kirkwood)

“Scotland Marriages, 1561-1910,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTBN-XZQ : accessed 17 February 2016), John Kirkwood and Elizabeth Harrow, 03 Jun 1853; citing Govan,Lanark,Scotland, reference ; FHL microfilm 1,066,592. (possible connection)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKZ-CKC : accessed 16 February 2016), John Kirkwood, Ward 4, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148099; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148099-00090.pdf

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKQ-W4C : accessed 16 February 2016), John Kirkwood, 1898; medical certificate of death: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HT-DYH5-HP?mode=g&i=2262&wc=S623-YWL%3A1069386901%3Fcc%3D1538285&cc=1538285.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGH-29H4 : accessed 16 February 2016), John Kirkwood, 1898; Burial, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ross Bay Cemetery; citing record ID 121310460, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121310460.

John Kirkwood, funeral description, Victoria Daily Colonist, page 5, column 2; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18980908uvic/18980908#page/n4/mode/1up: “Funeral of John Kirkwood.—Rev. Dr. Campbell conducted services at the residence and cemetery for the funeral of the late John Kirkwood, which took place yesterday. The funeral was largely attended. Messrs. Thomas Carson, J. Murie, John Brown, William Minty, J. Fullerton and J. Brown acted as pallbearers.”

 

Elizabeth [Harrow] (mother of Agnes Kirkwood)

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKZ-CKZ : accessed 16 February 2016), Elizabeth Kirkwood, Ward 4, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148099; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148099-00090.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVK-1T8 : accessed 16 February 2016), Elzebeth Kirkwood, D, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 16, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK1-XJQ : accessed 16 February 2016), Elizabeth Kirkwood, 1911; medical certificate of death: https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:S3HY-DR63-MDD?mode=g&i=2983&wc=S62C-6TL%3A1069395501%3Fcc%3D1538285&cc=1538285.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGH-29HW : accessed 16 February 2016), Elizabeth Kirkwood, 1911; Burial, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ross Bay Cemetery; citing record ID 121310453, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121310453.

Mrs. John Kirkwood, funeral description, February 22, 1911, page 4; https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-1961-28092-11937-51?cc=2001136&wc=MMPW-2DP:7331905: “The remains of the late Mrs. John Kirkwood, aged 74 years, who died in Vancouver on Sunday, arrived yesterday. The deceased is survived by one son, James, and three daughters, Mrs. E.O. Murphy, Miss Maggie Kirkwood, and Miss Elizabeth Kirkwood, residing in Vancouver. The funeral took place this afternoon at 2.30 o’clock, from the Hanna undertaking parlors, where services were conducted by the Rev. Dr. Campbell. Interment was made in the Ross Bay cemetery. The following acted as pallbearers: J.G. Brown, T. Carson, J. Fullerton, Dr. Russell, J. Murie, and W. Winterburn.”

Mrs. John Kirkwood, Victoria Daily Colonist, February 23, 1911, page 7; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist53376uvic#page/n6/mode/1up: “Kirkwood: The funeral of Mrs. John Kirkwood took place from the Hanna chapel yesterday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock, where many of her friends were present to pay their last respects. Interment was made in the Ross Bay cemetery beside the remains of her husband, who predeceased her twelve years ago. There were many floral pieces. Rev. Dr. Campbell officiated. The pallbearers were Mr. J.G. Brown, T. Carson, J. Fullerton, Dr. Russell, J. Muri [sic], and W. Winterburne [sic].”

 

Agnes Kirkwood

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKZ-CKX : accessed 16 February 2016), Agnes Kirkwood, Ward 4, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148099; http://data2.collectionscanada.gc.ca/1891/pdf/30953_148099-00090.pdf.

“Canada Census, 1901,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KHVK-1TX : accessed 16 February 2016), Agnes Lapierre in household of Elzebeth Kirkwood, D, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; citing p. 16, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa.

Edward Owen Murphy and Agnes La Pierre, marriage announcement, Victoria Times, March 24, 1902, page 8; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-899W-6C66?i=1931&owc=collection%2F2001136%2Fwaypoints&wc=M61J-HWP%3A284757401%3Fcc%3D2001136&cc=2001136: “Married: Murphy La Pierre—On the 24th February, at St. John’s Cathedral, Hong-kong, by the Rev. R.F. Cobbold, M.A., Edward Own Murphy and Agnes La Pierre, of Victoria, B.C.”

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1W-4P6M : accessed 18 February 2016), Agnes Murphy, 1910; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,465,616.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9Q85 : accessed 16 February 2016), Agnes Murphy in entry for Elizabeth Kirkwood, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

Society, Vancouver Province, September 5, 1914, page 8: “Mrs. E. O. Murphy, late of Hong Knog, has moved from Burrard street to 821 Denman Street.”

 

Horace LaPierre (husband of Agnes Kirkwood)

“The Lapierre Assault Case,” Victoria Daily Colonist, June 19, 1888, page 4, column 3; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18880619uvic/18880619#page/n2/mode/1up: “H. Lapierre, who was charged with assault on Fried, a barber, was fined $80 and thirty days imprisonment, in the police court yesterday. Prisoner’s counsel applied for a new trial on the ground that the conviction was under one act and the charge was made under another. After consideration Judge Richards allowed prisoner out on $500 bail and gave him fifteen days to make his appeal to a higher court. The case will come up for hearing at the next sitting of the county court. The evidence in the case goes to prove that prisoner was called some pretty tough names by Fried while in his store on Fort street, and in his anger Lapierre struck him in the face and kicked him, the latter unfortunately being serious in its effect.”

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKQ-N9C : accessed 18 February 2016), Herman Fried, Victoria City Yates Street Ward, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148094.

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWKQ-N9H : accessed 18 February 2016), Emily Fried, Victoria City Yates Street Ward, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148094.

Victoria Daily Colonist, July 31, 1885, page 1, column 7; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18850731uvic/18850731#page/n0/mode/1up: “Occidental Barber Shop, 108 Government Street, Between Broughton and Courtney streets. Shaving, 15 cts.; hair cutting, 25 cts. H. Fried, Late of San Francisco. Private Rooms for Cutting Ladies’ Hair.”

“Board of Alderman,” Victoria Daily Colonist, April 4, 1889, page 1, column 8; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18890404uvic/18890404#page/n0/mode/1up: “The city fathers met in solemn conclave at the usual hour last evening. . . . Communications. From H. Lapierre, making application for the use of a portion of Kane street for building purposes. Request granted subject to the usual conditions.”

Consignees, Victoria Daily Colonist, April 18, 1891, page 7, column 1; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18910418uvic/18910418#page/n6/mode/1up: “Per str. City of Puebla from San Francisco: . . . Horace La Pierre . . .”

Victoria Daily Colonist, April 25, 1891, page 8, column 1; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18910425uvic/18910425#page/n7/mode/1up: “Mr. H. Lapierre, of Fort street, has purchased through Messrs. A.W. More & Co., the Harbor View cottages, Dallas road, advertised for sale in the Colonist.”

“Canada Census, 1891,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MWK3-1FS : accessed 18 February 2016), Horace Le Pierre, Victoria City James Bay Ward, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada; Public Archives, Ottawa, Ontario; Library and Archives Canada film number 30953_148093.

City Council, Victoria Daily Colonist, December 31, 1891, column 4; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18911231uvic/18911231#page/n0/mode/1up: “From H. LaPierre—stating that he had ascertained since last Council meeting that the electric wife, by the falling of which his horse had been injured on Chatham street, was being put up by Corporation employees. Referred to Electric Light committee.”

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLK3-DWP : accessed 16 February 2016), Horas [sic] Lapierre, 1894.

Victoria Daily Colonist, March 10, 1894, page 5, column 1; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18940310uvic/18940310#page/n4/mode/1up: “The funeral takes place, to-morrow afternoon at 2 o’clock, of Mr. Horace Lapierre, the grocer of Fort street, who died yesterday morning of heart disease, with which he had known himself to be afflicted for some years past. Death came with remarkable suddenness, sleep simply merging into its unending counterpart. Mrs. Lapierre on waking in the morning was horrified beyond expression at finding her husband dead beside her; the spark of life had then been extinct for several hours. The late Horace Lapierre was a native of Montreal, P.Q., and a resident and business man of this city. He leaves a widow who one year ago was a bride, and also a brother, who resides in San Francisco.”

Horace Lapierre, funeral notice, Victoria Daily Colonist, March 13, 1894, page 8, column 1; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18940313uvic/18940313#page/n7/mode/1up: “The remains of the late Horace Lapierre, whose death occurred on Friday morning last, were interred in Ross Bay cemetery on Sunday afternoon. The funeral was well attended.”

Victoria Daily Colonist, April 24, 1894, page 5, column 2; http://archive.org/stream/dailycolonist18940425uvic/18940425#page/n4/mode/1up: “Letters of administration of the estate of the late Horace Lapierre, whose death was chronicled some time ago, have been granted to Mrs. Agnes Lapierre, widow of deceased. Mrs. Lapierre has purchased the interest of the other heirs in the estate and will carry on the business.”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVGH-29NT : accessed 16 February 2016), Horace La Pierre, 1894; Burial, Victoria, Capital Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Ross Bay Cemetery; citing record ID 121305594, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=121305594.

 

Edward Owen Murphy (husband of Agnes Kirkwood)

Edward Owen Murphy, Proceedings – Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Parts 3-4, 1894, page xci, list of associate members of the institution; https://books.google.ca/books?id=yQsLAAAAYAAJ&pg=PR91&lpg=PR91&dq=edward+owen+murphy+mechanical+engineer&source=bl&ots=B7fQ8OroPG&sig=pqHlkbuUWyjSEj65ksWTHOHxKow&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiPz53WwP_KAhUX02MKHSacC1gQ6AEIIjAC#v=onepage&q&f=false: 1894. Murphy, Edward Owen, R.N.R., Chief Engineer, R.M.S. “Empress of Japan,” Vancouver, British Columbia.”

Edward Owen Murphy , Institution of Mechanical Engineers: List of Members, 1903; page 132, associate members; http://www.mocavo.ca/Institution-of-Mechanical-Engineers-List-of-Members-1903-Volume-1903/982712/134: 1894. Murphy, Edward Owen, R.N.R., Messrs. Bailey and Murphy. 17 Praya Central, Hong Kong, China.”

“Death of Hong Kong Shipbuilder.” (Singapore Free Press. 8 January 1936. Page 12); quoted in William Seybourne Bailey, http://ourscottishheritage.blogspot.ca/2011/07/family-obituary-william-seybourne.html:

“Mr. W.S. Bailey’s Forty Years of Residence

The death of Mr. William Seybourne Bailey, managing director of W.S. Bailey and Co., Ltd., Kowloon Bay, took place at the War Memorial Hospital, Hong Kong, on Dec. 27 after a short illness, at the age of 76 years.

A resident of the Colony for the past 40 years, the late Mr. Bailey was one of the best liked and most highly respected business men in the Colony, having earned the affection both of friends and the staff of the firm which he so successfully established and managed.

Born in Ireland, the late Mr. Bailey was formerly connected with the Australian coasting trade and with the China coast, before going to Hong Kong. The firm of W.S. Bailey and Co. was formerly Messrs. Bailey and Murphy before the deceased took over the sole interest.

For many years the firm has had a high standing as shipbuilders and repairers, specialising in smaller craft, which were regarded a s models of good workmanship.”

Motor Yacht Gleniffer 1912, http://gleniffer.ca/: “One thriving ship-building company was W.S. Bailey and Co, founded in Hong Kong in 1897 by W.S. Bailey – a consulting engineer and importer of steam engines. In 1900, E.O. Murphy, (the former chief engineer in the C.P.R. liners Empress of India, Empress of China and Empress of Japan), joined Bailey as a partner. For years, their busy shipyard in Kowloon Bay turned out steel steamers and vessels of all kinds. It occupied six acres, with 450 feet of sea frontage. It employed upwards of 2,500 men.”

James Seybourne Bailey, Hong Kong Memory, http://www.hkmemory.hk/collections/hong_kong_cemetery/all_items/images/201309/t20130916_69271.html

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1W-4PD1 : accessed 17 February 2016), Edward Owen Murphy, 1910; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,465,616.

Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9Q8P : accessed 16 February 2016), Edward O Murphy in entry for Elizabeth Kirkwood, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKM-93G : accessed 18 February 2016), Edward Owen Murphy, 1911.

“Kills Himself With Repeating Rifle; Suicile [sic: Suicide] Due to Combination of Ill-health and Financial Trouble,” Vancouver Province, August 10, 1911, page 19:

“Placing a repeating rifle in his mouth, E.O. Murphy last evening practically blew the top of his head off. The shooting took place in the office of Doherty & Watt, real estate brokers, room 3, Tunstall block, corner of Dunsmuir and Granville streets, a few minutes after 7 o’clock.

Murphy was a consulting engineer with an office in the Winch building. It is supposed that a combination of ill-health and financial trouble let him to commit suicide. His friends state that he had been despondent for some time and that the deed was not entirely unexpected.

C. Niswald heard a shot and rushed to the room to find Murphy dying on the floor. Mr. Niswald immediately notified Dr. Ridgewood, but by the time he arrived, which was only a few minutes after the shooting took place, nothing could be done to save the man’s life. He died before the arrival of the ambulance.

Alfred Shaw, a barber employed in a shop below the room where the shooting took place, heard three shots and investigation proofed that Murphy had fired three shots. Three holes were found in the ceiling, but only one bullet had gone through the skull.

Murphy was a married man. He lived with his wife at 736 Burrard street. He resided for a number of years in Hong Kong, where he was engaged in shipbuilding. He was also at one time engineer on one of the Empress boats sailing to the Orient. He had only been in business here a few months. An inquest will be held.” [Note: the death certificate actually said that no inquest was deemed necessary.]

E.O. Murphy, obituary, Vancouver Province, August 11, 1911, page 20: “Murphy—The funeral of the late E.O. Murphy will take place tomorrow morning at 10 o’clock from the Mack Bros. pralors [sic: parlors].”

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-QY2G : accessed 18 February 2016), Edward Owen Murphy, 1911; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26301401, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26301401.

 

Kathleen K. Murphy (daughter of Agnes Kirkwood)

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1W-4P69 : accessed 18 February 2016), Kathleen Murphy, 1910; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,465,616.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9Q8R : accessed 16 February 2016), Katherine Murphy in entry for Elizabeth Kirkwood, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

 

Edward Owen Murphy, Junior (son of Agnes Kirkwood)

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1W-4P6S : accessed 18 February 2016), Edward G [sic] Murphy, 1910; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,465,616.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9Q8T : accessed 16 February 2016), Edward Murphy in entry for Elizabeth Kirkwood, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

 

John Denman Kirkwood Murphy (son of Agnes Kirkwood)

“California, San Francisco Passenger Lists, 1893-1953,” database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV1W-4P63 : accessed 18 February 2016), John D Murphy, 1910; citing San Francisco, San Francisco, California, United States, NARA microfilm publication M1410 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 1,465,616.

“Recensement du Canada de 1911,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV95-9Q8Y : accessed 16 February 2016), John D Murphy in entry for Elizabeth Kirkwood, 1911; citing Census, Vancouver Sub-Districts 1-18, British Columbia, Canada, Library and Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario; FHL microfilm 2,417,661.

 

James Kirkwood (brother of Agnes Kirkwood (Lapierre)(Murphy)

“Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X1HH-Z9G : accessed 17 February 2016), James Kirkwood, 06 Feb 1854; citing , reference ; FHL microfilm 1,042,982.

“British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986; 1992-1993”, database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FLKN-LGQ : accessed 18 February 2016), James Kirkwood, 1921.

“Find A Grave Index,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVV5-Q7J8 : accessed 17 February 2016), James Kirkwood, 1921; Burial, Vancouver, Greater Vancouver Regional District, British Columbia, Canada, Mountain View Cemetery; citing record ID 26317079, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=26317079.

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