Thursday, March 12, 2015

Some Pictures of my Father in High School 1941 03 12 2015

He was a Junior in High School in 1941.  He was a member of Forensics, Basketball, Boy Scouts, Boys Chorus and the photography club. That shows a lot of personal ambition at a young age to me.   People always told me I looked exactly like my father; I see it now.  He told me that by his picture in the next years year book they put the caption, "Let's argue."

God bless him.

Thomas Paul Murphy

The United States entered WWII ~ 1942.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Lineage to Great Great Great Great Grandfather John Murphy

My Great Grandfathers Obituary 11 26 2013

OBITUARY:The Loyal Tribune 20 April 1939
Murphy, Thomas A. (7 JUN 1863 - 12 APR 1939)
Thomas A. Murphy, 75, a resident of Loyal for the past 49 years, died at 10:45 P. M.
Wednesday, April 12th, at his home after a short illness. He had been sick since Good
Friday. [researcher's note: April 7, 1939]
A requiem high Mass was held Saturday morning at 9 o´clock at St. Anthony´s Church.
The Rev. Aloys Zinthefer officiated. Interment was made in the St. Anthony´s Catholic
Cemetery. Members of the fire departments, of which Mr. Murphy was a member acted
as honorary pall bearers and took charge of the flowers. Serving as pall bearers were
Leo Theisen, A. Motl, Albert Davel, Fred Stutte, John Geiger, and Henry Vogel.
Among the out of town relatives who attended the funeral were: Mr. and Mrs. Geo.
Hemmerich and family, Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Murphy and family, Mr. and Mrs. John
Daleiden, Mrs. M. Reardon, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Keller and family all of Milwaukee, Mrs.
A. Eidenberger, Port Washington, Mrs. E. Leonhard, Mr. Fred Leonhard of Dorchester,
Mr. and Mrs. N. Hindel, Dorchester, Mr. and Mrs. E. C. Leonhard and family of
Waukesha, Mr. and Mrs. Peter Leonhard of Marshfield, Mrs. Mary Hardinger, Mr. and
Mrs. John Hardinger, Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Hardinger, Mr. and Mrs. Ed. Hardinger, Mr.
Frank and Edward Hardinger, Mr. and Mrs. Aug. Brandt all of Marshfield, Mr. and Mrs.
John Fisher, Spencer, Mr. Louis Zinthefer, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Zinthefer, Miss Leona
Zinthefer, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Zinthefer, Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Zinthefer, Mr. and Mrs.
Wm. Zinthefer, Mrs. M. Yaeger and Mr. Frank Fleischman all of Marshfield.
Mr. Murphy was born in Theresa, Wis., June 7, 1863. He was married in St. Michael´s
Catholic Church in Hewitt to Barbara Zinthefer in February 1891.
Shortly after his marriage Mr. and Mrs. Murphy came to Loyal where he worked for the
same stave and heading mill for 30 years. After the mill closed he started a custom saw
mill which he conducted for 14 years. He also operated a steam shovel in Milwaukee.
Mr. Murphy was a member of the Village Board for one term and also a member of the
Loyal Fire Department since it was first organized, and also one of the original members
of the Catholic Church.
Surviving besides his wife, who has been confined to a wheel chair for several years,
are two sons William and Joseph Murphy, Loyal, two grandsons, three brothers, John,
Matt and Ed. Murphy Milwaukee, and two sisters, Mrs. Mary O'Neil and Mrs. Catherine
Viebrantz also of Milwaukee.

My Fathers Family Lineage

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

The Milwaukee and Wisconsin News: Father 11 20 2013

The Milwaukee and Wisconsin News: Father 11 20 2013: Father 11 20 2013 Did you ever watch your fathers hands work when you were a boy, and you thought, "He is my father, therefore I wil...

Monday, February 27, 2012

About the Genesis Laurel Rainbow picture

I painted this picture so that the grass in the scene resembled how my fathers hair looked as he lay in the hospital bed. It combines many symbolic themes.

Indeed it reminded me of Laurel. A Laurel wreath crown for ones head was the highest honor a roman could receive.

Timothy from the Bible that goes something like, “A new grain of wheat can not form until a seed is shed.”

In this painting I have taken that symbolism and it is seen creating a rainbow streak of light.

The painting was painted on the first piece of recycled paper that I ever made. The paper was made from my fathers old check stubs from Milwaukee Public Schools where he was a reading teacher for over 35 years.