Memorable Manitobans: William Wallace Murphy (1876-1929)
Born at Hamilton, Ontario on 9 December 1876, he came to Winnipeg in 1907 and served as general manager of the Barber-Ellis Stationery Company until his death. In 1903, he married Edith Helen Simpson (1876-1938) of Kitchener, Ontario and they had four children: Kathleen Murphy (1904-?, wife of James Graham), Kenneth Wallace Murphy (1906-1991), Margaret Edith Murphy (1913-?), and David Knox Murphy (1917-?). He was a member of All Saints Anglican Church, St. Charles Country Club, and Motor Country Club. He died at his Winnipeg home, 28 Middle Gate, on 2 March 1929.
Birth and death registrations, Manitoba Vital Statistics.
1911 Canada census, Automated Genealogy.
1921 Canada census, Ancestry.
Death registration [William Wallace Murphy], Manitoba Vital Statistics.
“W. W. Murphy, 52, well-known in business, dies,” Winnipeg Tribune, 2 March 1929, page 3.
Obituary [Kenneth Wallace Murphy], Winnipeg Free Press, 7 May 1991, page 35.
Obituaries and burial transcriptions, Manitoba Genealogical Society.
This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.
Page revised: 26 June 2021