John Patrick Murphy

ID# 2926, (1848-1910)
     John Patrick Murphy was born on 4 January 1848 in Ontario.1 He has also been reported to have been born on 13 January 1847.2 He was the son of Thomas Murphy and Mary Dougherty.1,3 He married Bridget Catherine Regan, daughter of John Regan and Mary Hamilton, on 16 April 1883 in St Mary's Cathedral, Kingston, Frontenac County, Ontario.3 He died on 3 April 1910 of tuberculosis of the throat in Front of Leeds and Lansdowne Twp, Leeds & Grenville County, Ontario, at age 62.2

Research Note: There is another John Murphy with wife Bridget and 3 children on the 1891 census of Pittsburgh, Frontenac County. On first glance, this would appear to be "our" John Murphy who lived in Pittsburgh when he married Bridget Regan. However, by 1901 this John Murphy has apparently died as his children are listed with Patrick & Bridget Joice, whereas "our" John Murphy outlived Bridget and is shown with his children and his father Thomas (also named on the marriage record) on the 1901 census.

Census Records

YearPlaceHead of Household
1891Leeds Front Twp, Leeds South, OntarioJohn Patrick Murphy4
1901Front of Leeds and Lansdowne Twp, Leeds & Grenville County, OntarioJohn Patrick Murphy1
Last Edited=27 Apr 2012

Children of John Patrick Murphy and Bridget Catherine Regan


  1. [S1146] John P Murphy, 1901 Census (Front Leeds & Lansdowne, Leeds, Ontario), Pg 4, lines 23-30, Ancestry,
  2. [S1224] John Patrick Murphy, Death Registration 017858 (11 Jul 1910), Ancestry,
  3. [S1134] Bridget Regan & John Murphy, Marriage Registration 003226 (30 Jun 1883), Ancestry,
  4. [S1145] John P Murphy, 1891 Census (Front Leeds, Leeds, Ontario), Pg 46, lines 15-20, Ancestry,
  5. [S1430] Baptisms, marriages, burials 1874-1910: baptism of Catherine Mildred Murphy; page 46, St Barnaby Church, Brewers Mills, Frontenac County, Ontario. Viewed on 2 Feb 2012, at, database: Ontario, Roman Catholic Church Records, 1760-1923, img 26.