Nellie, Bernice and Carrie at Nellie's wedding.
Miss Nellie Blanch Murphy
Nellie Blanch Murphy was born on 25 Dec 1887 in Hoxie, Sheridan, Kansas. She was raised in a large loving family with deep Irish roots. This is about her life, her ancestors, and their amazing stories.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Nellie married her sweetheart Walter Roberts on 26 Jul 1908 in Rexford, Thomas, Kansas. This union was the beginning of a very large family. Walter was born 29 Dec 1876 in Muscatine, Muscatine, Iowa. He was born to William Henry Roberts and Martha Elbern. His parents died when he was young and he was sent to live with Giles and Jennie (Sarah Jane) Humes.
Sunday, May 2, 2010
Wilfred Oliver Murphy was born on 15 Mar 1884 in Numa, Appanoose, Iowa. He passed away on 6 Apr 1903 in Colby, Thomas, Kansas.
This photo was taken by Rose Rochford between 1896 and 1902 in Atchison, Atchison, Kansas.
See story about Rochford Photography at http://www.ocghs.org/.
Miss Nellie Blanch was about 13 years old in this 1900 photo. According to her daughter Bernice Roberts, Nellie's hair was a beautiful strawberry blond. There were 10 children born to her parents and Nellie was number 7 in line.