Born: January 11, 1833, in Cork, Ireland
Died: April 18, 1930, in Bonner Springs, Kansas
Early in life Jeremiah Murphy came to America and gradually drifted west with the advancing of civilization. Among his first outstandng accomplishments was as a rider for the Pony Express where he was stationed at Fort Bridger, Wyoming.
With the coming of the railroad he turned to gold mining, operating in Utah and Montana. Next he was a government contractor furnishing supplies for western army posts.
He finally settled in Leavenworth County, Kansas, where he engaged in farming, turning his attention to potatoe growing. At one time he was reputed the largest grower in the valley, possesssing hundreds of acres of land.
He was married to Margaret V. Murphy.
Jeremiah Murphy is buried in Mount Calvary Cemetary, Levenworth , Kansas.
Information from a Kansas City Star 1930 obiturary provided by his great grandson Jerry Stubbs.