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    GEORGE OWEN MURPHY, a representative farmer of Brown Township, Miami County, residing on a valuable property consisting of eighty acres of well improved land, situated one and one-half miles northeast of Fletcher, owns a second farm, of fifty-five acres located north of Fletcher. He was born in Greene County, Ohio, May 5, 1858, and is a son of J.C. and Mercy Murphy. The father of Mr. Murphy was born in New Jersey and came early to Ohio, settling in Greene County, where he married Mercy Sackett. They had two sons and three daughters. Mr. Murphy followed farming all his active life, for many years in Greene County and later in Miami County, near Fletcher. There he died when aged eighty-six years.

    George Owen Murphy has been engaged in agricultural pursuits ever since he left school. He assisted his father, being the youngest of the sons, and remained at home until his marriage and then came to his present place, on which he has made all the excellent improvements. He carries on a general farming line, raising grain, potatoes, hay and stock. Mr. Murphy married Miss Sarah Serrilda Berryhill, a daughter of Aaron Berryhill, of Miami County, and they have one daughter, Ferna May, who resides at home. Mr. Murphy is a Democrat in his political views. He is a member of the Odd Fellows, at Fletcher.

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