Skip to Content

John J. Murphy-Jones

John J. Murphy-Jones

John J. Murphy (changed to Jones 1870, back to Murphy sometime after 1879) taken about 1909 at his home. Shown with second wife, Mary Cavanaugh, and unknown children (grandchildren?)
b. abt. 1840 Ireland or England
immigrated to NY 1870 with first wife, Eliza Goodhugh Jones.
d. abt. 1911.
Note his large size - the Catholic cemetery would not allow his burial because it required an oversized lot, according to family lore.
John Jones was superintendent of construction for the Corcoran Art Building (now the Renwick) in Washington DC abt 1873.

Click on the City or Town name right under the name of the photograph, to view more photographs from that city or town.  If there's a county listed, you can view more photographs from that county.  If you see a surname listed under the title of the photograph, you can click on that surname or surnames to view more photos that are associated with that surname.  Same thing works with any of the other "tags" listed right under the title of the photograph. You may be able to make the photo larger, if the original photograph was larger than the photo shown here. Click on the word "original" above and a window will open with a the photo in a larger size.  Want to add some information or comment on this photo?  Click on "Add new comment" above.



Smokers | image