In Memory

Elizabeth Fisher (Murphy) - Class Of 1876

Mrs. Elizabeth Fisher Murphy, 92, probably Delphi's oldest citizen, died at her home here at 12:45 a.m. Monday, January 17, 1949 following a stroke of paralysis suffered Saturday.
  Mrs. Murphy taught school for more than 20 years.  She taught at Delphi, Indianapolis, Iowa City, Iowa; Lafayette, Owasco and Pyrmont.  At one time she lectured on "Dress Reform" on the chautauqua programs.  She was instrumental in organizing the Red Cross here and the P.T.A. She was a member of the Presbyterian church and the Rebekah Lodge and until her illness was a member of the Delphi Womans club.
  While still teaching she adopted twin daughters, Jessie and Joan Sweeney, and later a foster daughter, Lucy Zahn, now of Logansport.
  She was born at Prince William in Carroll county, November 9, 1856, the daughter of Jacob and Sarah Hess Fisher.  On December 31, 1901 she was united in marriage with Charles S. Murphy, who preceded her in death.  Mrs. Murphy had been an invalid for several years.
  She leaves an adopted daughter, Jessis Oswald, with whom she made her home here, and the foster-daughter, Lucy Zahn at Lafayette; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and a number of nephews and nieces.
  Funeral rites were held at the Patrick Mortuary Wednesday afternoon with Rev. Harry Parker of Dayton officiating.  Burial was made in the I.O.O. F. cemetery.
Obituary notice taken from the Delphi Journal, Thursday, January 20, 1949