Eugene Murphy and Rose Harty Marriage Certificate
My memory of Eugene, the youngest of the children of Matthew and Mary Ellen Murphy, was that he suffered from Parkinson's Disease and I always thought that he never married.
It was a shock when we found evidence that he married Rose Harty on October 1, 1932 when he was 28 years old.
Rose, who worked as a clerk-typist for the Hall of Records, was born in Newark in February of 1905, the daughter of James Harty and Sarah "Sadie" Connell.
Eugene lived with his family at 77 Murray Street in Newark.
The Hartys lived at 247 Isabella Avenue in Irvington, right across the street from my grandparents, Eugene's brother John Murphy and his wife Frances, and my father Bill Murphy, at 244 Isabella Avenue.
Eugene was 5' 7" tall and weighed 170 pounds. He had blue eyes and brown hair. He worked for the Smythe, Sanford & Gerard Insurance Company in New York City.
For a while, he and Rose lived in East Orange before eventually settling in Newark.
Eugene and Rose were married for 34 years when she died on December 3, 1966 at the age of 61. I was 12 years old at the time, but I have no memory that she ever existed.
Joseph and Helen died in 1970: Joseph, 77 years old on May 15, 1970; Helen 79 on August 1, 1970. Eugene died a year later on December 9, 1971. He was 68 years old. All are buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery in Newark.
Marriage Date: October 1, 1932
Marriage Location: Irvington, Essex County
Groom: Eugene B. Murphy; age 28; born in Newark, NJ; occupation: Clerk
His middle initial is actually V., for Vincent
Groom's Residence: 77 Murray Street, Newark, NJ
Groom's Father: Matthew Murphy
Groom's Mother: Mary McCarthy
Bride: Rose Harty; age 26; born in Newark, NJ
Bride's Residence: 247 Isabella Avenue, Irvington, NJ
Across the street from where John and Frances Murphy were living at 244 Isabella Ave.
Bride's Father: James Harty
Bride's Mother: Sadie Connell
Sadie is the nickname for Sarah
Witnesses: Joseph Murphy and (Mr. & Mrs.?) Howe
Joseph was Eugene's older brother.
The address for Howe is the same as Rose's.
Marriage Official: Rev. Thomas Mulvaney, 221 W. Market Street, Newark
221 West Market Street was the location of Saint Joseph's Roman Catholic church in Newark
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