My Ancestral Chart
Murphy Family Chart
Murphy Family History
Causes of Death
The wedding took place October 27, 1956 at the Caswell Street Baptist church in Afton, New York.
Robert was living with his parents William and Ethel Bechtold in nearby Onadilla.
Ethel May and her parents Mr. and Mrs. William McCulley lived in Afton. William McCulley was Ethel May's stepfather.
Ethel May's original surname was Shaw.
Ethel May had a previous marriage to Carl Hartwell. Her daughter from that marriage, Sylvia Hartwell, was Ethel May's maid of honor.
Ethelbert Bechtold was Robert's best man. One of the ushers was Robert's brother Richard Bechtold.
Ethel May was employed as a nurse's aid the hospital in Sidney, New York.
Robert was a graduate of the Saunders Trades School in Yonkers and attended Pratt Business Institute in New York.
He was a veteran of World War Two and was employed at the Scintilla plant in Sidney.
After the wedding, the couple resided with her parents at 92 North Main Street in Afton.