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More information about my greater family includes details about my 3rd g grandfather Dr Dennis O'Reilly born in Killeshandra, Co Cavan, Ireland circa 1820. After migrating to the US he married Mary Jane Frances Bean of Rhode Island. Later, Dennis joined a KY Calvary unit out of Louisville and was in the US Mexican War including the battle of Buena Vista. Dennis lived until 1891 in Louisville. He and Mary Bean had two sons (both doctors as well) and three daughters. One of those daughters, Frances C O'Reilly Murphy is my 1st g grandmother. She lived from 1854 to 1897 and was married to Charles T Murphy, my g grandfather. They had two sons and two daughters. The oldest son was Charles Francis Murphy, my grandfather, who married Edna Hester Talbott out of Bardstown, Nelson Co. KY. They had three sons, Charles Talbott Murphy (he went by C "Tab"' Murphy) Frank Edward Murphy (killed in WW II in the Phillippines just before the war ended in 1945) and finally Joseph Brooks Murphy (also in WW II in the Pacific). In my own personal family, I'd married in Aug 1955 in Elma, Washington to my hi school sweetheart. Our first child was named after my Dad, thus we called him "Tab". However, his full name was as my Dad's Charles Talbott Murphy. To our surprise, he turned out to be a screenwriter in Hollywood and even worked with Disney for ten or more years on animated films receiving writing credit for such projects as ATLANTIS, TARZAN, HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME (he was just sick about the fire at that Paris Cathedral as he'd visited it during his writing) to name a few. He'd also written & directed his own film called "Last of the Dog Men" about a lost native American tribe in the ox-bow country of Montana (as I recall). It starred Tom Beringer and Barbara Hershey. More later.

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