Ethel (Murphy) McGrath (1881 - 1941)

Ethel (Murphy) McGrath
1881 - 1941
updated July 27, 2020
Ethel (Murphy) McGrath, mother to 1 child, was born in 1881. She was born into the Murphy family and married into the McGrath family. She was born to Bernard Murphy and Ellen (Donovan) Murphy, with sibling Bernard. Ethel 's partner was Charles Eassie, and they gave birth to Charles Marshall Eassie. Ethel married John McGrath. She died in 1941 at age 60.

The Argus, Melbourne, 8th August 1908.
On the 1st July, at St. Peter's, Eastern Hill,
by the Rev. E. S. Hughes, Charles eldest son
of Charles James Eassie, of Fitzroy, to Ethel,
eldest daughter of the late Mrs. Bernard
Murphy, of Fitzroy.

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Ethel (Murphy) McGrath, mother to 1 child, passed away in 1941 at age 60. Ethel was born in 1881. She was born to Bernard Murphy and Ellen (Donovan) Murphy, with sibling Bernard. Ethel 's partner was Charles Eassie, and they gave birth to Charles Marshall Eassie. She married John McGrath.
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In 1881, in the year that Ethel (Murphy) McGrath was born, on October 26th, the "Gunfight at the O.K. Corral" happened in Tombstone, Arizona. The gunfight lasted only 30 seconds - the Earps and Doc Holliday on one side and the "Cowboys" on the other side. The McLaury brothers and Billy Clanton of the Cowboys were killed. Two of the Earp brothers and Doc Holliday were wounded.

In 1897, she was 16 years old when on March 4th, William McKinley became the 25th President of the United States. He had beaten William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 election by 51% to 46.7% in the popular vote. Six months into his second term as President, McKinley was assassinated.

In 1928, by the time she was 47 years old, aviatrix Amelia Earhart, age 31, became the first woman to fly solo across North America and back in August. In June, she had been part of a 3 man crew that flew the Atlantic Ocean but since she had no instrument training, she couldn't fly the plane - she kept the flight log. The North American flight became one of her many "firsts" as a female pilot.

In 1936, at the age of 55 years old, Ethel was alive when on November 3rd, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt was reelected to a second term. He ran against Republican Governor Alf Landon (Kansas), defeating Landon in the popular vote by 60.8% to 36.5%. Vermont and Maine were the only two states in which Landon won. John Nance Garner IV became the Vice-President in this election.

In 1941, in the year of Ethel (Murphy) McGrath's passing, on June 25th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 8802, prohibiting racial discrimination in the defense industry. EO 8802 was the first federal action to prohibit employment discrimination - without prejudice as to "race, creed, color, or national origin" - in the U.S. Civil Rights groups had planned a march on Washington D.C. to protest for equal rights but with the signing of the Order, they canceled the March.

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