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Martin Murphy (1886 - 1975)

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Martin Murphy
1886 - 1975
Born
September 13, 1886
Death
May 1975
Last Known Residence
New York, New York County, New York 10021
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Martin Murphy of New York, New York County, New York was born on September 13, 1886, and died at age 88 years old in May 1975.
Updated: October 6, 2011
Biography ID: 17333941

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New York, New York County, New York 10021
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Martin Murphy passed away at age 88 years old in May 1975. Martin Murphy of New York, New York County, New York was born on September 13, 1886.

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Martin Murphy lived 17 years longer than the average Murphy family member when he died at the age of 88.
The average age of a Murphy family member is 71.
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1886 - 1975 World Events

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In 1886, in the year that Martin Murphy was born, on June 13th, the "Great Vancouver Fire" destroyed most of Vancouver, British Columbia. A small brush fire got out of control and spread to the rest of the city. Dozens of people died and it was only after the fire that money was raised for a fire hall. The local Squamish tribe rescued people who had jumped into bodies of water to escape the conflagration.

In 1898, when he was merely 12 years old, magnate and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller's Standard Oil Company controlled 84% of the oil and pipelines in the United States. Rockefeller grew Standard Oil through the merger of several other small oil companies throughout the U.S., creating a monopoly.

In 1905, by the time he was 19 years old, the Niagara Falls conference was held in Fort Erie, Ontario. Led by W.E.B. Du Bois and William Monroe Trotter, a group of African-American men met in opposition to racial segregation and disenfranchisement. Booker T. Washington had been calling for policies of accommodation and conciliation and these two men, along with the others who attended the conference, felt that this was accomplishing nothing. The group was the precursor to the NAACP.

In 1958, Martin was 72 years old when on January 31st, Explorer I, the United States' answer to Sputnik I (and 2,) was launched. America had entered the Space Race. The first spacecraft to detect the Van Allen radiation belt, it remained in orbit until 1970.

In 1975, in the year of Martin Murphy's passing, in January, Popular Mechanics featured the Altair 8800 on it's cover. The Altair home computer kit allowed consumers to build and program their own personal computers. Thousands were sold in the first month.

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