William J. Murphy
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Mary Esther Turner

William P. Murphy

  • Born: Nov 22, 1914, Indianapolis
  • Marriage: Mary Esther Turner on Jul 10, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Died: Apr 15, 1985, Texas at age 70

bullet  General Notes:

was Mary E. Turner's first boyfriend...
Was a boxer. Fought Jake Lamotta, Cecil Hanson. Knew Cassius Clay, met Ronald Reagan
Was head of the Illinois Golden Gloves Commission
died at 7:13 pm in the arms of Mary of cancer
buried in Danville
Was a Catholic

Trained under his father
fought all over the world
did not smoke or drink
clean cut kid
professional boxer in Australia and Mexico
headed sporting dept at Danville, Ill VA hospital


William married Mary Esther Turner, daughter of Thomas Everett Turner and Mary Alice Hilliard, on Jul 10, 1942 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Mary Esther Turner was born on Jan 14, 1914 in Fairmont, Illinois 3.)

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