Who is this?

I had this photo labeled as James Joseph Murphy, but I’m starting to think this may be someone else.  James J Murphy died in 1917 at 36 years old.  This man looks a little older, don’t ya think?  To give some comparison, the photo on the right is actually James J Murphy.

The hair part is different, but the eyes and cheeks are very similar.  Could be him, his father, or someone completely different.  What are your thoughts?  Does anyone know where the photo on the left came from?

8 Responses

  1. Barbara Updegraff Pirolt

    I wonder if he was Margaret Richards’ Father, Margaret Richards resembles him along with Elizabeth and Edward Murphy.

  2. Aunt Betty

    Hi Katie, the faces do look similar but I have no idea where the picture is from or who it might be. How did you get it?

  3. Aunt Betty

    I agree with you. He looks so much like my great grandmother. I just love going to this site. Thank you for all the research you do. Now for sure we know that we are Welsh and my dad really always played up the German. Wish he were here to see this.

  4. Patti Murphy-Martin

    Hi Katie….Long story as to who I am…..I was married to Thomas R. Murphy for 38 years….My name is Patti and yes we have 3 sons…Thomas, Donald, and James….Tom, Sr. died at the age of 56 from lung cancer in 1998….This is picture I have as James Joseph Murphy….Yes, this is the one in the same person…You have done a great joy in this true labor of love….

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