John Stephen Campbell Murphy (1889 – 1951)

John “Steppa” was born in Blayney in 1889.

John (Steppa) Murphy

He married to Bessie Hazel Ninon Moon in Wollongong in 1923. Bessie was born in Milton on 16/07/1906 and baptised on 14/06/1908, together with her brothers John William and Clarence Edward.

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They had the following children:

  • Doreen Theresa Murphy (1923 – 1961)

  • Enid Josephine Murphy (1925 – 1990)

  • Peter Murphy (1931 – 1971)

  • Shirley Ann Murphy (1933 – 1990)

John died in Narrabeen on 04/12/1951.

Bessie died in Unanderra on 07/06/1988 and is buried in Wollongong Cemetry,

Doreen Teresa Murphy (1923 – 1961)

Doreen was born in Wollongong in 1923.

She married to John Walter Watchers in 1942 in Wollongong. John was born in 1920.

They had 3 children:

  • Rhonda Ann Watchers ( 1942 – 1946)

  • Therese Watchers (1948 – 1998)

  • Rosemary Watchers (1955 – 2013)

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John our POP with Debra and Doris) (courtesy Debra W.)

Doreen died in Bulli in 1961.

John died in Wollongong on 04/07/1974.

Enid Josephine Murphy (1925 – 1990)

Enid was born in Wollongong in 1925.

She married to Henry Ambrose Nicholson in 1946 in Wollongong. Henry was born in 1918.

They had 2 children.

The marriage ended in divorce.

Enid remarried to Herbert Victor Coulstock. Herbert was born in Bexley on 23/05/1927.

Enid died in Windang on 20/01/1990.

Herbert died in 2009 in Wollongong.

Henry died in Port Kembla on 25/02/2017.

Peter Murphy (1931 – 1971)

Peter was born in Wollongong in 1931.

He died on 24/12/1971 in NSW.

Shirley Ann Murphy (1933 – 1990)

Shirley was born in 1933 in Wollongong.

She married to Wallis Scott in 1953 in Wollongong. Wallis was born in Wollongong on 27/03/1929.

They had 3 children.

Shirley died in Wollongong on 02/10/1990.

Wallis died on 24/02/2012 in Albian Park.