Marion L. Murphy Dickey
(Mrs. Arthur Merritt Dickey)
The following information comes from Emily Hixson, whose family research includes some Dickeys:
In the 1900 Census for Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, the date of enumeration is shown as June 6. We read that Arthur Dickey, born December 1873 in Illinois, was now head of family, married 9 months; occupation: Government Clerk; and had "lost no work the prior year." He had married Marion Murphy, about September 1899. They were now renting a house at 640 Lawnsdale Avenue in Chicago. There was a third person listed as a resident, Georgia Murphy, a sister of Marion; they were two of the five known children born to William Wallace Murphy
(born 1837 in Pennsylvania) and Inez Atkins (born 1851 in Wisconsin).
A bit more about this Murphy Family -- which could be helpful if a researcher is considering other relationship possibilities between the Murphy and Dickey lines:
This family appears in a Minnesota State Census for 1875. They were in Watanwan County, in the town of Madelia. They are in the 1880 Minnesota Census, same county; same town.
These children are shown:
Ralph E. Murphy, b. 1868, Minn.
Georgia E. Murphy, b. 1870, Minn.
Marion L. Murphy, b. 12-14-1872, Minn. (Born in Madelia, Minn.)
Charles F. Murphy, b. 1875, Minn.
Florence M. Murphy, b. 1879, Minn.
Arthur and Marion Dickey were the parents of two known children: DOROTHY MAY, b. July 15, 1900, Illinois, and HELEN MARION DICKEY, born October 4, 1904, Illinois.
Sadly, Arthur's death was caused by injuries received in a vehicle accident on one of the public highways. His widow, Marion L. Dickey, died February 18, 1953. Birthdate: 12-14-1872, born in Madelia, Minn., daughter of William Wallace and Inez (nee Atkins) Murphy. Her last residence: 1039 Princeton Ave., Modesto, California. Both Arthur and his wife Marion are buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery, Glendale, CA.