Links & Leaps

It’s curious how your mind makes links & leaps in exploring a topic. The guest priest at St. Patrick’s in East Hampton, Ct. this Sunday was from the Phillippines. This reminded me of my Uncle Harold, a Jesuit Missionary in the Philippines from 1937 to his his death in 1970. Relooking at this 1945 artical

frhmwar.jpg yesterday, for the first time I realized he must have been in the Army. I’d read the piece a number of times, but never caught the implication of “Chaplain” Murphy. When did he join? How and where did he serve in the Philippines? And most important, where is he buried? So I collected most of the material I had into a webpage. There is always something new in the Genealogy Hobby to explore; and the net makes it much more possible for an amateur

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