Manuscripts/Mixed Material [E. L. Murphy]
Gauthier. Sheldon F,
Tarrant Co,. Dist,. #7
E. L. Murphy, 65, living at 116 [ahey?] St, Fort Worth, Texas, was born in Travis County, Texas, August 25th, 1872.
We was reared on a farm and learned to ride a horse at an early age. At the age of twenty he secured employment with the Graham Ranch, which ranged about [?] head on an open range.
About ten years of his life was spent working as a cowboy, then he returned to farming and [?] in that vocation until he retired in 1932.
He married [Mandy?] Berry, in 1880. They reared seven children. Two of them are living in Fort Worth and the others are at various localities.
E.L. Murphy, came to Fort Worth, in 1932. He has since made his home with [??] son [?]. E. Murphy.
His life's story follows:
“My life as a cowhand began when I was 20 years old, down in Travis County, 12 [miles?] West of Austin. There is [?] I was born, August 25th, 1872, on [?] farm [??] [?] my life, with the exception of 10 years [??] worked as a cow hand and since I came to Fort Worth, which [?] in 1932.
“I learned to ride a hoss at [????] [?] at my native home during the days of my youth. If you wished to [?] to some place those days, you either [?] your axles, [?] hoofed it, or rode a hoss.
“I hit up the big auger, Mr Graham, owner of the [?] outfit, for a job when I was 20 years old. That was [?] 1892. I was a [?] than, of [?????] [?] was. The ramrod sized me up for a [???] started to chin. I was [?] big enough to [???]