Edward Emmitt Murphree1,2

M, #10726, b. 20 January 1921, d. 3 May 1942
2nd cousin of Joseph Wayne Peery
Descendants of William Peery
Descendants of Isaac Simpson Hayes
     Edward Emmitt Murphree was born on 20 January 1921 at Wichita County, Texas.3,2 He was the son of Harold Edwin Murphree and Evie Ester Peery.2 Edward Emmitt Murphree also went by the name of Toots.1 He died by suicide by hanging while suffering from dementia praecox at 4:30 am on 3 May 1942 at Austin State Hospital, 4110 Guadalupe Street, Austin, Travis County, Texas, at age 21 years, 3 months and 13 days.2 He was buried at Forest Park Cemetery, 6900 Lawndale, Houston, Harris County, Texas.1,2


  1. [S806] Find A Grave, online www.findagrave.com, Edward Emmitt “Toots” Murphree - Memorial 195847378.
  2. [S1293] Texas, U.S., Death Certificates, 1903-1982, online search.ancestry.com, Name:     Edward Murphree
    Gender:     Male
    Race:     White
    Age:     21
    Birth Date:     20 Jan 1921
    Birth Place:     Amarillo, Texas
    Residence:     Houston, Harris, Texas, USA
    Death Date:     3 May 1942
    Death Place:     Austin, Travis, Texas, USA
    Father:     Harold Edward Murphree
    Mother:     Evie Esther Perry.
  3. [S314] Texas, U.S., Birth Index, 1903-1997, online search.ancestry.com, Name:     Murphree
    Date of Birth:     20 Jan 1921
    Birth County:     Wichita
    Father's name:     H E Murphree
    Certificate Number:     6849
    Roll Number:     1921_0011.