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Thomas Eugene "Gene" Dunphy

Male 1916 - 1998  (81 years)


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  • Name Thomas Eugene "Gene" Dunphy  [1
    Gender Male 
    Born 8 April 1916  Creston, Union Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Submitter 225 
    Died 21 March 1998  Creston, Union Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 26 March 1998  Calvary Cemetery, Creston, Union Co., Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I55023  Clan Moffat Genealogy
    Last Modified 10 December 2007 

    Father Henry Dunphy 
    Mother Pearl Davenport 
    Family ID F35745  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family/Spouse Living 
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Living
    +3. Living
    +4. Living
    Family ID F35746  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Born 2 miles east of Creston.
      Gene attended St. Malachy's School and graduated from Creston High School in 1934.
      Gene and Naomi set up housekeeping on an acreage owned by his father at 705 South Cedar Street, Creston, Iowa; and in March 1943, they moved to the farm once owned by his grandfather, Thomas Edward Dunphy, one-fourth mile west of Gene's birthplace.
      Upon graduation from high school, Gene farmed with his father. When the latter retired in 1938, Gene and his brother-in-law, Edward John Hanrahan, formed the Dunphy-Hanrahan Partnership for farm operation which continued until Ed's retirement in 1973. Their progress over the years is evidenced by the increase in acreage farmed from 580 acres to 1,120 acres. Chief crops were corn, soybeans, and oats. Average annual holding of livestock approximated 150 head of cattle and 300 head of hogs. For 20 years, they milked an average of 25 cows. The Wallace Farmer of Des Moines named them one of five Master Iowa Farmers in 1968. Operation of the same acreage and more was assumed by Gene's two sons, Ronald and Thomas, as Ed and Gene retired.
      During these busy years, the family found time for a vacation each summer. Also, Gene and naomi participated in various agricultural, civic, and reigious activities. For 27 years (1953-1980) Gene served as Secretary of the Board of the Farmers Cooperative, and in 1967 he was one of the fifteen invited to make an Agricultural Exchange visit to Russia, Hungary, Germany, England, and France.
      Gene serves as a member of the Des Moines Diocesan Pastoral Council, and he and naomi consider one of their rarest privileges to have received the Holy Eucharist from His Holiness Pope John Paul II during his visit to the Living History Farm, near Des Moines in 1979. [Hist. of Union Co., IA, 1981]

  • Sources 
    1. [S19] Original Riders GEDCOM File, Robert and Frances Moffitt.

    2. [S1524] eMail message titled “Proposed Change: Family/Spouse: Living/Living (F35746)", from Carolyn Miller.


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