Rev. Bob Gage Murphy

b. 21 August 1874, d. 19 April 1949

Rev. Bob Gage Murphy, 1874-1949
  • Rev. Bob Gage Murphy was born on 21 August 1874 in Union County, South Carolina.
  • He married Carrie Maurice Pegues, daughter of William Wesley Pegues and Ella Lee Pegues, on 22 April 1908 in South Carolina.
  • The following appeared on 26 April 1908 in The State: An unusually lovely wedding was solemnized in the Methodist church on Wednesday evening at 7:30 o'clock, when Miss Carrie Maurice Pegues and Rev. Bob G. Murphy, pstor of the church, were united in marriage, the ceremony being impressively performed by the presiding elder, Rev. P. F. Kilgo of Florence. . . .
  • Rev. Bob Gage Murphy and Carrie Maurice Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Tatum, Marlboro County, South Carolina. Other members of the household included Ella Lee Pegues and Ella Lee Pegues.
  • He was employed as a clergyman, according to the 1910 census.
  • Rev. Bob Gage Murphy registered for the draft on 12 September 1918 in Dillon County, South Carolina, while living in Latta with his wife Carrie, and employed there as a minister.
  • Rev. Bob Gage Murphy and Carrie Maurice Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 January 1920 in Conway, Horry County, South Carolina. Other members of the household included Bob Gage Murphy Jr., Ella Lee Pegues and Ella Lee Pegues.
  • He was employed as a minister, according to the 1920 census.
  • Rev. Bob Gage Murphy and Carrie Maurice Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1930 in Barnwell, Barnwell County, South Carolina, at Railroad Avenue. Other members of the household included Bob Gage Murphy Jr. and Caroline Pegues Murphy.
  • He was employed as a clergyman by the Methodist Church, according to the 1930 census.
  • Rev. Bob Gage Murphy and Carrie Maurice Pegues appeared in the US federal census of 1 April 1940 in Heath Springs, Lancaster County, South Carolina, at Stage Street South. Other members of the household included Caroline Pegues Murphy. In 1935 they were living in Georgetown, South Carolina.
  • He was employed as a minister, according to the 1940 census.
  • Rev. Bob Gage Murphy died on 19 April 1949 at age 74 in Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina, at Tuomey Hospital . His death was officially witnessed by Carrie Maurice Pegues.
  • At the time of his death Rev. Bob Gage Murphy was living in Sumter, Sumter County, South Carolina, at 514 West Liberty Street.
  • His wife Carrie Maurice Pegues became a widow at his death.
  • He was buried at Old Saint David's Episcopal Church Cemetery in Cheraw, Chesterfield County, South Carolina.
  • The following appeared in a local newspaper: (Sumter, April 19) The Rev. B. G. Murphy, 74 years old, died at noon at the TUomey hospital. He was a retired Methodist minister of the South Carolina conference.
         Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p. m. Thursday at the Trinity Methodist church in Sumter, conducted by the Rev. J. Peeler, district superintendent. Burial will follow at St. Davis cemetery in Cheraw.
         Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Carrie Pegues Murphy; one son, Bob G. Murphy, Jr., of albany, Ga; one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Bridges, of Heath Springs, and four grandchildren.
  • A biographical sketch appears in Twentieth Century Sketches of the South Carolina Conference, M.E. Church, South (1914).
  • Last Edited: 18 Feb 2015

Family: Carrie Maurice Pegues b. 3 October 1885, d. 27 December 1974