This is the headstone of Patrick Murphy who is buried at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Chicago. Patrick is not a relative of mine. I came across the tombstone while doing some research at the cemetery. I decided to post the photo, since it gave specific information about Patrick's place of origin in Ireland.
Here is a close-up view of the inscription.
The inscription reads:
PATRICK MURPHY BORN IN THOMASTOWN CO. KILKENNY, IRELAND DIED AUG. 4, 1901 AGED 70 YEARS MAY HE REST IN PEACE
I am a genealogist with over 30 years experience. I have been researching my own family history since 1974, and I did client research for several years. I hope to have more time for research and blogging in 2012 than I have had in the last two years.