Ena Ruby Kessey (nee Murphy), circa 1990

Ena Ruby Murphy

(1908 - 1995)

Detailed biography

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Personal details


     Ena was born on 6 September 1908 in Bourke, AustraliaG.1,2 She was the daughter of George Charles Reed Murphy and Ellen Ruby Bowen.1,2 As of circa 1927 her married name was Kessey.

Family surname

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     She died at age 87 on 16 October 1995 in Bathurst, AustraliaG. She was buried on 19 October 1995 in Bathurst Cemetery, Bathurst, AustraliaG.
Gravestone for Ena Ruby Kessey, October 1995

Family life


     She married Halvar Roy Kessey on 29 October 1928 in Saint Ignatius Church, Bourke, AustraliaG.2
Halvar Roy Kessey and Ena Ruby Murphy were married on 29 October 1928 at St Ignatius Church in Bourke NSW

Children of Ena Ruby Murphy and Halvar Roy Kessey

Life event details

Census, occupation and residence information

  • She was employed as typist by Hales Department Store on 29 October 1928 in Bourke, AustraliaG.2

Remaining events

  • She was ill on 27 January 1961 with a stomach ulcer operation.3



  1. [S202] Death Certificate for Ellen Ruby Murphy, 004939/1912, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 15 Apr 1912.
  2. [S205] MC for Halvar Roy Kessey and Ena Ruby Murphy, Number 019996, Volume 1928, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 29 Oct 1928.
  3. [S51] Reginald Bruce Fleming, compiler, Bruce Fleming, Western Herald extracts, (n.pub., n.p.).


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