Uncle Ralph wrote a note to Charlie to document the history of the watch:
“Charles, I have had this watch since 1935 when Mom gave it to me. Dad gave it to her, I don’t know when. I thought it best to give it to you. Sincerely, Ralph.”Here's a picture of the actual note:
Charlie was named for both his grandfather and uncle Ralph so it makes sense that the watch would be passed to him. “Mom” would have been Charlie’s grandmother, Dessie (Church) Murphy.
|Left: Dessie (Church) Murphy|
Center: Charles Homer Murphy
Right: Ralph Junior Murphy
The watch still works.