The Leader; Lexington, Kentucky; February 17, 1896; Page 5 column 2


The Burial of Isaac Murphy Took Place Sunday Afternoon.

Yesterday afternoon the funeral services of Isaac Murphy was held at his late home on East Third street, and afterward the body was buried with Masonic ceremonies at the colored cemetery. At the funeral services at the home, conducted by Rev. S. P. Young, of the First Baptist Church, there was a very large gathering of friends of the dead jockey. Among the number was Col. James E. Pepper, Judge James R. Jewell, H Eugene Leigh, S. C. Eyne, John B Rogers and others. The floral offerings were beautiful and included a wreath from Fred Taral, a large and beautiful horse shoe from Anthony Hamilton and R. Williams, double hearts from John Perkins, a horse shoe from Charles Anderson, and large offerings of lillies of the valley from Ed Corrigan, Col. L. P. Tarlton and Ed Brown.

The body was escorted to the cemetery by Sardis and Lincoln Lodges, colored Masons, and Bethany Commandery, Knights Templar, and a large number of sorrowing friends.