Born: c. 1865 (Pine Ridge Cemetery gives his birth year as 1865, but the news account below would give 1870.)
Died: July 1925
Children: Richard, Elizabeth
John J. Murphy was the proprietor of the Adirondack Hotel, site of a notorious and deadly fire in 1925.
Lake Placid News, September 11, 1925
DIES IN SARANAC LAKE
John Murphy, well-known hotel man of Saranac Lake, and formerly proprietor of the Adirondack hotel, died in that village last week at the age of 55. He was highly respected and leaves behind him a host of friends. He is survived by his wife, one son, Richard, and one daughter, Elizabeth.