Remembering Mollie Wilson Murphy (1926-2014)

Mollie A. Wilson Murphy, a longtime resident of Boyle Heights and contributor to the Japanese-American National Museum’s “Boyle Heights: A Sense of Place” and supporter of the Boyle Heights Historical Society, passed away at the age of 88 on 23 August 2014. Born on 6 January 1926, Mollie lived on Boulder Street between Evergreen and Sloat, just north of Evergreen Cemetery. She was a 1943 graduate of Roosevelt High School and had a direct connection to many Japanese-American friends who were forced into concentration camps during World War II. Her correspondence, photographs and other memorabilia of those relationships formed much
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