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May Murphy Thibaudeau

May Murphy Thibaudeau, American writer. Licensed teacher, Wisconsin.


  • Thibaudeau, May Murphy was born on May 8, 1908 in Nasboro, Wisconsin, United States. Daughter of Hugh Isadore and Laura (Brown) Murphy.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1973.


    • Teacher rural state graded, Fond du Lac County, Wisconsin, 1927-1934. Teacher city graded City of Peshtigo (Wisconsin), 1934-1942. Teacher grade 3 St. Mary's Parish, South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1956-1975.

      Writer, from 1976.

    Major achievements

    • Licensed teacher, Wisconsin.


    • Author: Life and Times of Frederick Layton, 1984, I Shall Not Die I Shall Live on in You, 1990 (State Assembly citation 1990), The Donkey Stayed in Ireland, 1980.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Roman Catholic


    President Fond du Lac County Teachers Association, 1933-1934. Member Wisconsin Education Association, Madison, 1935-1942, National Catholic Education Association, Washington, 1956-1975, Common Cause, Washington, since 1975, League of Women Voters, Washington, 1985-1990. Leader Girl Scouts United States, Milwaukee, 1955-1962.

    Member Wisconsin Regional Writers, Writers Ink, American Association of University Women (Education Foundation Name grantee 1990).



    Perennial garden, ragtime organ music.


    • Married Raymond Joseph Thibaudeau, June 16, 1941. Children: Adele, Yvonne, Clairese, Camille, Valerie, Marguerete, Hugh.
    • father: Hugh Isadore Murphy
    • mother: Laura (Brown) Murphy
    • spouse: Raymond Joseph Thibaudeau
    • children: Adele Thibaudeau
    • Yvonne Thibaudeau
    • Clairese Thibaudeau
    • Camille Thibaudeau
    • Valerie Thibaudeau
    • Marguerete Thibaudeau
    • Hugh Thibaudeau
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    Born March 8, 1908
    Died July 26, 2003
    (aged 95)
    • 1973
      University Wisconsin
    • 1927 - 1934
      Teacher, rural state graded
      Wisconsin, United States
    • 1934 - 1942
      teacher, city graded City of Peshtigo (Wisconsin)
    • 1956 - 1975
      teacher, grade 3 St. Mary's Parish
      South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States