"James Murphy, M.D., of the Village of Mildmay, is the son of Alexander Murphy, a native of the County Antrim, Ireland, where the Doctor was also born in the year 1842. Mr. Murphy emigrated to Canada with his family in the year 1846, and located in the County of Norfolk, U.C., where he followed the occupation of farming.
Dr. Murphy commenced the study of medicine in this country, but subsequently removed to the United States, and completed his medical studies at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with honors from the institution in the year 1866. Sometime after this he returned to Canada, and located, but only a short time, at Teeswater and Neustadt, finally choosing Mildmay as his permanent location. He has now been practicing his profession here some thirteen years, and also keeps a drug store in the village.
While the Doctor has been very industrious and successful as a professional man, he has not been regardless of the interests of the public, having served as Reeve of Carrick for 1877 and 1878; and by useful men in this section of the country."
Belden 1880 Atlas of the County of Bruce