Legacy | Minnie Murphy: Pioneer SCV Family Member Looks Back
Legacy: Santa Clarita’s Living History
A direct descendant of Soledad Canyon pioneer Thomas Findley Mitchell, Minnie Ann Helvey Murphy was born Jan. 27, 1918 in Bouquet Canyon (although her birth certificate says Lang).
Valedictorian of San Fernando High School in 1935, she earned her bachelor’s degree in elementary education from UCLA in 1939 and a master’s degree in education from San Fernando Valley State College (now CSUN) in 1968. She taught first grade in the Los Angeles Unified School District for 36 years.
Minnie Murphy died Sept. 22, 2013, in Newhall.
Filmed in 2002. Edited 2017.(c) 2002/2017 SCVTV