Richard Solomon

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A story of family told across multiple continents

Our Lives | TELLING LIVES Mar 12, 2020

A story of family told across multiple continents

Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu has two families: one hailing from Ireland and the other from Japan. His paternal ancestors emigrated from southwestern Ireland to the northeastern United States near the end of the 19th century. His grandmother died when his father was still a child, leaving ...