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Fred Morphet

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Fred Morphet
BornD. J. Sheahon
Quebec, Canada
DiedMarch 25, 1904
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Resting placeNorth Cedar Cemetery in Philadelphia

Fred Morphet (1866-1904), together with his brother Harry Morphet (c.1851-1929), formed a partnership in 1880 presenting mysteries before local societies in Philadelphia as the Morphet Brothers.


His parents brought him to Rochester, New York, when he was two years old, finally settling in Philadelphia.

Morphet played the leading vaudeville houses and after a successful tour of the country, went back to Philadelphia to fill a long engagement at Kellar's Egyptian Hall, with the Mrs. Tom Thumb Co. He traveled extensively and while with the Forepaugh Circus he was stricken with locomotor-ataxia and abandoned his road tours. He continued to work in Philadelphia doing local shows and at the Bradenburgh's Museum.

He was buried at North Cedar Cemetery in Philadelphia.[1]


  1. Mahatma May 1904 (cover).
  • Obit, Sphinx, April 1904 (list date of death as march 26)