Birth Name: Robert Cornelius Murphy
Place of Birth: Berkeley, Alameda, California, United States
Date of Birth: July 19, 1988
*Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, English (father)
*Filipino, Chinese (mother)
Bobby Murphy is an American Internet entrepreneur and engineer. He is the founder of Snapchat.
His father, Richard Cornelius Murphy, Jr., is an American government employee, of Irish, Scots-Irish/Northern Irish, Scottish, and English descent. His mother, Rosie L. Go, is a Filipina immigrant, of Chinese or partially Chinese descent.
Bobby’s paternal grandfather was Richard Cornelius Murphy, Sr. (the son of Robert Cornelius Murphy and Annabella Gillespie). Richard was born in Illinois. Bobby’s great-grandfather Robert was the son of Irish immigrants, Cornelius C. Murphy and Ellen M. Barry, both from County Cork. Annabella was a Northern Irish immigrant, from Ballynahinch, County Down, and was the daughter of David Gillespie and Maria Moffett.
Bobby’s paternal grandmother was Genevieve Isabel McConnell (the daughter of Robert Ellsworth McConnell and Marion A. Anderson). Genevieve was born in California. Robert was the son of Elmer E. McConnell and Ida Belle Wright. Marion was the daughter of Scottish immigrants William Anderson, of Old Machar, Aberdeenshire, and Mary Cook, of Kintore, Aberdeenshire.
Sources: Marriage record of Bobby’s parents – https://familysearch.org
Birth record of Bobby’s paternal grandfather, Richard Cornelius Murphy – https://familysearch.org
Birth record of Bobby’s paternal grandmother, Genevieve Isabel McConnell – https://familysearch.org
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