Fred Morphet, together with his brother Harry Morphet, formed a partnership in 1880 presenting mysteries before local societies in Philadelphia as the Morphet Brothers.
|Born||D. J. Sheahon|
|Died||March 25, 1904 |
|Resting place||North Cedar Cemetery in Philadelphia|
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.