Patrick Thomas Brophy, editor of the Bushwhacker “Musings” for over 40 years and the author of several books as well as the curator of the Bushwhacker Museum, passed away in 2010. He was born on March 28, 1934, in Nevada, MO, to Joseph Patrick Brophy and Dixie Virginia Thomas Brophy.
Patrick graduated from Nevada High School in 1952 and was a lifelong resident of Nevada. He worked in the family business, Brophy Monument Company, until the business was sold in 1970. Patrick was a member of the Col. John T. Coffey Camp #1934 Sons of Confederate Veterans, also the Vernon County Historical Society where he served as curator and corresponding secretary. He was known as the town historian and the keeper of Vernon County History.