Thomas Lyon Purdy

7 October 1854–5 April 1923 (Age 68)
Purdys, North Salem, Westchester, New York, United States

The Life of Thomas Lyon

When Thomas Lyon Purdy was born on 7 October 1854, in Purdys, North Salem, Westchester, New York, United States, his father, Issac Hart Purdy, was 41 and his mother, Mary Willis Lyon, was 33. He married Adelina Josephine Nathan on 19 October 1881, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He immigrated to New York City, New York, United States in 1956 and lived in North Salem, Westchester, New York, United States for about 60 years. He died on 5 April 1923, in Somers, Westchester, New York, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Somers, Westchester, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Lyon Purdy
Adelina Josephine Nathan
Marriage: 19 October 1881
Mary Adelina Purdy
Isaac Hart Purdy
Thomas Lyon Purdy

Spouse and Children

19 October 1881
Connecticut, United States


    Mary Adelina Purdy



    Thomas Lyon Purdy


Parents and Siblings

    Issac Hart Purdy


    Mary Willis Lyon




    Elizabeth Lyon Purdy


    Mary Purdy


    Anna Hart Purdy


    Isaac HART Purdy



World Events (8)


Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 9

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: from Anglo-Norman French pur die ‘by God’ (Old French p(o)ur Dieu), a nickname for someone who made frequent use of the oath. The surname was taken to northeastern Ireland during the 17th century, and is now to be found chiefly in northern Ireland and eastern and northern England.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas L Purdy, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Thomas L Purdy in household of J H Purdy, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thomas L Purdy, "United States Census, 1920"

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