Thomas Lyon Purdy

Brief Life History 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 Manhattan, New York City, New York, United States in 1920 and North Salem, Westchester, New York, United States in 1920. 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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Thomas Lyon Purdy
Anne Lewis Beeson
Marriage: 18 June 1902
Isaac Hart Purdy
Hart I Purdy
Strother Beeson Purdy
Thomas L Purdy

Sources (16)

  • Thomas Purdy, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Thomas L Purdy, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Thomas Lyon Purdy, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)


Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

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

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 (of Norman origin): from Old French pour Dieu ‘for God(‘s sake)’, from frequent use of this expression as an oath. See also Perdue .

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

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