Elizabeth Amy Purves

Female28 June 1840–6 May 1907

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Amy

When Elizabeth Amy Purves was born on 28 June 1840, in St. Lawrence, New York, United States, her father, James Ingalls Purves, was 38 and her mother, Rebecca Weir, was 38. She married Bradley S. Vradenburg on 24 December 1860. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Wisconsin, United States in 1870. She died on 6 May 1907, in Wyocena, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Wyocena, Columbia, Wisconsin, United States.

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Bradley S. Vradenburg
Elizabeth Amy Purves
Marriage: 24 December 1860
Medorah R. Vradenburg
Lewis James Vradenburg
Alfred Eugene Vradenburg
George Thomas Vradenburg
Clarence Douglas Vradenburg
Lillie M. Vradenberg
Anna Bell Vradenburg
Edith Jane Vradenburg
Charlotte Meldetta Vradenburg

Sources (16)

  • Eliza Vradunberg in household of William Vradunberg, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Eliza Vradenburg in household of Clarence Vradenburg, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Elizabeth Pruirs in entry for Charlotte Vradenburg, "Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826-1926"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 December 1860
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 6

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

    Age 14

    A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.


    Age 23

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

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (Berwickshire and Midlothian), English (Northumberland), and Irish (Wexford), of Norman origin: variant of Purvis .

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

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