Rachael Pricilla Purkhiser

Female28 April 1845–23 April 1935

Brief Life History of Rachael Pricilla

When Rachael Pricilla Purkhiser was born on 28 April 1845, in Orange, Indiana, United States, her father, Elijah Purkhiser, was 42 and her mother, Rachel Moon, was 33. She married John Riley Stroud on 21 February 1870, in Orange, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Marengo, Liberty Township, Crawford, Indiana, United States in 1900 and Liberty Township, Crawford, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 23 April 1935, in Marengo, Crawford, Indiana, United States, at the age of 89, and was buried in Marengo, Crawford, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Riley Stroud
Rachael Pricilla Purkhiser
Marriage: 21 February 1870
Nora May Stroud
Cora A. Stroud
William T. Stroud
George Sanford Stroud
James Gilbert Stroud

Sources (10)

  • Rachel Purkhiser in household of Elizah Purkhiser, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Rachel P Purkhiser, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Perkiser in entry for Geo S Stroud and Fannie M Jones, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 February 1870Orange, Indiana, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

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

    1851 · Constitution of 1851

    Age 6

    Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

    1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

    Age 25

    Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

    Name Meaning

    Variant spelling of Rachel , influenced by Michael .

    Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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