Lilian Gertrude Purdy

1877–1965 (Age 88)
Loughborough, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Lilian Gertrude

When Lilian Gertrude Purdy was born in 1877, in Loughborough, Frontenac, Ontario, Canada, her father, Kenneth Lewis Purdy, was 25 and her mother, Mary Emma McRory, was 17. She married Ernest Jacob Sallenbach on 7 September 1896, in Will, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She died on 29 March 1965, in Joliet, Will, Illinois, United States, at the age of 88.

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Ernest Jacob Sallenbach
Lilian Gertrude Purdy
Marriage: 7 September 1896
Vivian Gertrude Sallenbach
Norma Sollenbach

Spouse and Children

7 September 1896
Will, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 0

The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 23

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • Lillian Sallenbach in household of Ernst Sallenbach, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lillian G Saldembach in household of Ernest J Saldembach, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Lillian Sollenbach in household of Ernest Sollenbach, "United States Census, 1930"

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