Edward Purdy

Male14 May 1857–20 October 1863

Brief Life History of Edward

When Edward Purdy was born on 14 May 1857, in New York, United States, his father, Samuel Haskell Purdy, was 44 and his mother, Jane Willets, was 45. He lived in Ithaca, Tompkins, New York, United States in 1860. He died on 20 October 1863, at the age of 6, and was buried in Ithaca, Tompkins, New York, United States.

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Samuel Haskell Purdy
Jane Willets
Margaret Purdy
David Willets Purdy
William Purdy
Edward Purdy

Sources (2)

  • Edward Purdy in household of S H Purdy, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Edward Purdy, "Find A Grave Index"

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Age 6

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

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 6

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.

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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