Carrie Prentice Purvis

1872–1904 (Age 32)
Illinois, United States

The Life of Carrie Prentice

When Carrie Prentice Purvis was born on 2 April 1872, in Illinois, United States, her father, Enoch Berry Purvis, was 39 and her mother, Mary Permelia Graham, was 28. She married Andrew Colvin on 23 April 1889, in Seward, Nebraska, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Seward, Nebraska, United States in 1885 and High Prairie Township, Leavenworth, Kansas, United States in 1900. She died on 29 July 1904, at the age of 32, and was buried in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States.

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Andrew Colvin
Carrie Prentice Purvis
Marriage: 23 April 1889
Oren Leslie Colvin
Hazel Harriet Colvin
Lloyd Purvis Colvin
Homer L Colvin

Spouse and Children

23 April 1889
Seward, Nebraska, United States


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

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.
1877 · The First Workers Strike

Age 5

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 9

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.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English (Northumberland and Durham): probably from Middle English purveys ‘provisions’, ‘supplies’ (from Middle English purvey(en), Old French porveoir ‘to provide, supply’), hence a metonymic occupational name for an official responsible for obtaining supplies for a monastery or manor house.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Carry Purvis in household of Enoch Purvis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Cary Purvis in household of E B Purvis, "Nebraska State Census, 1885"
  • Carrie P Colvin in household of Andy Colvin, "United States Census, 1900"

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