Charles Richard Purdy

29 August 1891–30 May 1969 (Age 77)
Manchester, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Charles Richard

When Charles Richard Purdy was born on 29 August 1891, in Manchester, Virginia, United States, his father, John Gregg Purdy, was 42 and his mother, Eva Lucetta Hotchkiss, was 29. He married Nellie Ethel Smith in 1913, in Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Virginia, United States in 1891 and Manchester, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 30 May 1969, in Richmond, Virginia, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Manchester, Chesterfield, Virginia, United States.

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Charles Richard Purdy
Nellie Ethel Smith
Marriage: 1913
Mary E Purdy
Nellie Catherine Purdy
unknown Purdy
Leonard Alfred Purdy
Virginia Lee Purdy

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1913Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument
    Age 3
    On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 5
    A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 21
    Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

    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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    Sources (22)

    • Charles R Purdy, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Charles R Purdy in entry for Frederick F Jewett and Virginia L Purdy, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
    • Charles Richard Purdy, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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