Esther A Purdy

Brief Life History of Esther A

When Esther A Purdy was born in 1850, in New York, United States, her father, Charles Smith Purdy, was 45 and her mother, Harriet L. Powell, was 41. She married Russell S Cotton from 31 December 1870 to 1 January 1874, in Bath, Bath, Steuben, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Babylon, Babylon, Suffolk, New York, United States in 1880 and Bath, Bath, Steuben, New York, United States in 1880.

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Russell S Cotton
Esther A Purdy
Marriage: from 31 December 1870 to 1 January 1874
Bertha M Cotton
Genevieve E Cotton

Sources (5)

  • Esther A Pendy in household of Charles Pendy, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Esther Purdy in household of Chas Purdy, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Esther A Cotton in household of Russell S Cotton, "United States Census, 1880"

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

1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

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.

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

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

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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