Mary Purdy

2 November 1882–16 December 1943 (Age 61)
Caro, Tuscola, Michigan, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary Purdy was born on 2 November 1882, in Caro, Tuscola, Michigan, United States, her father, Richard C Purdy, was 45 and her mother, Mary Jane Morrison, was 42. She married Samuel Robinson Park on 28 February 1912, in Caro, Tuscola, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Indianfields Township, Tuscola, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. She died on 16 December 1943, at the age of 61.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Robinson Park
Mary Purdy
Marriage: 28 February 1912
Jane Park
John Robinson Park
Paul Richard Park

Spouse and Children

28 February 1912
Caro, Tuscola, Michigan, United States


    Jane Park


    John Robinson Park


    Paul Richard Park


Parents and Siblings


    Mary Jane Morrison




World Events (8)


Age 4

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 5

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 18

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)

  • Mary P Park in household of Samuel R Park, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Mary Purdy Park in household of Samuel Robinson Park, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary Purdy in household of Richard Purdy, "United States Census, 1910"

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