Henry Purkiss

1843–16 December 1901 (Age 58)
Ardleigh, Essex, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Henry

When Henry Purkiss was born in 1843, in Ardleigh, Essex, England, United Kingdom, his father, Moses Purkiss, was 25 and his mother, Mahala Mayer Buss, was 20. He married Emma Gross on 10 October 1863, in Ardleigh, Essex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died on 16 December 1901, in Colchester, Essex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 58, and was buried in Ardleigh, Essex, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Henry Purkiss
Harriet Smith
Marriage: 4 September 1892
Mary Beatrice James
Wilford James Purkiss
Gladys Sylvia Purkiss
Ruby Grace Purkiss
Eldorine Joy Purkiss

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    4 September 1892Ardleigh, Essex, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +6 More Children

    World Events (4)

    Age 0
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 11
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
    Age 37
    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

    Name Meaning

    English (Essex): usually a variant of Purchase , sometimes of Perkins .

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

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    Sources (29)

    • Henry Purkiss, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
    • Henry Purkiss, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
    • Henry Purkiss in entry for Herbert Leigh, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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