Robert Lee Perdue

13 May 1877–28 August 1964 (Age 87)
Kanawha, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Robert Lee

When Robert Lee Perdue was born on 13 May 1877, in Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, his father, George Henry Perdue, was 17 and his mother, Hester Anne Pauley, was 15. He married Letha Estep on 14 July 1901, in Boone, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Cabin Creek, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States for about 10 years and Cabin Creek Magisterial District, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States in 1940. He died on 28 August 1964, in Charleston, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Massey Cemetery, Winifrede, Kanawha, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Lee Perdue
Letha Estep
Marriage: 14 July 1901
Lillie Mae Perdue
Priscilla Perdue
Mary Theodoshia Perdue
George Perdue
Hester A. Perdue
Charles Perdue

Spouse and Children

14 July 1901
Boone, West Virginia, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    George Henry Perdue





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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

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.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 5

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 23

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: from Old French par Dieu ‘by God’, which was adopted in Middle English in a variety of more or less heavily altered forms. The surname represents a nickname from a favorite oath. According to MacLysaght, the surname in Ireland belonged to a French Protestant family who settled in County Cork.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rob Purdue, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Robert Perdue, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Robert Perdue, "United States Census, 1920"

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