Albert C. Purdy

27 February 1852–25 September 1928 (Age 76)
Guilford Twp, Winnebago, Illinois, United States

The Life of Albert C.

When Albert C. Purdy was born on 27 February 1852, in Guilford Twp, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, his father, Elijah Purdy, was 30 and his mother, Melissa L Wightman, was 24. He married May A. Manning on 4 November 1876, in Winnebago, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States in 1920. He died on 25 September 1928, in Rockford, Winnebago, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Tacoma, Pierce, Washington, United States.

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Albert C. Purdy
May A. Manning
Marriage: 4 November 1876
Belle Purdy
Bertha Purdy

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    May A. Manning


4 November 1876
Winnebago, Illinois, United States


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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 4

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 20

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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)

  • Albert Purdy in household of Elijah Purdy, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Albert Purdy in household of Elijah Purdy, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Albert Purdy, "United States Census, 1920"

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