Thomas Purdy

25 October 1843–28 February 1880 (Age 36)
Kent, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Thomas

When Thomas Purdy was born on 25 October 1843, in Kent, England, United Kingdom, his father, Samuel Purdy, was 22 and his mother, Eliza Chapman, was 24. He married Louisa Frances Sigsworth on 29 June 1872, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Bromley, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom in 1851. In 1880, his occupation is listed as carpenter, joiner in Weber, Utah, United States. He died on 28 February 1880, in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States, at the age of 36, and was buried in Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Purdy
Louisa Frances Sigsworth
Marriage: 29 June 1872
Edith Mae Purdy
Herbert A. Purdy
Oliver George Purdy

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 June 1872Ogden, Weber, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 3
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    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.
    Age 20
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Story Highlight

    Written by Bertha Purdy, grand daughter in law of Thomas Purdy

    Thomas Purdy married Louise Frances Sigsworth who was born September 29,

    Sources (13)

    • Thomas Purdy in household of Samuel Purdy, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Thomas Purdy in entry for Herbert A. Purdy, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
    • Thomas Purdy in entry for Herbert A Purdy, "Illinois, Cook County Deaths, 1878-1994"

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