Daniel Wells Purdom

1842–7 January 1928 (Age 86)
Calloway, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Daniel Wells

When Daniel Wells Purdom was born in 1842, in Calloway, Kentucky, United States, his father, Cornelius "Neely" William Purdom, was 30 and his mother, Rebecca Harpoole, was 28. He married Lutricia Gulley on 20 September 1881, in Saline, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Stonefort Township, Saline, Illinois, United States for about 40 years. He registered for military service in 1862. He died on 7 January 1928, in Carrier Mills, Saline, Illinois, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Saline, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Wells Purdom
Elizabeth Artemicia Piercy
Marriage: 21 February 1888
John Wesley Purdom
Dan Harrison Purdom
Montico Reva Purdom

Spouse and Children


    Elizabeth Artemicia Piercy


21 February 1888
Saline, Illinois, United States


    John Wesley Purdom


    Dan Harrison Purdom



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World Events (8)


Age 4

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 6

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

Age 23

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

English: metathesized variants of Prudhomme ; the -ru- reversal is a fairly common occurrence in words where -r- is prededed or followed by a vowel.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Dan Porfone, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Dan W Purdum, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Daniel Purdam in household of Rebecca Purdam, "United States Census, 1880"

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