Margaret Lola Purdy

Brief Life History of Margaret Lola

When Margaret Lola Purdy was born in January 1871, in Maryland, United States, her father, William Harrison Purdy, was 28 and her mother, Anna Martin, was 26. She had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with George Chester Basil. She lived in Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States for about 50 years. She died on 21 November 1933, in Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States, at the age of 62.

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Family Time Line

George Chester Basil
1868–1960
Margaret Lola Purdy
1871–1933
John William Basil
1891–1954
Lillian Mae Basil
1898–1992
George Chester Basil
1902–1954

Sources (8)

  • Maggie J Basil, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Margaret Iola Purdy Basil, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Margaret Iola Purdy in entry for Raymond Bramble Martin and Lillian Mae Basil Martin, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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1872 · The Amnesty Act

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1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

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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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