Remington J. Purdy

1903–November 1985 (Age 82)
Persia, Persia, Cattaraugus, New York, United States

The Life of Remington J.

When Remington J. Purdy was born in 1903, in Persia, Persia, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, his father, Andrew James Purdy, was 31 and his mother, Grace Evelyn James, was 28. He married Martha Elsa Sonntag on 26 November 1931, in Erie, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1935 and Grosse Pointe Township, Wayne, Michigan, United States in 1940. He died in November 1985, at the age of 82, and was buried in Grosse Pointe Farms, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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Remington J. Purdy
Martha Elsa Sonntag
Marriage: 26 November 1931
Martha Purdy

Spouse and Children


    Martha Elsa Sonntag


26 November 1931
Erie, Ohio, United States


    Martha Purdy


Parents and Siblings

    Andrew James Purdy


    Grace Evelyn James




World Events (8)

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

Age 0

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.
1904 · Belle Isle Aquarium

Age 1

The Belle Isle Aquarium is a public aquarium located in Belle Isle Park in Detroit. It opened on August 18, 1904, and was the oldest continually operating public aquarium in North America when it closed on April 3, 2005. The aquarium reopened to the public on August 18, 2012, and is now run entirely by volunteers

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Remington Purdy, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Remington J Purdy in household of Andrew J Purdy, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • A Remington J Purdy in household of Andrew J Purdy, "United States Census, 1910"

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