James Algar Purdie

26 March 1916–2 February 2005 (Age 88)
Auckland, New Zealand

The Life Summary of James Algar

When James Algar Purdie was born on 26 March 1916, in Auckland, New Zealand, his father, William Purdie, was 31 and his mother, Emma Ruby Chissell, was 25. He died on 2 February 2005, in his hometown, at the age of 88.

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James Algar Purdie
Mildred Edwards

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World Events (8)

1923 · New Zealand's Claim to Antartica
Age 7
The Ross Dependency is a New Zealand dependency located on the Antarctician Continent. It is the only settlement on the Antartica that is claimed by a sovereign nation. New Zealand still owns claim even after the Antarctic Treaty that was signed in 1959 by 11 other nations. 
Age 23
WWII. Troops from New Zealand see action in Europe, North Africa and the Pacific during World War II.
1943 · Eleanor Roosevelt Visits During War
Age 27
Anna Eleanor Roosevelt visited New Zealand during the calmer years of World War II in the Pacific. It was the first time that a first lady of the United States had visited the country alone without their husband. 

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Purdy .

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

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