Thursday, July 12, 2012

Henry Purdy, 1887-1968

Centerville Daily Iowegian- 19 January 1968
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  Henry Purdy, 80, passed away Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Kansas City, Kans., following an illness of several months.
  He was the son of Frank and Margaret Purdy and was born in New Castle, England, coming to America with his parents when 14 months of age. He was the last of a family of 11 children.
  A former Seymour resident, Mr. Purdy mined coal and was operator of the Purdy Coal Co. west of Jerome. They moved to Kansas in 1954.
  Survivors include his wife, the former Edith Dooley; four sons, Dave and Don of Kansas, and Bob of California, and Francis at Newton; one daughter, Mrs. Paul (Ellen) Anderson of Moline; 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. One son died in infancy and one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Mattly, passed away in 1962.
  Funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. from the Christian Church in Seymour. Interment will be in Jerome Cemetery.

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