Ronald Edwin Purdy (died 1924)

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Mbna, Australia

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Mbna, Australia

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Father: Purdy Herbert Edwin Singleton Purdy
Mother: Ada Margaret Baines Purdy

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Edwin

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Gladys and Mike Purdy Sr

Gladys and Mike Purdy Sr

Gladys Purdy

Gladys Purdy

Frederick & Mary Rose (Purdy) Crawford

Frederick & Mary Rose (Purdy) Crawford

Lynn M. (Purdy) Burleigh

Lynn M. (Purdy) Burleigh

Esta McKay & Friends

Esta McKay & Friends

Dicie Purdy

Dicie Purdy

Esta McKay & Friends

Esta McKay & Friends

Lillian Patton  & Denver Purdy, 1950's Kentucky

Lillian Patton & Denver Purdy, 1950's Kentucky

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In 1832, by February 12th, a cholera epidemic in London claimed at least 3,000 lives - it eventually killed 6,536. The epidemic spread to France and North America later in the year. Cholera is spread through contaminated food and water but at the time, it was thought to be spread by a "miasma” - a bad smell - in the air.

In 1846, on April 25th, conflict widened in Texas' border disputes with Mexico, following the US annexation of Texas. On May 13th, the United States declared war on Mexico and the Mexican-American War officially began.

In 1857, on March 2nd, the largest slave auction in US history was begun. Called "The Weeping Time", the auction lasted 2 days. Slave owner Pierce M. Butler - who had inherited the slaves 20 years before but was now deeply in debt - sold 436 men, women, children, and infants, all of whom were kept in stalls at a racetrack in Savannah, Georgia. The people were held for weeks before the auction in the horse stalls.

In 1860, on February 26th, near Eureka California, white settlers attacked a tribe of Wiyot Indians on Indian Island. Over 60 women, children and older people died. Bret Harte - a writer and friend of Mark Twain - reported the news about the massacre to the papers in San Francisco.

In 1893, on February 1st, Thomas Edison's motion picture studio on his laboratory grounds in West Orange New Jersey was completed. The studio was called "Black Maria" and the first movie made and viewed in it was of 3 people pretending to be blacksmiths.

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Ronald Edwin Purdy passed away in 1924 in Mbna, Australia. No cause of death has been entered. He was born to Purdy Herbert Edwin Singleton Purdy and Ada Margaret Baines Purdy, and we currently have no other siblings in his family tree.

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