Ira Ellis Purdin (1801 - 1892)

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Birthplace: Redstone, Fayette, PA, USA
Death: Died in Forest Grove, Washington, OR, USA
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From obituary in the Forest Grove Times, February 26, 1892:

Ira E. Purdin, Sr., died at his residence north of Forest Grove, February 20, 1892, age 90y 9m 10d. Born at Redstone, Virginia, May 10, 1801, Redstone is now part of Pennsylvania. He moved with family from Dover, Delaware to South Ohio, lived at Brown County. He remembered the War of 1812; at 17 years of age he went to Marysville, Kentucky where he learned the cabinet maker trade. He married 1826, Deborah Patterson, a decendant of an old Virginia family, daughter of Maj. Patterson, together they moved to Missouri, Boonville, 14 years, then Midway, in the same county for 10 years; February 1854 to Oregon. Four children survive: Mrs. M A Watson; Mrs. E J Barrett; W W Purdin and Ira E, Jr; C W Purdin died about five years ago, burial at the family burying ground near their home.

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=19481365

1880 Census: http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/View.aspx?dbid=6742&path=Oregon.Washington.Forest+Grove.128.19

Indiana Marriage Record: http://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?db=inmarr1880&h=2218161&indiv=try&o_vc=Record:OtherRecord&rhSource=7852

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Ira Purdin's Timeline

1801
May 10, 1801
Redstone, Fayette, PA, USA
1825
September 20, 1825
Age 24
OH, USA
1826
October 10, 1826
Age 25
Monroe, IN, USA
1892
February 20, 1892
Age 90
Forest Grove, Washington, OR, USA
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Washington, Oregon, United States