Ira Ellis Purdin

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Ira Ellis Purdin

Birthplace: Redstone, Fayette, PA, USA
Death: Died in Forest Grove, Washington, OR, USA
Place of Burial: Washington, Oregon, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James William Purdin and Hulda Purdin
Husband of Deborah Purdin
Father of Charles Wesley Purdin

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About Ira Ellis Purdin

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.

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Ira Ellis Purdin's Timeline

May 10, 1801
Redstone, Fayette, PA, USA
September 20, 1825
Age 24
February 20, 1892
Age 90
Forest Grove, Washington, OR, USA
Washington, Oregon, United States