Her husband, George Rollins, was killed in the battle of Fredericksburg. She was married to J.H.Purdy in 1878. To this union was born one son, Will Purdy. She raised two foster daughters, Bessie and Mabel Purdy.
Mrs. Purdy passed away May 29, 1920, at the age of 81 years and 11 months. Her husband, one son, one foster daughter, five grandchildren, two sisters, two brothers and a host of friends mourn her departure. She was a kind and loving wife and mother and and a friend to all who knew her.
Funeral services were held at the home Monday at 2 p.m., and were attended by a large number of sorrowing relatives and friends. C.A. Brown, pastor of the M.E. church, preached the funeral sermon. Interment in the Lowell cemetery. Undertaker William Sheets had charge of the burial service. The following acted as pall bearers: Dr. J.A.Taylor, E.J. Pixley, H.J. Stowell, Charles Palmer, George J. Hoevet and L.W. Ragon.
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