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Title: Perry J. Purdy

Dates: 1898-1908

Collection Number: 10681

Quantity: .25 foot and oversize

Abstract: Consists of photographs, an 1899 publication about the Philippine Insurrection, a calling card of company D (Devils Lake), and colored pencil sketch of Battle of Manila.

Provenance: The State Historical Society of North Dakota acquired the Perry Purdy Papers from Ivan Purdy in September 1996.

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Citation: Researchers are requested to cite the collection title, collection number, and the State Historical Society of North Dakota in all footnote and bibliographic references.


Biographical Sketch

Perry John Purdy was born December 7, 1873 at Belmont, Iowa to John R. and Mary Purdy. Perry was the oldest of nine children and his siblings were: George, Bessie, Cora, Nettie, Stella, Pearl, William, and Floyd. The family moved to Devils Lake, ND where Purdy enlisted in the North Dakota Volunteer Infantry to fight in the Spanish American War and Philippine Insurrection.
In 1903 he married Annie Katherine Nelson who was born May 14, 1881 to Ole and Mary (Johnson) Nelson in Kandiyohi, Minnesota. They had two sons, Irvin Charles and Joseph. Perry was a farmer and worked on the Great Northern Railroad. He died in May 1921 in Elmdale Township, Ward County, ND. Annie Purdy died in Pensacola, Florida September 8, 1936.

Box / Folder Inventory

Box 1:
1 Photos                                          n.d.  
2 Photos                                          n.d.  
3 Photos                                          n.d.  
4 Calling Cards Company D Devils Lake      n.d.
5 Clippings-Photos                           n.d.  
6 Publication: Songbook                   1898 
7 Publication: 8th Army-Philippine    n.d.  
8 Publication: The Philippine Mag     n.d.  
9 Publication: The Story Of Philippines      1898

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