Saturday, February 21, 2015



   Hannah B. Purdy, wife of David L. Purdy, of Smithville, quietly breathed her last on Tuesday, June 29, 1897, at the age of 52 years.  Her maiden name was Hannah Brown, a sister of J. G. Brown and A. E. Brown of McDonough, Wm. Brown, of Smithville and Mrs. Isaac Fitch, of Oxford.  She was married to Mr. Purdy twenty-seven years ago.  A daughter and a son were born to them, both of whom are living.  Mrs. Purdy was a kind and loving wife and mother, though in ill health for a number of years, yet she was cheerful, keeping the welfare of her family first in her mind and suffering without complaining.

   About five months ago she was confined to her bed, and despite all that the human hand could do to relieve her suffering she gradually failed till the death angel came and her spirit returned to its maker.  The funeral services were held at the house Friday July 2d, burial in Evergreen cemetery at McDonough.  Rev. A. W. Barrows, officiating.

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