Biography of Forrest A. Purdy
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





Purdy, Forrest A. - His father, Henry E. Purdy, was born at Millertown, this county, in the year 1827. He was educated in the public schools, and always followed the honorable occupation of farming, and was an upright citizen of the town and county. He married Caroline Weatherwax of Lansingburgh, N. Y. They had six children, five sons and one daughter; Emma R., Edward J., William L., Clarence W., Forrest A. and Howard. Henry E. Purdy died in the year 1888, and his wife May 22, 1896. October 17, 1888, Emma R. married Dr. Andrew C. Crounse, f ormerley of Albany county, N. Y., and a graduate of Albany Medical College. He is now a successful practicing physician at Melrose, N. Y. Edward J. was born in the town of Lansingburgh May 22, 1862. He was educated in the public schools and Lansingburgh Academy and is a farmer. December 9, 1883, he married Addella W., daughter of George Button. They have one son, George H., born December 13, 1886. William L. was born at the old home, has a good liberal education and is a farmer by occupation. He married Carrie, daughter of George Button. Clarence W. was born in the town of Schaghticoke, January 25, 1864; he also has a liberal education and is a farmer by occupation. He is a member of Victor Lodge No. 680, F. & A M. He married Ida A., daughter of Isaac Mabb; they have one son, Le Roy C., born September 1, 1888. Forrest was born on the old home place near Melrose, N. Y., in 1867. He was educated in the public schools and Troy Business College. The early years of his life were spent on the farm. He is now manager and superintendent of the American Axe and Tool Company at Johnsonville, N. Y. He is a member of Victor Lodge No. 680, F. & A. M., and of Apollo Commandery No. 15 of Troy and is also a member of the Mystic Shrine. Howard was born atthe old home near Melrose in the year 1860. He was educated in the public schools and Troy Business College. He is a passenger conductor on the Fitchburg Railway from Troy to Boston, and is a member of Victor Lodge No. 680, F. & A. M., Apollo Commandery No. 15 of Troy, and of the Mystic Shrine.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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