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Re: Maria (Giffin) Purdy-Ionia Co.MI Death date/place
Posted by: Judd Bacon (ID *****3957) Date: February 09, 2012 at 10:23:43
In Reply to: Maria (Giffin) Purdy-Ionia Co.MI Death date/place by Linda Lund of 2468

Linda - You are correct. The entry for Maria (Giffin) Purdy on the GenWeb page - and repeated on -is obviously wrong, since, as you have noted, she was alive at the time of the 1880 census. My mother, a great-granddaughter of Gilbert and Maria, noted a death date for Maria of October 20, 1884 -- but no source citation to back it up. Maria's birth date, according to the published genealogy of Simon Giffin & His Descendants, was May 11, 1808. The GenWeb list you reference says there is a "Marion" Purdy buried in the same plot as Gilbert and Maria, with a death date of 1884. That may be Maria, as I know of no Marion in that family. I hope someone is able to get to the Smyrna cemetery and straighten this out for us.

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