William Hamlet Purdy (1859-1914)

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William Hamlet Purdy was born 1859 in Hobart (Tasmania, Australia) to William Frederick Purdy (1835-1918) and Hannah nee Coates (c1835-1931).

William Hamlet Purdy worked at the Phoenix Foundry.

William Hamlet Purdy died 0 August 1914 in Victoria (Australia). He is buried in the Ballarat Old Cemetery, Area F1, Section 12, Grave 17).

Residents of South Melbourne will regret to hear of the death of Mr. William Purdy, who, many years ago, carried on business as a tobacconist and hairdresser in Clarendon street. The deceased had not been in robust health for some time, and on the 1st inst. developed bronchial pneumonia. He entered the Homoeopathic Hospital, but his condition rapidly became worse, and he died on Sunday last. The late Mr. Purdy served his time as a fitter in the Phoenix Foundry, Ballarat, and was afterwards employed by Robinson Bros., South Melbourne. Resigning his position there, he started business as stated in Clarendon street. Then he migrated to Western Australia, where for some years he was successful as a stock and sharebroker in Coolgardie and Kalgoorlie. Failing health caused his return to Victoria. After a lengthy holiday he was engaged by Messrs. W. G. Kelly and Lewis, ironfounders, Bourke street, where he remained until his death. Mr. Purdy possessed a kindly, genial nature, and had a wide circle of friends, by whom his death is deeply regretted. Mrs. Walter Myers, of Middle Park, was a sister, and Mr. Harry Purdy (Robert Burns Hotel) a brother of the deceased. The remains were interred in the Ballarat Cemetery [sic] on Tuesday.[1]



William Henry Purdy married Mary Corrington

--+ Albert Purdy (?-1912)

--+ William Frederick Purdy (1835-1918) married Hannah Coates (c1835-1931)

--.--+ Hannah Elizabeth Purdy (?-1944) married Elisha Stephen Grose (1856-?)

--.--.--+ Thomas Herbert Purdy Grose (1881-1933)

--.--.--+ Elisha Frederick Grose (1886-1919)

--.--.--+ Edward Grose (1888-?)

--.--.--+ UNNAMED SON Grose (1900-?)

--.--.--+ William Arthur Grose (?-1950)

--.--+ Emily Ann Purdy (1855-1936) married John Hewett

--.--+ William Hamlet Purdy (1859-1914)

--.--+ Rosina Purdy (1861-1934) married Henry Martin Charles Bade (1862-?)

--.--.--+ Anna Marie Bade (1883-?)

--.--.--+ Martin Henry Bade (?-1966)

--.--.--+ George Arthur Bade (?-1976)

--...+ Rosina Purdy (1861-1934) married Henry Colborne Wilson (1855-1921)

--.--+ George Arthur Purdy (1863-?)

--.--+ George Arthur Purdy (1865-?)

--.--+ Henry Robert Purdy (1867-1922)

--.--+ Louisa Purdy (1870-?) married David Martin Montgomery

--.--+ Bessie Maude Purdy (1872-1893)

--.--+ Frederick John Purdy (1876-?)

--.--+ Alice Beatrice Purdy (1878-1917) married Walter Myers

--.--.--+ Edna Violet Myers (1902-?)

--.--.--+ Norman Rose Myers (1903-?)

--.--.--+ Walter Warwick Myers (1908-?)

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  1. Record (Emerald Hill, Vic : 1914 - 1918), Saturday 15 August 1914, page 2.

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--Beth Kicinski 10:59, 29 January 2013 (EST)

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