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Purdy, Acca L. Colby (Acca Laurentia), 1844-1909


Born in Candia, New Hampshire, USA on March 11, 1844 to Enoch Colby and Eliza Ann Mitchell. Acca Laurentia Colby married Warren Grafton Purdy and had three children. She passed away on November 10, 1909 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Acca L. Colby Purdy Correspondence

 Collection — Folder: 0004
Identifier: BLIBR-0004-Vertical
Content Description The collection consists of thirteen letters written from Brownsville, Texas starting January 1866 to June 1866 by Acca L. Colby Purdy and her husband Warren G. Purdy to their family in Chicago, Illinois. In addition, there are two portrait images; one of Acca and the other of Warren. The correspondence narrates life in Brownsville and the nearby areas as well as the living conditions. Acca begins writing from Brownsville on January 18, 1866. She speaks of Major Plato who was the...
Dates: 1865-12-26 - 1866-06-16