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THE WESTERN STAR, 13 July 1906

Mrs. Mae Purdon, wife of Dr. C. Purdon, formerly of this city, died at her home in Lexington, Neb., on Tuesday, July 3, after an illness of only three days. Mrs. Purdon was formerly Miss Mae Phelps and for a
couple of years lived in this city, conducting a millinery store. She was popular with all and the news of her sudden death will be a shock to her friends here. She was a sister of Mrs. James Talley of this city.
The Star's furnished with the following obituary of Mrs. Purdon:

Dr. Cyril Purdon and Miss Mae Phelps were married on January 19, 1899, in Coldwater, Kans. They moved from Coldwater to Topeka in 1901 and from there to Wellsford in the spring of 1902. In the fall of the same year they moved to Lexington, Neb., where they continued to live.

Mrs. Purdon died at 2:30 p.m. on July 3, 1906, in Lexington, Neb., and was soon after removed for burial to Friend, Neb., her old home. Burial took place at 3 p.m. on July 5. The Baptist church, of which she had long been a member was beautifully decorated with flowers and was filled with old friends and neighbors.

Two little boys, aged four and five respectively, the husband, the father and mother, three brothers and
three sisters are left in sad bereavement. Two daughters and a son of Dr. and Mrs. Purdon died while quite young.

Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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