Warren Grafton Purdy (1843-1910)

Photograph Warren G. Purdy (date unknown)

Much has been documented about the life of Warren G. Purdy, especially in connection to his career in railroads. To learn more read his profile in Warvelle, George William,. A compendium of Freemasonry in Illinois : embracing a review of the introduction, development and present condition of all rites and degrees : together with biographical sketches of distinquished members of the fraternity. Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1897, pp. 615-7.

Warren G. Purdy Obituary

The obituary appeared in the Rock Island Argus newspaper on October 14, 1910. Image provided by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library via Chronicling America, Library of Congress.