Willard D Purdy1,2

M, b. 7 March 1895, d. 4 July 1918
     Willard D Purdy was born on 7 March 1895 at Shawano, Wisconsin, USA.1,2 He was the son of Arthur D Purdy and Esther Stebbins Weed.1
     Willard D Purdy was registered for the draft on 5 June 1917 at Marshfield, Wood, Wisconsin, USA; Willard is described as medium height, medium build, blue eyes, dark brown hair; single; a laborer for the North American Telegraph Co.2
     Willard D Purdy died on 4 July 1918 at Hagenbach, Haut-Rhin, Alsace, France, at age 23 earning a Distinguished Service Cross.3 He was buried at Hillside City Cemetery, Marshfield, Wood, Wisconsin, USA.4
Last Edited=27 Apr 2016


  1. [S1513] Arthur D. Purdy household, 1910 US Census population schedule, B St., ward 1, Marshfield, Wood Co., Wisconsin, ED 199, sheet 6A (167 stamped) (Anc. image 11/15), dwelling 107, family 108. (n.pub., 2004) www.ancestry.com, subscription database Roll T624_1742, FHL film 1375755. 10 Apr 2015.
  2. [S521] "WW I Civilian Draft Registrations" , Ancestry.com, Ancestry.com, URL http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=3172: 2000, Willard D Purdy, roll 1675083, 6th ward Marshfield, no. 28, viewed 10 Apr 2015.
  3. [S1383] "FindAGrave.com" , database and images, Find a Grave, URL http://www.findagrave.com: various dates, Sgt. Willard D Purdy, Find A Grave Memorial# 92797317, viewed 10 Apr 2015.
  4. [S1383] "FindAGrave.com", database and images, Willard D. Purdy, Find A Grave Memorial# 96639359, viewed 10 Apr 2015.
  5. [S1514] Arthur Purdy household, 1900 US Census population schedule, ward 4, Marshfield, Wood Co., Wisconsin, ED 149, sheet 16A (penned) 133 (stamped) (Anc. image 30/52), dwelling 269, family 299. (n.pub., 2004) http://content.ancestry.com/iexec/?dbid=7884, subscription database Roll T623_1825. 10 Apr 2015.
  6. [S1516] Arthur Purdy, p. 306 (stamped) (Anc. image 18/71), family 320, viewed 10 Apr 2015 household, Wisconsin State Census, 1905 population schedule, Wood Co., Wisconsin. (Provo, UT: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007) http://search.ancestry.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=1055, subscription database.