Item 2022-057 - Baby book of Beverley Edward Purdy and photograph of John Diefenbaker

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CA ON00156 2022-057


Baby book of Beverley Edward Purdy and photograph of John Diefenbaker


  • 1945-c.1960 (Creation)

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1 volume
1 black and white photograph

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Beth Purdy was born on August 27, 1900 in Smith's Falls, Ontario. She was the daughter of George Haley and Rhoda J. Pixley. She married Albert Edward Purdy on September 9, 1929. She taught kindergarten for some time and was a member of St. Thomas Anglican Church in Belleville. Mrs. Purdy was active in the Women's Christian Association, Hastings County Historical Society, Quinte Morning Music Club and the Hastings County Museum. In 1992, she received the medal for the 125th anniversary of Confederation of Canada honouring Canadians who had made a significant contribution to their fellow citizens, community or country.

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Donated to Glanmore National Historic Site by Elizabeth Margaret Purdy in November 1994. Transferred to the Community Archives in July 2022.

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Baby record book for Beverley Edward Purdy, born 23 April 1945, compiled by Elizabeth Margaret Purdy. Includes a signed photograph of Prime Minister John Diefenbaker, addressed to Jack Thompson and Ed Purdy.

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