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John Purdue

John Purdue, American merchant, philanthropist.


  • Purdue, John was born on October 31, 1802 in Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Charles and Mary (Short) P. Settler, Lafayette, Indiana, 1839, became a commercial leader of region.

  • Career

    • Partner in successful commission house, New York City, during 1850’s.


    • father: Charles Settler
    • mother: Mary (Short) P. Settler
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    Born October 31, 1802
    Died September 12, 1876
    (aged 73)