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John Purdue

merchant , philanthropist

John Purdue, American merchant, philanthropist.

Background

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.

Connections

father:
Charles Settler

mother:
Mary (Short) P. Settler