Medford Mail Tribune Friday, Dec. 14, 1917
PURDY- Samuel P. Purdy died December 13, 1917 at the family home, 715 Park avenue, Medford, aged 67 years, 1 month and 24 days. The deceased had been a resident of this city for thirteen years. He leaves to mourn their loss a wife and six children, of which four are boys. There are also six grand children. Mr. Purdy was a resident of Oregon for 52 years. He was a member of the Masonic order, Weston lodge No. 65. Funeral announcement will be made later. The funeral will be held at Weeks & McGowan's chapel Saturday at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. Hamilton officiating. Interment in Jacksonville cemetery under auspices of Medford Lodge No.108 A. F. & A. M.