Purcell Sedgwick (b.1885 near Albany, NY)
My grandfather's sister Christina Dreimiller married (assumed) a Sedgwick and they had a son Casper. Christina died the same year that Casper was born and he was raised by Christina's parents. I had no luck finding out anything about her husband until I found their grandson this week who is also named Casper Sedgwick.
Casper told me that Christina's husband's name was Percell. I did some research and apparently his name was spelled Purcell (aka Percell and Persall) Sedgwick. It appears that he was the son of Martin E. (b.1861) and Hattie M. Sedgwick (b.1862) of Albany, NY and was born in 1885. That makes sense because Christina's family also lived in Albany.
Casper also told me that Purcell had some connection to Springfield, MA and that he may have died young, like his wife, possibly from a fall off a roof. I found a brief article in a Springfield, MA newspaper from 1917 reporting his death in a hospital but no cause was give. I'm taking a drive up to Springfield next week to pick up a copy of his death certificate.
According to the 1900 and 1910 US Federal Census his siblings were:
Paul G. Sedgwick (b.1887)
James R. Sedgwick or Robert J. Sedgwick (b.1891)
Ransom G. Sedgwick or Ranson B. Sedgwick (b.1893)
Lavinia M. Sedgwick (b.1896)
I'm wondering if anyone here has run across any information about Purcell.
Gales Ferry, CT