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Does anyone have any information on the "Purdy Gang" in Oklahoma?
 
Posts: 1 | Location: Mascoutah, Illinois, USA | Registered: Mon January 19 2004Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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Chester (Alton) Purdy and his companions knocked off a dozen grocery stores, etc. in the mid-1920s in Okmulgee and Okfuskee Counties.He was suspected of murdering two cops and attempted several prison escapes after his capture.He ran with "Ace" Pendelton and "Grandpa" Harrison. Need any more, e-mail me.

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I think there was also a Purdy gang of Indian Territory that shot and wounded lawman Heck Thomas in the area of Snake Creek. The details are most likely found in "Law West of Fort Smith" or "West of Hell's Fringe" by Glenn Shirley.

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Posts: 158 | Location: Piedmont, OK | Registered: Wed November 12 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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There is also mention of this Purdy Gang in "Heck Thomas Frontier Marshal" by Glenn Shirley. Pages 93,94,95,96. Also "Heck Thomas, My Papa" by Beth Thomas Meeks and Bonnie Speer. They are mentioned with my great grandpa Wallace..............Connie Karle
 
Posts: 27 | Location: Selma, CA USA | Registered: Fri December 12 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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I actually knew "Al" Purdy. In his later years he lived very simply in Westville OK near a dear friend he referred to as "Little Bit" not sure of her real name. Al was quite a character. He didn't talk much of his life of crime, but he did hint as to unfound loot. He was quite free with money, so I suspect he still had access to some of that money. I have an old recipe he gave me for his famous Purdy Pickles.
 
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So, are these Purdy Pickles any good?
 
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They are. They use up all the cukes that got too ripe to pickle. When they are yellow, you can make a sweet cinnamon pickle that tastes like apple rings.
 
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Originally posted by karlec:
There is also mention of this Purdy Gang in "Heck Thomas Frontier Marshal" by Glenn Shirley. Pages 93,94,95,96. Also "Heck Thomas, My Papa" by Beth Thomas Meeks and Bonnie Speer. They are mentioned as well as my great grandpa DUSM,James C.Wallace,who was one of Heck Thomas's Deputies...............Connie Karle
 
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