The  McCook  Gazette
(McCook, Nebraska)
Tuesday, February 7, 1950 
Carl Purvis Dies; Funeral Is Planned
          Carl E. Purvis, 63, died this morning at his home, 209 East 3rd.  For the past 19 years he had been employed by Red Willow County.  
          Funeral Services will be announced later by the Herrmann Funeral Home.  
          Born in Indianapolis, Ind., Mr. Purvis came to McCook in 1915 and had resided here since that time.  
           His survivors include a son, Jack, of Beatrice; a brother, Ralph Purvis, of San Antonio, Tex., and a sister.  His wife died in 1932 and a son was killed in action in World War II.
[Note: Carl Purvis was born in Needham, Johnson County, Indiana.  His wife, Lillie, died in 1934.  They are both buried in Memorial Park Cemetery, McCook, Nebraska.]
Contributed by Dawn Salinas

The  San  Antonio  Daily  Light
(San Antonio, Texas)
Tuesday, January 7, 1958
          Mr. Ralph Purvis, 2912 W. Gerald, passed away in a local hospital Monday, Jan 6 at the age of 71 years.
          Survivors:  wife,  Mrs. Edith Purvis; daughter, Mrs. William T. Wright, city; sister, Mrs. M. L. Brown, Denver, Colo; two grandchildren.
          Funeral services will be in the chapel of the Alamo Funeral Home Wednesday, Jan. 8th 10 a.m. with Rev. Earl Martin officiating.  Interment will be in Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery under the auspices of Kelly Lodge No. 1131 AF&AM.  
          Mr. Purvis was a member of Browning Methodist Church, a life member and Past Master of Kelly Lodge No. 1131 AF&AM, and a member of San Antonio Chapter No. 381, R.A.M.  Arrangements by ALAMO FUNERAL HOME CA6-5357.
[Note:  Ralph Purvis passed away at home at the age of 70 years.]
Contributed Dawn Salinas

The  Shelbyville  Republican
Tuesday, March 28, 1933
Page 1
Funeral  For  County  Resident
To  Be  At  Mt. Pisgah  Church
Thursday  Morning.
          A cerebral hemorrhage caused the death of  Warren Purvis, age 73 years, at 3:55 o'clock Monday afternoon at his home one mile east of Shelbyville on State Road 29.  He had been in ill health for three months.
          Mr. Purvis was born in Burnsville, Bartholomew county, on June 6, 1859.  His first marriage was to  Miss Frances Fisher, in 1880, her death occurring in 1902.  Later he was married to  Viola Tucker,  who died last September.
          The deceased leaves three children,  Mrs. Margaret L. Brown,  of Fort Worth, Texas;  Carl Purvis, of McCook, Neb.; and  Ralph Purvis,  of San Antonio, Texas.  Seven grandchildren, a sister,  Mrs. Flora Creasey, of Indianapolis; and a brother,  Harry A. Purvis, of Detroit, Michigan, also survive.
          Mr. Purvis had been engaged in farming all of his life.  He was a member of the Mt. Pisgah Baptist church and the Red Men lodge at Franklin.
          Funeral services will be held at the Mt. Pisgah church Thursday morning at 10:30 o'clock with the Rev. Clem officiating, assisted by the Rev. J. W. Kinnett, of Newcastle.  Burial will be in the church cemetery in charge of Morris Sleeth.  Friends may call at the home any time.
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Shelbyville  Democrat
Monday, September 2, 1907
Well  Known  Resident  of  City  Passes  Away -- Funeral  Wednesday.
          George C. Purvis, a well known resident of this city, died at his home, 23 McKenzie street, at nine o'clock this morning, aged sixty-eight years, eleven months and ten days.  He is survived by his wife, four sons and one daughter.  They are  Warren  and  Harry Purvis, of this city;  Lewis Purvis, of Morgantown;  Adria Purvis, of Greenfield, and  Mrs. Flora Creasey, of Indianapolis.
          Funeral services will be held at the late home at one p.m. Wednesday, conducted by the Rev. H. O. Pritchard.  The interment will be in Second Mt. Pleasant cemetery, under the auspices of Chillon Lodge, Knights of Pythias.  Edwards & Hageman, funeral directors. 
Contributed by Phyllis Miller Fleming

The  Martinsville  Republican
May 15, 1902
Maiden Name:  Fisher
Date of Death:  05/15/1902
Spouse: (Gordon) Warren Purvis
Survived By:  "She leaves a husband, four children, a father, a mother, and also two brothers and five sisters.  Her brothers are:  Lawson and  William Fisher.  Her sisters are:  Miss Mary Fisher,  Mrs. Ella Ayers,  Mrs. Jarvis Engleken,  Mrs. Ida Griffin  and another sister [who] lives in New York."
Other:  Age 36.  "Mrs. Frances Purvis, daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. James K. Fisher, died this morning at the home of her parents.  She was born 9 September 1864 and was married to Warren Purvis in 1881.
[Note:  Actual place/date of her marriage is Morgan County, Indiana on December 25, 1880. Cemetery:  South Park]
Contributed by Dawn Salina

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