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Re: Looking for Parents of Ethel Whitson (Purnelle)
Posted by: Beth Rasmussen (ID *****3066) Date: July 24, 2007 at 15:22:15
In Reply to: Looking for Parents of Ethel Whitson (Purnelle) by Bill Fisher of 513

I could not find them anywhere in 1900.

Name: Fred Purnell
Home in 1930: Mattoon, Coles, Illinois
Age: 82
Estimated birth year: abt 1848
Birthplace: England
Relation to Head of House: Head
Race: White
Parents' birthplace: England
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Fred Purnell 82
Ethel Whitson 50

1910 United States Federal Census
Name: Ethel I Whitson
[Ethel I Durnell]
Age in 1910: 29
Estimated birth year: abt 1881
Birthplace: Kansas
Relation to Head of House: Daughter
Father's name: Fredie J
Father's Birth Place: England
Mother's name: Emily F
Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
Home in 1910: Mattoon Ward 5, Coles, Illinois
Marital Status: Divorced
Race: White
Gender: Female
Household Members: Name Age
Fredie J Durnell 62 RR worker
Emily F Durnell 38
Ethel I Whitson 29, divorced, 5 children 3 living
Violet A Whitson 10
Gladis L Whitson 8
Florence L Whitson 6
Walter b Durnell 26 son , ministry student
Kenneth E Durnell 16 son


1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Ethel Whitson
Home in 1920: Mattoon Ward 5, Coles, Illinois
Age: 39 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1881
Birthplace: Kansas
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father's Birth Place: England
Mother's Birth Place: United States of America
Marital Status: Divorced
Race: White
Sex: Female
Home owned: Rent
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 330
Household Members: Name Age
Ethel Whitson 39
Violet Whitson 19
Gladys Whitson 18
Florence Whitson 16

Kansas State Census Collection, 1855-1915
Name: Ethel Purnell
Census Date: 1 Mar 1885
Residence County: Nemaha
Residence State: Kansas
Locality: Seneca
Birth Location: Kansas
Family Number: 56
Gender: Female
Estimated birth year: abt 1881
Race: White
Line: 26
Roll: KS1885_94
Parents: F J age 37
E F Purnell age 35, painter
Ethel, 4
Walter, 1

There are probably birth records for this time period. Write to the county clerk in that county and ask. Or go to www.RAOGK and see if there is a lookup for that state and county.


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