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Re: Looking for Parents of Ethel Whitson (Purnelle)
Posted by: Beth Rasmussen (ID *****3066) Date: July 24, 2007 at 15:43:58
In Reply to: Re: Looking for Parents of Ethel Whitson (Purnelle) by Beth Rasmussen of 512

World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: Kenneth E Purnell
City: Not Stated
County: Coles
State: Illinois
Birthplace: Illinois;United States of America (Elgin, Il)
Birth Date: 12 Apr 1894
Race: Caucasian (White)
Roll: 1504099
DraftBoard: 0
dependents: 3 children as dependents, daus of sister. Couldn't really understand this as the writing was very poor and hard to read.
short, medium build, grey eyes, brown hair

U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
Name: Kenneth Edward Purnell
Birth Date: 12 Apr 1894
Residence: Fayette, Pennsylvania (Lower Tyrone Twp)
Birth: Elgin, Illinois
Roll: WW2_2139539
mailing address was Dawson, Pa
next of kin or person to notify was Pauline Purnell
He worked for the P &L E RR in Fayette, Pa
5 ft 10 3/4, 160 lbs.
blue eyes, grey hair, lt complexion, wears glasses
Info taken Apr 22, 1942

FYI- Elgin is in Kane Co, Illinois.

I found Kenneth in Pennsylvania in 1920 and living with him was his father Frederick aged 72.
1920 United States Federal Census
Name: Kenneth Russell
[Kenneth Purnell]
Home in 1920: Dawson, Fayette, Pennsylvania
Age: 26 years
Estimated birth year: abt 1894
Birthplace: Illinois
Relation to Head of House: Brother
Father's name: Frederick J
Father's Birth Place: England
Mother's Birth Place: Ohio
Marital Status: Single
Race: White
Sex: Male
Able to read: Yes
Able to Write: Yes
Image: 541
Household Members: Name Age
W B Russell 36 (brother Walter)minister
Grace E Russell 34
David Russell 4 6/12
Paul Russell 3
John Russell 1
Frederick J Russell 72 , painter
Kenneth Russell 26 ,car repair on RR

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