Hi Karrie, Katy, and Lori,
My name is Paralee Purviance and I am the daughter of Carlton Purviance and granddaughter of Clarence Lee Purviance b. Oct 2, 1862 d. (still checking) married Feb 11, 1895 to Lola Beatrice Walker b. Dec 11, 1870 d. Jun 4, 1939. Clarence, Lola(and Dewey) are buried Ringgold Texas. Their children are John Walker b. Dec 8, 1896 d. Oct 18, 1930, William Dewey b. Dec 25, 1897 d. June 24, 1902, and Clarence Carlton (changed to Carlton Clarence) b. Aug 9, 1903 d. Jul 7, 1977.
Karrie , the following may be old news as your posting is from so long ago and much can be found on ancestry.com. Your great aunt, Vera Goode, signed George Marion's Death Certificate which shows date of death as Feb 21, 1949 and place of birth as Hopedale, Illinois, but I can only be sure of the date as much is designated D.K. (donít know) on the certificate. I have an image of the certificate which I can send to you. Also I think there is an unconfirmed older sister to Clarence ,George, and Hattie, named Alice or Alace b. 1859.
Does anyone know why John Campbell Purviance left Denton, Texas where, according to the 1900 Federal Census, he was living with George Marion? He apparently moved to Iowa where he died Feb 6, 1903 and is buried Red Oak, Montgomery Iowa. George Marionís sister Hattie married Hans Williamson and can be found on the Iowa 1895 Census but had moved from Iowa to Norton, Kansas by the 1910 Federal Census. So I donít know if this is the connection as I had difficulty locating the family on the 1900 Federal Census. Information on their family is on ancestry.com., but Karrie, I think my notes are sufficient enough to get you started if you need them.
Two more items; John Walker Purviance has a granddaughter who has been in touch with me and I will share your postings with her -- and Clarence Lee also had a daughter Ester b. 1888 from his first marriage to Lizzie May Gardenhire b. Aug 7, 1869 d. Dec 19, 1889, buried Denver Cemetery, Montague, Texas. All I know is Ester has a daughter whose married name is Kathleen Dunn.
Please share information with me and Iíll be happy to provide any information I can. Iím researching multiple families, Purviance, Davie, Walker, Mason, Nichols and have only been doing this since July so Iím definitely multitasking.
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