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Saturday, November 17, 2012

Surname Saturday - John William Purvis

Pin It John William Purvis was born on 31 Dec 1880 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.1 He is listed in the 1900 – 1940 Census for Anson County, North Carolina.2 3 5 6 John registered for the World War I Draft in 1917.4  John died on 10 Aug 1956 at the age of 75 and was buried on 12 August 1956 in the Morven Cemetery, Morven, Anson, North Carolina.78 9 10 11


John William Purvis and Nancy Elizabeth Wallace were married on 25 Aug 1901 in McFarlan, Anson,  North Carolina.12 They celebrated their 50th anniversary on 23 Apr 1951 in Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina. 13 Nancy Elizabeth Wallace, daughter of Henry Hampton Wallace and Sarah Ann Ross, was born on 21 Apr 1881 in Chesterfield, Chesterfield, South Carolina.14 15 16 17 18 She died on 19 Jul 1968 at the age of 87 in Morven, Anson, North Carolina and was buried on 22 Jul 1968 in Morven, Anson, North Carolina.1920 21 22 23

John William Purvis and Nancy Elizabeth Wallace had the following children:

              i. Sarah Kelson Purvis, born 22 Jun 1902, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; married James Edward Gathings Sr., 24 Nov 1927; died 15 Mar 1979, Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina.

             ii. Maude Purvis, born 12 Jul 1904, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; married Lonnie Messenheimer Watts, 6 Jun 1922; died 18 Sep 1962, Morven, Anson, North Carolina.

            iii. John William Purvis Jr., born 20 May 1906, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; married Elma Davis, 23 Apr 1927, Bennettsville, Marlboro, South Carolina; died 11 Aug 1985, Wadesboro, Anson, North Carolina.

            iv. Ross Jethro Purvis, born 11 Dec 1908, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; married Lela Janie Lee, 19 Aug 1936, North Carolina; died 11 Oct 1978, Morven, Anson, North Carolina.

             v. Violet Hulda Purvis, born 19 Jan 1912, Morven, Anson, North Carolina; married Welton O. Derrick, 26 Jun 1937; died 27 Jul 1986, Union, Union County, South Carolina, USA.



John William Purvis and his wife Nancy are my Grand Uncle and Aunt. 


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1. William J. Purvis Family Family Bible Holy Bible, (n.p.: n.p., n.d.), J. W. PERVIS; Birth - 31 December 1880,  Obtained from Tammy Gathings Swearengin, Wadesboro, North Carolina.
        2. 1900 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) 7, Page 145B; Line 63, Dwelling 345, Family 346, Household of John PURVIS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 25 August 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T623, Roll 1181.
        3. 1910 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #0011, Page 158B, Line 87, Dwelling 96, Family 97, Household of John W. PURVIS; digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 October 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T624, Roll 1096.
        4. "World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," on-line digital images, ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 26 August 2012), John William Purvis; citing World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, FHL Roll Number: 1765559; Birth Date: 30 Dec 1880.
        5. 1920  U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #13, Page 192A, Line 13, Dwelling 109, Family 109, Household of  John W. PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : viewed 11 October 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm Series: T625, Roll: 1283.
        6. 1930 U. S. Census, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #18, Page 27B; Line 99, Dwelling 118, Family 119, Household of John W. PURVIS; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 11 October 2011); citing National Archives Microfilm T626_Roll: 1672.
        7. John William Purvis, The Anson Record, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina, 10 August 1956, Page 1, Col 4. Full Citation.
        8. John William Purvis, death certificate (Long Form) 19243 (10 August 1956), SC State Board of Health, Department of Health & Human Services, Columbia, Richland County, South Carolina.
        9. Jim Tipton, Find A Grave, digital image, http://www.findagrave.com; Headstone for John William Purvis; (31 December 1880–10 August 1956); Memorial # 38311293; Record of the Morven Cemetery; Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, USA; Accessed on 25 November 2100.
        10. John William Purvis obituary, The Anson Record, Wadesboro, North Carolina, 14 August 1956, Page 1, Col 4.
        11. Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Accessed on 25 November 2100; Headstone for John William Purvis;  Memorial # 38311293.
        12. William J. Purvis Family Family Bible, Marriage - 25 August 1901, John William Purvis & Nancy Elizabeth Wallace.
        13. The Anson Record, 23 April 1951.
        14. Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Accessed on 3 January 2010; Headstone for Elizabeth Nancy Wallace Purvis;  Memorial # 38311302.
        15. 1900 U. S. Census, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, population schedule, Court House, Chesterfield County, South Carolina, enumeration district (ED) #21, Page 101B/20B; Line 61, Dwelling 372, Family 379, Household of Hampton A. WALLACE; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://ancestry.com : viewed 12 May 2012); citing National Archives Microfilm T623_1523.
        16. 1910 U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, ED #0011, Page 158B, Line 87, Dwelling 96, Family 97, Household of John W. PURVIS.
        17. 1920  U. S. Census, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, ED #13, Page 192A, Line 13, Dwelling 109, Family 109, Household of  John W. PURVIS.
        18. 1930 U. S. Census, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, population schedule, Morven, Anson County, North Carolina, ED #18, Page 27B; Line 99, Dwelling 118, Family 119, Household of John W. PURVIS.
        19. Mrs.Purvis  Succumbs In Hospital, The Anson Record, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina, 23 July 1968, Page 1, Col. 2.
        20. State of North Carolina, death certificate no. 22254 (19 July 1968), Nancy Elizabeth Purvis; https://www.ancestry.com, Wadesboro, Anson County, North Carolina.
        21. The Anson Record, 23 July 1968.
        22. Ibid.
        23. Find A Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, Accessed on 3 January 2010; Headstone for Elizabeth Nancy Wallace Purvis;  Memorial # 38311302.

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