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Friday, July 12, 2013

Friday’s Faces from the Past~Oscar P. Purvis

Today’s photo is a photo of Oscar Philmore Purvis; but, is it O. P. Purvis, Sr. or his son, O. P. Purvis Jr.?

If you have any information about this photo I would be thankful to hear your comments.


Oscar Philmore Purvis, Sr. was born July 10, 1888 and died Apr 20, 1931.

His son, Oscar Philmore Jr. was born June 24, 1925 and died July 16, 1979. Oscar P. Jr. was living in Henrico County, Virginia when he passed away.

[1] William J. Purvis Family Family Bible Holy Bible, (N.p.: n.p., n.d.), BIRTH; Oscar P. PURVIS, born 10 July 1888, Obtained from [name withheld], Wadesboro, North Carolina.
[2] State of North Carolina, death certificate no. 45 (20 April 1931), O P PURVIS;, Raleigh, Wake County, North Carolina.
[3] Social Security Administration, "U.S. Social Security Death Index," database,, 2011 (, Oscar Purvis, SSN: 245-22-8050, viewed on-line 4 July 2012.
[4] U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010 about
[5] Source of photo, Cousin Margie Hanna

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