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Edwin Purvis Ansley
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Birth: Dec. 11, 1864
Arkansas, USA
Death: Oct. 10, 1915
Olathe
Johnson County
Kansas, USA

It is told, Edwin Purvis was a serious-minded young man, a bookkeeper, married Alda E. Merritt October 15, 1890. Due to their deteriorating financial condition, they moved to Indian Territory Oklahoma in 1901 by covered wagon in a quest for free land. Edwin suffered from typhoid fever and was unable to work for some time. He worked in farming, running a hotel, and after twenty four years of unblissful marriage, he left his family in Hugo, Choctaw, Oklahoma and went to Olathe, Kansas to work for the railroad. At fifty years of age he died from a self-inflicted gunshot through the heart. Interment was October 12, 1915 Olathe Memorial Cemetery. Reference: A History of Descendents: William Ansley and Thomas Ansley, Volume I, by Phyllis Ansley Griffin. 
 
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 Parents:
  Cicero Arnold Ansley (1842 - 1925)
  Charlotte McDonald Ansley (1845 - 1927)
 
 Spouse:
  Alda Elizabeth Merritt Ansley (1874 - 1931)
 
 Children:
  William Edmond Ansley (1891 - 1972)*
  Leo Ansley (1894 - 1972)*
  Dewey Hobson Ansley (1898 - 1912)*
  Abigail Gray Ansley Walker (1900 - 1986)*
 
 Siblings:
  Edwin Purvis Ansley (1864 - 1915)
  Minnie Lee Ansley Knight (1868 - 1905)*
  Allen McDonald Ansley (1874 - 1957)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Olathe Memorial Cemetery
Olathe
Johnson County
Kansas, USA
Plot: 1- 91- 1-E2
 
Maintained by: Reynolds Ansley
Originally Created by: Shelley
Record added: Feb 13, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17922830
Edwin Purvis Ansley
Added by: Reynolds Ansley
 
Edwin Purvis Ansley
Added by: Shelley
 
Edwin Purvis Ansley
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- JARROTT P. COX
 Added: Oct. 24, 2013
Edwin Purvis Ansley was my great grandfather. Rest in the Peace of Our Lord.
- Reynolds Ansley
 Added: May. 19, 2011
 
 
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