Nov. 15, 1844 West Memphis Crittenden County Arkansas, USA
Nov. 11, 1916 Van Alstyne Grayson County Texas, USA
William was the son John Wylie Purdum and Eleanor Clifford Gilliland Purdom. He married Sarah Clementine "Sallie" Gossage on December 31 1868 in Franklin County, Tennessee. She died in December 1890 in Grayson County and is also buried in Cannon Cemetery. William married Sarah's sister, Nancy Ellen Gossage, in 1890 in Grayson County. Nancy is also buried in Cannon Cemetery.
William was the father of 19 children. (9 with Sarah and 10 with Nancy).
William shares headstone with children Jesse Ira and Louallen Houston Purdom.