|Birth: ||Apr. 17, 1857|
|Death: ||Mar. 16, 1900|
New Mexico, USA
"Death of James B. Purcell. Mr Tapp, North Seventh Street, received a telegram Friday, announcing that James B. Purcell, the former well known grocer of Salina, who has been in such delicate health for several years, died at Albuquerque, New Mexico, this morning. There were no other particulars"
A very long Tribute appeared in the Salina Journal on Friday March 30, 1900. The entire article will not be reproduced here.
"....The subject of this o bituary and his brother John opened a grocery store, in July 1887, under the style and firm name of Purcell Bro's. one door south of the residnece then occuping part of the ground upon which now stands the mammoth wholesale house of the Lee Mercantile Company. In the year 1891, the grocery business was discontinued, and, at intervals up to 1896, the deceased was engaged in transacting business for the Lee Mercantile Co. in Ness, Trego, and other western counties of this state.......About the 23rd of April, 1896, Mr. Purcell opened the 'corner grocery,' located at the northeast corner of Santa Fe and Iron avenues, which he conducted with profit until sometime in the month of February, 1899, when failing health compelled him to retire from business. Hoping that benefit might accrue from a change of climate deceased and family left for Albuquerque, New Mexico, on October 24, 1899. The change at first did not seem beneficial, but at the expiration of two months hompes began to be entertained of his ultimate recovery. Friday morning, March 16, between 2 and 3 o'clock, deceased was seized with a violent hemorrhage and in 30 minutes he was no more. The remains were brought to Salina and on March 21st, funeral services were conducted by Father M aurer in the presence of a large concourse of aacquaintances and sympathising friends. The remains were taken to the Catholic cemetery for sepulture."
"An obituary notice of the departed would be incomplete without recounting some of the splendid virtues of which he was the possessor. 'Standing mourning over his untimely grave' memory recalls my first acquaintance with the deceased, which soon ripened into a friendship as eternal and 'imperishable as the stars over our heads.' This acquaintance was formed during the summer of 1886, since which time I have known the deceased as the very sould of honor and integrity, whose course in life was governed and shaped by the highest moral principles. Among the shining virtues that illuminated the life of the subject of this memorial may be mentioned patience, exemlary habits, gentle consure of other's faults, a clemency of nature, which, like a perennial spring never ceased to flow, magnanimous spirit, incapability of personal resentment, undfailing charity of hear, intense devotion to home and family, unsurpassed regard and love for his venerable and highly esteemed mother, and a firm believer in the existence of a just and merciful creator."
The above obituary was penned by W. F. Musser, a member of the newspaper staff.
Patrick Pender Purcell (1829 - 1891)
Elizabeth Anne Grogan Purcell (1829 - 1903)
Julia Theodosia Purcell O'Shea (1854 - 1922)*
James Buchanan Purcell (1857 - 1900)
Thomas Edward Purcell (1859 - 1908)*
John Baptist Purcell (1861 - 1936)*
Mary Clementine Purcell Bertles (1863 - 1919)*
William Ambrose Purcell (1865 - 1956)*
Anna Purcell (1868 - 1870)*
Ellen Marie Purcell (1872 - 1944)*
Mount Calvary Cemetery
Created by: Phillip O
Record added: Sep 22, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42246628