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Dr Walter Charles Purviance
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Birth: Apr. 19, 1875
Oswego
Labette County
Kansas, USA
Death: Nov. 10, 1952
Stockton
San Joaquin County
California, USA

Walter began medical practice in 1905. He was living in Leavenworth, Kansas for a while before he and his wife traveled to Syen Chyun, Korea in 1908 as Medical Missionaries. He founded the Duncan Memorial Hospital at Chung Ju, Korea in 1911. Named after a benefactor, Mrs. Duncan from New York.

On July 2, 1911 he writes, "I expect to get the hospital finished this month. How glad I will be. For three years I have thought and planned and drawn plans and made out specifications and orders for material, and paid workmen and kept accounts, and supervised the work under way. I have had to watch every stone and brick that has gone into the building. I have had to direct the carpenter work, the stonework, the painting, the plastering, the plumbing, drawing pictures of all I could not explain. I am proud of the job." The total cost he writes was around $10,000.

Children:
Emma Belle Purviance Toovey
Winifred Margarette Purviance Feder
Walter Byram Purviance
Charles Millard Purviance
 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Nathan Maxson Purviance (1839 - 1899)
  Emma Belle McPherson Purviance (1851 - 1919)
 
 Spouse:
  Lula Alma Byram Purviance (1883 - 1967)*
 
 Children:
  Emma Belle Purviance Toovey (1910 - 1971)*
  Winifred Margarette Purviance Feder (1912 - 1965)*
  Charles Millard Purviance (1922 - 2005)*
 
 Siblings:
  Arthur William Purviance (1871 - 1872)*
  Lula Mae Purviance (1873 - 1941)*
  Walter Charles Purviance (1875 - 1952)
  Mata Cora Purviance Hover (1877 - 1961)*
  Alice Pauline Purviance Spaul (1879 - 1973)*
  Nathan Maxson Purviance (1884 - 1968)*
  Lincoln Purviance (1890 - 1893)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Daryl Harvey Johnson
Record added: Dec 27, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45858868
Dr Walter Charles Purviance
Added by: Daryl Harvey Johnson
 
Dr Walter Charles Purviance
Added by: Daryl Harvey Johnson
 
Dr Walter Charles Purviance
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