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Mata Cora Purviance Hover
Birth: Feb. 17, 1877
Oswego
Labette County
Kansas, USA
Death: Oct. 11, 1961
Saint Pete Beach
Pinellas County
Florida, USA

Born in Osewgo, Labette Co., Kansas, Mata was the 4th of six children. Her father, the Honorable Nathan Maxson Purviance, was an attorney and judge born in Belmont County, Ohio. Her mother Emma Belle McPherson was born in Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois.

Mata married Hebert A. Hover on December 24, 1895. They lived in Spokane, Washington and La Crescent, California before embarking on a well-publicized cross-country automobile trip in 1908. Seven months later, they had crossed the United States, from Mexico to Canada and the Pacific to the Atlantic. They headed east to Africa on January 22, 1909. Mata and H.A. enjoyed several years touring Africa and Europe. They came back before WW I broke out.

In 1917 they moved to Helena, Montana. Later, Herbert and Mata moved to northern Illinois, in the town of Lombard in DuPage County. They lived there for several years. In 1941 they moved to Florida. They had a house built at 6351 2nd Avenue South, St. Petersburg Beach, Pinellas Co., Florida. Mata, who never had any children, died in St. Petersburg Beach, Florida at the age of 84 years, 7 months, and 24 days.  
 
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 Parents:
  Nathan Maxson Purviance (1839 - 1899)
  Emma Belle McPherson Purviance (1851 - 1919)
 
 Spouse:
  Herbert Austin Hover (1868 - 1951)
 
 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:
Memorial Park Cemetery
Saint Petersburg
Pinellas County
Florida, USA
Plot: Div. E, Block 1, Sec. 6, Lot 15
 
Created by: Daryl Harvey Johnson
Record added: May 30, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5493358
Mata Cora <i>Purviance</i> Hover
Added by: Daryl Harvey Johnson
 
Mata Cora <i>Purviance</i> Hover
Added by: Daryl Harvey Johnson
 
Mata Cora <i>Purviance</i> Hover
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