|Birth: ||Jul. 12, 1839|
|Death: ||Jul. 22, 1899|
The Hon. N.M. Purviance was the son of Dr. Thomas Harlan Purviance & Sarah Maxson. Married 1st Emma Belle McPherson October 30, 1870, Beardstown, Cass Co., Illinois. Married 2nd Jennie B. McMillan April 13, 1889, Kansas City, Wyandotte Co., Kansas.
He was educated at Franklin College, Athens, Harrison Co., Ohio, and began the study of law at Cadiz, Ohio, after college; pursued his law studies one year, then enlisted (in August, 1862) in Company C, Ninety-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, until he was mustered out in June, 1865, first as a private, later as Sergeant. When he left the army he returned to Ohio and resumed the study of law in the office of Judge George W. McIlvaine, (now Chief-Justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio), at New Philadelphia. He was admitted to the bar in the fall of 1865, and began practice at Canal-Dover, Tuscarawas Co., Ohio, remaining there until the spring of 1866, when he removed to Beardstown, Cass Co, Ill., and continued to practice until August 1872.
From 1872 until 1884 he practiced in Oswego, Labette Co., Kansas. He served one year as Police Judge, was a member of the Board of Education, and the Labette County Historical Society. After a brief time in Hailey, Alturas County, Idaho, from 1884 to 1885, he returned to Kansas. He practiced in Kansas City until 1892 when he removed to Perryville, Perry Co., Arkansas and remained until his death in July of 1899.
Thomas Harlan Purviance (1814 - 1891)
Sarah Maxson Purviance (1816 - 1895)
Emma Belle McPherson Purviance (1851 - 1919)
Jennie B. McMillen Purviance McLaughlin (1858 - 1938)*
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)*
Purviance Family Cemetery
Plot: Row 1, grave 2
Created by: Daryl Harvey Johnson
Record added: Jul 31, 2001
Find A Grave Memorial# 5654574