|Birth: ||Jun. 18, 1869|
West Virginia, USA
|Death: ||Mar. 24, 1950|
Mary is the daughter of Jasper Poe and Esteline R. Woolard. She married William Shaffer December 25, 1890 in Taylor County, West Virginia. They had two sons that died soon after birth. They had two daughters, Permelia and Dessie May.
William Shaffer died about 1899 while working on the railroad in Grafton, West Virginia. Shortly after his death Mary moved to Oakland, Maryland and she obtained a job working as a cook in a hotel. The 1900 census shows she left her two daughters, Permelia age 11 and Dessie age 8, behind in West Virginia and put them to work as servants in two separate homes.
Mary met second husband George Edward Purnell while working at the hotel in Maryland. They were married sometime between 1900 to 1901 in Oakland and she had six children from this union: Lewis Alender; Dorsey E.; Lisa Beulah; Jasper R.; Lottie; Nellie C.
Mary died from liver and gall bladder cancer.
Jasper Poe (1843 - 1890)
George Edward Purnell (____ - 1935)*
Dessie May Shaffer Austin (____ - 1971)*
Permelia L. Shaffer Danser (1888 - 1971)*
Lewis Alender Purnell (1900 - 1965)*
Dorsey E Purnell (1903 - 1955)*
Lisa Beulah Brown (1905 - 1974)*
Jasper Russell Purnell (1908 - 1976)*
Lottie E Purnell Takacs (1911 - 1989)*
Maintained by: Michelle Shreve
Originally Created by: Stephanie Lang
Record added: Jun 06, 2003
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