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William Henry "Bill" Purswell
Birth: Dec. 11, 1887
Liberty County
Texas, USA
Death: Jan. 14, 1959
Houston
Harris County
Texas, USA

William was born in 1887 in Cleveland Texas. He was the son of Stephen David Purswell and Isobel Diar Hough Purswell.

In 1907, he married Harriet Evans Lee Purswell.

William worked in a shipyard in the New York City area and also in Houston Texas. Before that he owned a barber shop and was a bootlegger during prohibition.

William had 11 brothers and sisters:

John Asey Purswell
Frank Purswell twin of Jesse Purswell (died in infancy)
Jesse Purswell twin of Frank Purswell (died in infancy)
Carrie Bell Purswell (died young)
Eva Caroline Purswell Ward
Gabriel Green "Guy" Purswell
Hallie Purswell Alford twin of Allie Purswell.
Allie Purswell twin of Hallie Purswell Alford.
Mary Ethel Purswell Pond
David Alson Purswell
Myrtis Alma Purswell Slay

William died in 1959 in Houston Texas of a heart attack at the home of his grandaughter, Velda Irene Farrow Kubala.

William and Harriet were the parents of three daughters:

Ola Lee Purswell Blazek
Lucy B Purswell Moody
Winnie D Purswell Cooper



 
 
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 Parents:
  Stephen David Purswell (1869 - 1915)
  Isobelle Diar Hough Purswell (1870 - 1926)
 
 Spouse:
  Harriet Evans Lee Purswell (1881 - 1958)
 
 Children:
  Ola Lee Purswell Blazek (1908 - 1986)*
  Lucy B Purswell Moody (1909 - 1977)*
  Winnie D Purswell Cooper (1919 - 1984)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Henry Purswell (1887 - 1959)
  John Asey Purswell (1891 - 1947)*
  Eva Caroline Purswell Ward (1897 - 1943)*
  Gabriel Green Purswell (1899 - 1972)*
  Hallie Purswell Alford (1901 - 1923)*
  Allie Purswell (1901 - 1972)*
  Mary Ethel Purswell Pond (1905 - 1985)*
  Myrtis Alma Purswell Slay (1909 - 1988)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Morgan Cemetery
Security
Montgomery County
Texas, USA
 
Created by: Stephen Moody
Record added: Sep 09, 2004
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William Henry Bill Purswell
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