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Purl Sherley "Purley" Abbott
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Birth: Nov. 16, 1882
Kentucky, USA
Death: Apr. 6, 1919
Fort Smith
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA

Purl Sherley or Purley Abbott was born November 16, 1882 to Martha Shoafstall and Willis Abbott in Bracken County, Kentucky. He married Addie Reese on February 18, 1903 in Denning, Franklin County Arkansas. This marriage ended in divorce. They had one son Lyle Gardie Abbott. Mrs. P.S. Abbott listed in his obituary as follows was his second marriage. The obituary was typed word for word from original.
Obituary: Southern & American, Fort Smith, Arkansas, April 8, 1919
P.S. Abbott, 37 years of age died in a local hospital Sunday Morning. He is survived by his wife and a son who reside at Phillips, Okla: his mother, Mrs. William McDonald, a brother, Frank, and a sister, Mrs John Dyer, all living at Freemont, Neb. Mr. Abbott was a miner by occupation at Tahoma.
Funeral services were held at the Putnam Undertaking parlors at 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon by Ref. Paul G. Preston, pastor of the First Christian church. Interment was in Oak cemetery.
Source: Death Certificate (died of ruptured appendix)
Obituary (from Barbara Edmonson)
Marriage Certificate (from Barbara Edmonson)
WWI Draft Registration Williams, Leflore, Ok
Family links: 
  Martha Elizabeth Shoafstall Standafer (1858 - 1938)
  Purl Sherley Abbott (1882 - 1919)
  Leonard Hainline MacDonald (1886 - 1956)*
  Hester Ann MacDonald Gibson (1890 - 1982)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Cemetery
Fort Smith
Sebastian County
Arkansas, USA
Maintained by: Lynne MacDonald King
Originally Created by: Rock Talker
Record added: Sep 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41952526
Purl Sherley Purley Abbott
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