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Amelia "Melia" Purpus
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Birth: 1872
Brown County
Illinois, USA
Death: 1967
Mount Sterling
Brown County
Illinois, USA

Father: Charles Eugene Purpus 1838-1910
Mother: Marie S. (Purpus) Purpus 1842-1920
Amelia's Parents immigrated to the United States with their parents in the 1800's. They came from Lauterecken, Rhineland-Platz, Germany.
Amelia had 2 brothers and 1 sister. Younger brother Leo 1883-1899 died at age 16 is buried in the Purpus Family Cemetery. Her brother Albert Charles 1873-1972 and his wife Jenny Lilliam Thomas 1885-1945 are buried in the Mt. Sterling Cemetery. Her sister Lena Purpus 1867-1967 married Enos 'Vess' Bennett and they are buried in Quincy, Adams Co. Illinois. Aunt Melia's hobbies were crocheting and taking photos of her family with her red Kodak box camera. I am blessed with many photos of me and my parents that were taken by her in the mid 30's and 40's. 
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  Charles Eugene Purpus (1838 - 1910)
  Marie Purpus (1842 - 1930)
  Leo Purpus (____ - 1899)*
  Amelia Purpus (1872 - 1967)
  Albert Purpus (1873 - 1972)*
*Calculated relationship
Mount Sterling City Cemetery
Mount Sterling
Brown County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Lila J Hess
Record added: Aug 15, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 95399132
Amelia Melia Purpus
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Amelia Melia Purpus
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Amelia Melia Purpus
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Thank You, Aunt Melia for your thoughtful ways.
- Neenie
 Added: Aug. 30, 2012

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