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Richard Purkey (#46910425)
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Bio Photo I was born in 1930 in the family home in Toledo, Ohio, the fourth child of six. The family moved to Michigan in 1939 and I enlisted in the United States Marines in 1948 after high school. I was discharged in 1952 and married in 1953. I have two wonderful daughters, five grandchildren, one great grand daughter and one great grandson. Family has always been important to me and genealogy just seemed to blend in with everyday conversations.
I am researching the Fallis, Purkey, Onstott, Hutchinson, DeShanaway, Perron, Haver, Cassady, Holmes, and Hartman "Tree Trunks" with their many branches. I am also doing research on my wife's family that includes Pilbeam and Schultz families from Lenawee & Monroe County, Michigan areas.
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4th Michigan Infantry
Henry Bissell memorial transfer
Hi Richard,
I would like to thank you for kindly transferring the memorial of Henry Bissell, a soldier in the Fourth Michigan Infantry, to me. I really appreciate it.

Take care,
George Wilkinson
Added by 4th Michigan Infantry on Jul 15, 2014 5:30 PM
Birth Source for 1 Mar 1887 as birth.
U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942, "U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942," database containing images of registration cards,, (

Name: Carl Claude Cox
Birth Date: 1 Mar 1887
Birth Place: Graham, Kansas, USA
Residence: Hendricks, Indiana, USA
Race: White
5' 10 " 200 pounds, gray eyes, gray hair, minister and wife listed as next of kin ... Lena R. Cox.

This record I found on Registration cards generally arent's altered unless the person wants to be enlisted. I think his age and religion would make him not to want to go to the fighting.
Added by shirleyw55 on Jun 24, 2014 2:12 PM
Brookside Cem, Tecumseh, Lenawee Co, Michigan

Thank you very much for photographing the gravestones of Hobart E. & Elizabeth A. (RICHARDS) MITCHELL at Brookside Cem, Tecumseh, Lenawee Co, Michigan.
Added by treerpgmo on Jun 15, 2014 4:00 PM
Lo Marie
Carrie Pillbeam Mellow
Thank you Richard for the help.
Added by Lo Marie on Jun 08, 2014 3:37 PM
Grace Younglove Hudson
RE: George Valentine Pilbeam
Hi Richard:
Thanks for the information on the Pilbeams. Information posted.
Added by Grace Younglove Hudson on May 23, 2014 12:07 PM
Cindy Cornwell McCachern
Thank You
Thanks for letting me know where Abigail Cornwell is buried. I sure appreciate it. I've requested that it be added to her memorial. Thanks again!
Added by Cindy Cornwell McCachern on May 14, 2014 2:53 PM
David MacDonald
Marjorie Johnson
Richard, Thank you for photographing the grave of Marjorie Johnson. I appreciate your effort. Dave
Added by David MacDonald on May 12, 2014 10:57 AM
Dull transfer
Thank you so much for the transfer.

Added by SeekingFamily on May 12, 2014 9:50 AM
Evelyn Linger Thorn
Adaline DeSpelder #69032242
Thanks so much for the Adaline DeSpelder transfer. I will be happy to take care of it.
Added by Evelyn Linger Thorn on May 05, 2014 11:36 AM
Evelyn Linger Thorn
Adaline Porter DeSpelder
Would you consider transferring Adaline DeSpelder #69032242 to me. She was my second cousin. If you do not wish to transfer her would you please make the following links. Link her to her first husband Allen Wright #73758504, her daughter Mary Wright Gunn #23148484 and her father #122331475. Thanks for your help.
Added by Evelyn Linger Thorn on May 04, 2014 1:32 PM
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