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Charles Purvis (#47661418)
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Bio Photo Lifelong resident of Louisburg, Kansas. Descendant of the Becker, Smith, Morgan and Purvis families in and around Louisburg, who migrated here from Kentucky, Indiana, Iowa, Missouri and Nebraska.

I generally create memorials for relatives and people whom I have known. Sometimes I will add unknown-to-me people whose memorials appear to be falling into disrepair, so as to capture the information while it is still available. Or if I feel they have been overlooked.

Any memorial I've created will be cheerfully transferred unless it's a close relative of mine or dear friend. None of this "you must do this, you must do that, or I won't transfer" nonsense.

Don't forget to visit my virtual cemeteries.

7/21/2015 Note on GPS coordinates: Unless you have a map of the cemetery, knowing sections and plots isn't much help in finding a grave. I try to include GPS coordinates in my memorials whenever possible. You do not need a GPS device of any sort to benefit from this; all you have to do is click on the GPS longitude/latitude numbers displayed on a memorial and a Google street map will pop up with a marker showing the grave. It's then best to click on the Google Earth button in the lower left corner of the display so you can see where the grave is located in the cemetery and any prominent landmarks that may be helpful.

The GPS unit I'm using right now is a Garmin 60CSx unit, which claims to be accurate to within +/- 9 feet most of the time. I have not found it to be that accurate; probably more like 25 to 50 feet. Even at that level of accuracy, you can rule out huge portions of a cemetery in which you do not need to look to find the grave you are seeking. Another quirk is that Find A Grave and Garmin use different formats for GPS coordinates, so I have to convert the Garmin numbers to the F-A-G format, with possibility of error if I make a mistake entering numbers. I usually try to verify that each grave is where I remember finding it. If you find any gross errors, please let me know.
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Messages left for Charles Purvis (109)[Leave Message]
RE: Floyd and Mildred Harris, Mount Moriah
Thanks, but I am not related to these folks. If You haven't yet done so though, you might connect their son to them.
Added by debs on Sep 23, 2016 4:08 PM
David Campbell
Nancy Maxwell Wood
It wasn't necessary to transfer Nancy to me, but thanks for doing it. It is my first one. Cool!
Added by David Campbell on Sep 05, 2016 9:24 PM
Diana Chambers
RE: Minnie Vaughn
My brother and I were strictly indexing the cemetary. I will be happy to release any memorials to other parties. I apologize for the offense.
Added by Diana Chambers on Jul 13, 2016 9:51 AM
Diana Wittenberg
RE: Charles Mohr
You're welcome.
Added by Diana Wittenberg on Jun 17, 2016 8:14 AM
Julie Armstrong Narr
Unnamed "Three Infants" Morgan, Mem. # 93708858
Hi Charles, I just sent you an edit for this memorial earlier and found upon further research that it is not exactly correct. The unnamed infants (per the Miami Co., KS Cemetery book and Ancestry) were: Freddy born 1905, Baby Boy (Harry's twin) born 1911, and Baby Girl born 1915.
Thanks,sorry for the confusion.

Julie Armstrong Narr
Added by Julie Armstrong Narr on Jun 10, 2016 6:03 PM
George Cassady
French family
Thanks for your kind words. Charles was a 1st cousin. His mother, Ruphina Hamilton was the sister of my g-grandfather . . . George
Added by George Cassady on May 17, 2016 11:36 AM
Lindan S Caldwell
Reed Pigman
Added a photo to Reed Pigman's memorial.
Added by Lindan S Caldwell on May 10, 2016 10:55 PM
Cameron Herrell
Clifford Wood
No, I didn't know him, but thanks anyway. I just saw this morning on website that some stone pics needed to be taken at Independence & Woodfin cemeteries, so I went over there to look for them.
I live in Butler, and try to cover all cemeteries in Bates County to keep them current since doing this starting in 2013 and to help out the Butler Public Library genealogical section.
Added by Cameron Herrell on May 07, 2016 4:45 PM
Cameron Herrell
RE: Donald Lesmeister
Yes, I knew him. He died in a farm mowing accident. Thanks.
Added by Cameron Herrell on May 05, 2016 7:04 PM
Thank you
Thank you for all your excellent contributions to the Findagrave community! A great way to help preserve our family heritage.
Added by wheatshocker on Mar 21, 2016 9:01 AM
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