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"J" Kevin T. Purkaple (#47990367)
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Bio Photo Please message me (via e-mail, if possible, but here works too) if anything is not correct as you understand it to be.
Unless it's my info...on myself...

(I indicate each individual's placing in order of birth with their biologically full-blood brother/s and/or sister/s - if any - M/s and/or F/s from left to right, oldest to youngest. Capitalized is the M or F representing the individual being focused in on.)


I was born at the Hannibal Regional Hospital in Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri, on Wednesday, 25 Sep. 1996, at 1:06 a.m. My birth was attended by Dr. Sandra Jane Ahlum, M.D. (and F.A.C.O.G.) and Leisa Wear, R.N.

I am the oldest of 3 sons and 1 daughter (M.m.m.f) born to the Reverend PRIVATE Purkaple (LIVING) and PRIVATE (Jett) Purkaple (LIVING).

My Dad (m.M.f) is the son of PRIVATE Purkaple (LIVING) and Karen Sue (Thomas) Purkaple (12 Nov. 1947, Glen Carbon, Madison County, Illinois - 16 July 2010, Memorial Hospital, Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois).

My Mom (m.m.f.F.m) is the daughter of PRIVATE Jett (LIVING) and PRIVATE (Jackson) Jett (LIVING).


My Granddad, PRIVATE (M.m.m), is the son of Donald James "Don" Purkaple (30 Dec. 1927, St. Louis, Missouri - 15 Sep. 1989, Creal Springs, Williamson County, Illinois) and Helen Irma (Eaves) Amunrud (4 Mar. 1928, Anna, Union County, Illinois - 11 June 2010, 4:27 p.m. at Parkway Manor, Marion, Williamson County, Illinois), who married PRIVATE Amunrud (LIVING) some years after her husband Don's death. This second husband survived her.

My Grandma Purkaple (m.F.m), now with her Lord in Heaven, was the daughter of Carl Edwin Thomas (22 June 1914, Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky - 30 Jan. 2005, Maryville, Madison County, Illinois) and Thelma Juanita (Turnbull) Thomas (25 July 1916, Potosi, Washington County, Missouri - 1 June 1959, Richmond Heights, St. Louis County, Missouri).

My Grandpa Jett, PRIVATE (f.m.m.m.m.f.f.M.m.f), is the son of Alfred Cecil Jett (5 June 1900, Marion County, Illinois - 16 Nov. 1982, Marion County, Illinois) and Viola Marie (Scates) Jett (17 Aug. 1904, Central City, Marion County, Illinois - 9 July 1967, Patoka, Marion County, Illinois).

My Grandma Jett, PRIVATE (f.f.F.m.f.f), is the daughter of Charles Robert "Charlie/Charley" Jackson (1 Aug. 1898, Marion County, Illinois - 23 Feb. 1970, Marion County, Illinois) and Ethel (Meador) Jackson (22 Sep. 1910, Marion County, Illinois - 8 Sep. 2002, Marion County, Illinois).


My biological great-grandfather Don (m.f.f.M) was the son of Dudley Lee Purkaple (5 Mar. 1883, Petersburg, Menard County, Illinois - 3 Aug. 1952, Dongola, Union County, Illinois) and Ruth (Elmore) Purkaple (21 Sep. 1893, Illinois - 31 Oct. 1957, Union County, Illinois).

My Grandma Amunrud (m.F.m.f) was the daughter of George Franklin "Frank" Eaves (1894 - 1952)
and Mamie (Martin) Eaves (1895 - 1980).

My non-biological Grandpa Amunrud, PRIVATE, is the son of Arnol Alvin Amunrud (Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army - 17 Aug. 1905, Houston County, Minnesota - 22 June 1974, Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina) and Edith Katherine (Dettinger) Amunrud (28 Dec. 1905, Wisconsin - 13 Feb. 2001).

Carl Thomas was the son of George Boone Thomas (3 May 1889, Kentucky - 5 December 1968, Granite City, Madison County, Illinois)
and Lucy D. (Cook) Thomas (17 July 1890, Allen County, Kentucky - 17 October 1977, Maryville, Madison County, Illinois).

Charley Jackson was the son of Thomas Garland Jackson (1856 - 1946)
and Alta Ann (Allmon) Jackson.

Frank Eaves was the son of Andrew Jackson Eaves and Emma (Treece) Eaves.

Mamie Eaves was the daughter of Franklin Phil(l)ip Martin and Louisa (Barnes) Martin.

Ruth Purkaple was the daughter of John W. Elmore
and Anna Ledora (Harmes) Elmore.

Lee Purkap(i)le was the son of John Purkapile (1844 - 1928)
and Aurestine A. (McClure) Purkapile (1846 - 1914).

John was the son of James S. Purkapile (1812 - 1878)
and Jane(tte) (Nance) Purkapile (1818 - 1858).

Jane was the daughter of Eaton Nance (1794? - 1879)
and Mary "Polly" (Hash) Nance (1793? - 1860).

Thomas was the son of James M. Jackson (1823 - 1873)
and Elizabeth (Johnson) Jackson (d. 1859).

James was the son of Robert Jackson (1794 - 1864) and Ann (Blackledge) Jackson (1795? - 8 March 1863, Westboro, Clinton County, Ohio).

Robert was the son of Samuel Jackson (1757 - 1829).

Samuel was the brother of Andrew Jackson (1737 - 1767).

Andrew was the father of President Andrew Jackson (1767 - 1845).

Old Andru Berke(n)beil was the son of Johan(nes) Arnold Birkenbeul (or other surname variations, ca. 1680, Germany - ca. 1745).

Johan(nes) A. Birkenbeul was the son of Johan(nes) (or Hans Wilhelm, name varies per source) Birkenbeul (or other surname variations, ca. 1647, Birkenbeul, Hamm, Altenkirchen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany - 17 May 1732)
and Elsa (Meister) Birkenbeul (or other surname variations, ca. 1655 - ????),
who were married (supposedly) 15 Sep. 1677.
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blake blankenship
RE: Hi, I'm a cousin of the Cass Co. Cooks
My wife aunt was the one who was from Cass County. When her aunt passed I got all her pictures. She was Marjorie Meiries Alexander. My cousin Cook was my cousin my mothers -Sister son.
Added by blake blankenship on Nov 22, 2015 8:20 PM
Steven M
RE: Maria Carmen Valladares
Both of her memorials are now listed in the same cemetery. Just letting you know.
Added by Steven M on Oct 07, 2015 8:47 AM
Steven M
RE: Juan Coello
Both of his memorials are now listed in the same cemetery. Just letting you know.
Added by Steven M on Oct 07, 2015 8:46 AM
RE: Lou Ella (Purkaple) Clement
Hello "J" Kevin T. Purkaple,

Sorry for the very late reply on your request. Due to lack of time and so many requests it is hard to complete them all in a timely basis. Also I have been off line for a very, very long time.

Per your request I have transferred Lou Ella Clement’s memorial to you. I also added some information I had for her for you.

Added by Michael on Aug 29, 2015 12:22 PM
mcCarthy @ StL Calvary
I am sorry, but they are not marked. Please see the caption for lot information.

Added by Kathie on Aug 15, 2015 5:56 PM
Waldheim requests
Please contact Waldheim Cemetery to get the grave locations of your family. There is an online request form on their site.
Added by Keri on Jul 28, 2015 7:53 PM
Carole Conrad
rebecca anderson hash
this is an error and needs to be corrected
pls contact me at to discuss
I sent you an edit too with my tele number
carole in nc
Added by Carole Conrad on Jun 17, 2015 10:03 AM
Louisa Figueira Silva # 25448881
I found the grave of Louisa to be unmarked. I added a photo of the plot. Please see her bio for obit and other info. Sorry there wasn't a stone for you to see but at least now you know it is unmarked and where she is. Any questions, let me know.
Added by BjJ on Jun 10, 2015 12:15 PM
RE: Hannah (and James) Franklin, D.W. Co. IL
thanks for the research, sorry I only know what was in the cemetery records.
Added by June on May 03, 2015 9:22 AM
Tammy Harr
While photographing Tammy's stone, I noticed a stone next to her for Dorothy Louise Harr, who I assume is her mother. Just thought you'd want to know.
Added by Deb on Apr 29, 2015 10:06 PM
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