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Gertrude E. Purvis Kelly
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Birth: Mar. 26, 1896
South Carolina, USA
Death: Nov. 29, 1919
Columbia
Richland County
South Carolina, USA

Found in The State 30 November 1919: Mrs. Gertrude Kelly, wife of J. P. Kelly, 317 Lower street, died at the Columbia hospital yesterday morning. She was 23 years of age. Interment will be in Olympia cemetery this afternoon at 3 o'clock. (Note the conflict with her DOD in the obituary, Nov 29, with the date of her grave marker, Nov 27)

She can be found on the 1900 US Census for Dade City, Pasco, FL, enumerated as Gertrude E., DOB given as Mar 1896 in SC, living with William, 33, Lula J., 28, Theodore D., 11, Alexina, 9, Nellie C., 8, Mary A., 6, Thomas O., 2, and John B., 8 months.

1917 Columbia City Directory: Kelly J Luvine (Gertrude), mill oper, r 103 Williams

Note: based on the directory above and the death certificate for Woodrow, I believe her obituary to be incorrect. I believe she was married to J. P. Kelly's son. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  William John Purvis (1866 - 1918)
  Lula J. Bennett Purvis (1872 - 1917)
 
 Spouse:
  John Levene Kelly (1895 - 1976)
 
 Children:
  Woodrow Kelly (1918 - 1918)*
 
 Siblings:
  Theodore Dewitt Purvis (1888 - 1929)*
  Alexina Purvis Rogers (1890 - 1969)*
  Inez Purvis Hudson (1891 - 1967)*
  Gertrude E. Purvis Kelly (1896 - 1919)
  Thomas Oscar Purvis (1897 - 1927)*
  Eula Purvis Botwin (1902 - 1960)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Transcribed from a notebook found in the Richland County Library titled, Olympia Cemetery Listing (local history room).
 
Burial:
Olympia Cemetery
Columbia
Richland County
South Carolina, USA
Plot: Section A, Line 2, Lot 21, Grave 3
 
Created by: rdsxfan
Record added: Jan 02, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 102952674
Gertrude E. <i>Purvis</i> Kelly
Added by: Steven James Coker
 
Gertrude E. <i>Purvis</i> Kelly
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Added by: Sherry Outlaw Massengale
 
 
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Gone too soon.
- rdsxfan
 Added: Jan. 13, 2015
 
 
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