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 Edwin Purvis Ansley

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Edwin Purvis Ansley

  • Birth 11 Dec 1864 Arkansas, USA
  • Death 10 Oct 1915 Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas, USA
  • Burial Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas, USA
  • Plot 1- 91- 1-E2
  • Memorial ID 17922830

It is told, Edwin Purvis was a serious-minded young man, a bookkeeper, married Alda E. Merritt October 15, 1890. Due to their deteriorating financial condition, they moved to Indian Territory Oklahoma in 1901 by covered wagon in a quest for free land. Edwin suffered from typhoid fever and was unable to work for some time. He worked in farming, running a hotel, and after twenty four years of unblissful marriage, he left his family in Hugo, Choctaw, Oklahoma and went to Olathe, Kansas to work for the railroad. At fifty years of age he died from a self-inflicted gunshot through the heart. Interment was October 12, 1915 Olathe Memorial Cemetery. Reference: A History of Descendents: William Ansley and Thomas Ansley, Volume I, by Phyllis Ansley Griffin.


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  • Maintained by: Reynolds Ansley
  • Originally Created by: Shelley
  • Added: 13 Feb 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 17922830
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Edwin Purvis Ansley (11 Dec 1864–10 Oct 1915), Find A Grave Memorial no. 17922830, citing Olathe Memorial Cemetery, Olathe, Johnson County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Reynolds Ansley (contributor 47362202) .