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 Elva Lena <I>Purvis</I> Smith Morse

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Elva Lena Purvis Smith Morse

  • Birth 3 Sep 1902 Atwell, Callahan County, Texas, USA
  • Death 5 Jun 1973 Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Admiral, Callahan County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 67620794

Ida was the first born to her parents and shown to the right in a 1904 photograph with her sister Ida Inez Purvis. In 1923 Elva Purvis married Edgar 'Buck' Smith in Abilene, Taylor County, Texas, USA. The marriage license was granted the 13 Jun 1923 and marriage by Rev Williams on the 14 Jun 1923.

After Buck's passing 25 Nov 1962 she married Claude Marion Morse who also passed a few years later in 1967. Claude had also been previously married to Maud Johnson who passed in 1931.

Elva, much loved by family, lived next to Bell Park in Baird Texas her whole life. This was a location of many family reunions through her life. and she was also the Postmaster for many years. She passed in the Harris Hospital of Fort Worth after a 5½ week stay

* Bio by J and a very sincere thanks to John & Diana for the creation of this memorial, the photo of the memorial stone and the many other memorials they have created



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  • Maintained by: Joseph
  • Originally Created by: John and Diana Deason Wasson
  • Added: 29 Mar 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 67620794
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Elva Lena Purvis Smith Morse (3 Sep 1902–5 Jun 1973), Find A Grave Memorial no. 67620794, citing Admiral Cemetery, Admiral, Callahan County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Joseph (contributor 47975167) .