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 William Henry “Bill” Purswell

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William Henry “Bill” Purswell

  • Birth 11 Dec 1887 Liberty County, Texas, USA
  • Death 14 Jan 1959 Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA
  • Burial Security, Montgomery County, Texas, USA
  • Memorial ID 9440222

William was born in 1887 in Cleveland Texas. He was the son of Stephen David Purswell and Isobel Diar Hough Purswell.

In 1907, he married Harriet Evans Lee Purswell.

William worked in a shipyard in the New York City area and also in Houston Texas. Before that he owned a barber shop and was a bootlegger during prohibition.

William had 11 brothers and sisters:

John Asey Purswell
Frank Purswell twin of Jesse Purswell (died in infancy)
Jesse Purswell twin of Frank Purswell (died in infancy)
Carrie Bell Purswell (died young)
Eva Caroline Purswell Ward
Gabriel Green "Guy" Purswell
Hallie Purswell Alford twin of Allie Purswell.
Allie Purswell twin of Hallie Purswell Alford.
Mary Ethel Purswell Pond
David Alson Purswell
Myrtis Alma Purswell Slay

William died in 1959 in Houston Texas of a heart attack at the home of his grandaughter, Velda Irene Farrow Kubala.

William and Harriet were the parents of three daughters:

Ola Lee Purswell Blazek
Lucy B Purswell Moody
Winnie D Purswell Cooper





  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Originally Created by: Stephen Moody
  • Added: 9 Sep 2004
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9440222
  • Stephen Moody
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Henry “Bill” Purswell (11 Dec 1887–14 Jan 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9440222, citing Morgan Cemetery, Security, Montgomery County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .