James Lutus Purcell

Brief Life History of James Lutus

When James Lutus Purcell was born on 12 January 1889, in Tattnall, Georgia, United States, his father, William Henry Purcell, was 27 and his mother, Joanna Jane Padgett, was 18. He married Margaret Matthews on 19 October 1922, in Birmingham, Jefferson, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Middlesboro, Bell, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Vidalia, Toombs, Georgia, United States in 1930. He died on 14 September 1952, in Tattnall, Georgia, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Tison, Tattnall, Georgia, United States.

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James Lutus Purcell
Margaret Matthews
Marriage: 19 October 1922
James Marion Purcell

Sources (14)

  • James L Purcell in household of Samuel W Givens, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Lutus Purcell, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • James L Purcell, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.


Historical Boundaries: 1890: Montgomery, Georgia, United States 1905: Toombs, Georgia, United States. [Spreads across Montgomery and Toombs counties]

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

Name Meaning

English, Welsh, and Irish (of Norman origin): from Old French pourcel ‘little pig’ (from Latin porcellus, a diminutive of porcus ‘pig’), hence a metonymic occupational name for a swineherd, or a nickname, perhaps denoting someone thought to resemble a pig. This surname is common in Ireland, having become established there in the 12th century. There may sometimes be confusion with Pearsall .

English: habitational name from Purshull in Elmbridge, Worcestershire. The placename derives from an uncertain first element + Old English hyll ‘hill’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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