Harry Purvis

1868–
Missouri, United States

The Life of Harry

When Harry Purvis was born in 1868, in Missouri, United States, his father, John Yelverton Purvis, was 41 and his mother, Elisabeth Ann Coil, was 35.

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Family Time Line

Harry Purvis
1868–
Allie Gertrude Lail
1876–

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Yelverton Purvis

    Male1827–1903Male

    Elisabeth Ann Coil

    Female1833–1880Female

siblings

(10)

    William Henry Purvis

    Male1852–1931Male

    John J Purvis

    Male1855–Male

    Charles Pervis

    Male1857–1870Male

    Laura A Pervis

    Female1860–1870Female

    Richard L Pervis

    Male1862–1900Male

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World Events (3)

1868 · Impeach the President!

Age 0

Caused by many crimes and breaking the Tenure of Office Act, Many Senators and House Representatives became angry with President Johnson and began discussions of his Impeachment. After a special session of Congress, the Articles of Impeachment were approved by the House and then the Senate. Making Andrew Johnson the first President to be Impeached.
1868 · The Fourteenth Amendment

Age 0

As one of the Reconstruction Amendments, the Fourteenth Amendment addresses the rights and protections that all citizens of the United States have. The amendment also limits actions of state and local officials in all states.
1904 · The World's Fair of 1904

Age 36

St. Louis hosted the 1904 World's Fair and welcomed a crowd of 200,000 visitors on opening day of April 30, 1904. The fair had exhibits from 50 countries and 43 states. Several notable inventions showcased at the fair include iced tea and the ice cream cone. By the time of its closing in December 1904, over 20 million people had visited the fair.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English (Northumberland and Durham): probably from Middle English purveys ‘provisions’, ‘supplies’ (from Middle English purvey(en), Old French porveoir ‘to provide, supply’), hence a metonymic occupational name for an official responsible for obtaining supplies for a monastery or manor house.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Harry B Purvis, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harry Purvis in household of John Y Purvis, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Henry Purvis in household of John Purvis, "United States Census, 1870"

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