Louise Marie Farney

15 July 1918–10 February 2014 (Age 95)
New Bremen, Lewis, New York, United States

The Life of Louise Marie

When Louise Marie Farney was born on 15 July 1918, in New Bremen, Lewis, New York, United States, her father, Norman J Farney, was 28 and her mother, Huldah Minnie Virkler, was 21. She married Lawrence Vernon Purvines on 25 November 1943, in Carthage, Wilna, Jefferson, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 10 February 2014, in Lowville, Lewis, New York, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Croghan, Croghan, Lewis, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lawrence Vernon Purvines
Louise Marie Farney
Marriage: 25 November 1943
John Conrad Purvines

Spouse and Children

25 November 1943
Carthage, Wilna, Jefferson, New York, United States


    John Conrad Purvines


Parents and Siblings




    Niles Edward Farney Sr


    Bernice Sophie Farney


    Allen Lyle Farney



+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1944 · The G.I Bill

Age 26

The G.I. Bill was a law that provided a range of benefits for returning World War II veterans that were on active duty during the war and weren't dishonorably discharged. The goal was to provide rewards for all World War II veterans. The act avoided life insurance policy payouts because of political distress caused after the end of World War I. But the Benefits that were included were: Dedicated payments of tuition and living expenses to attend high school, college or vocational/technical school, low-cost mortgages, low-interest loans to start a business, as well as one year of unemployment compensation. By the mid-1950s, around 7.8 million veterans used the G.I. Bill education benefits.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: of uncertain origin; perhaps a topographic name from Middle English fern ‘fern’ + heye ‘enclosure’, or possibly a habitational name from a minor place so named. Compare Forney , Furney .2 Variant of German Farner .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Louise in household of Norman, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Louise Farney in household of Norman Farney, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Louise Farney in household of Norman Farney, "United States Census, 1930"

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