George Harrison Purvis

12 July 1883–21 March 1946 (Age 62)
Arcadia, Manistee, Michigan, United States

The Life of George Harrison

When George Harrison Purvis was born on 12 July 1883, in Arcadia, Manistee, Michigan, United States, his father, Charles Edger Purvis, was 31 and his mother, Mary Melvina Damon, was 22. He married Lettie May Crandall on 9 August 1908, in Ithaca, Gratiot, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 21 March 1946, in St. Johns, Clinton, Michigan, United States, at the age of 62.

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George Harrison Purvis
Lettie May Crandall
Marriage: 9 August 1908
Robert L. Purvis
Ruth M Purvis
Mary Leona Purvis

Spouse and Children

9 August 1908
Ithaca, Gratiot, Michigan, United States


    Robert L. Purvis


    Ruth M Purvis



Parents and Siblings

    Charles Edger Purvis


    Mary Melvina Damon




+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 3

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

Age 4

"The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 17

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

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)

  • George H Purvis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George H Purvis, "United States Census, 1940"
  • George H Purvis, "United States Census, 1930"

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