Joanne Darlene Purse

4 January 1936–31 July 2007 (Age 71)
Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States

The Life of Joanne Darlene

When Joanne Darlene Purse was born on 4 January 1936, in Kansas City, Jackson, Missouri, United States, her father, William Purse, was 29 and her mother, Helen Marie Cassius Purse, was 23. She lived in Washington Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1940. She died on 31 July 2007, in Littlefield, Lamb, Texas, United States, at the age of 71.

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William Charles Lowry
Joanne Darlene Purse

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

    William Purse


    Helen Marie Cassius Purse




World Events (8)

1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 1

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.
1945 · Missouri's Fourth Constitution Becomes Effective

Age 9

Missouri's current constitution became effective on March 30, 1945.
1955 · The Civil Rights Movement Begins

Age 19

The civil rights movement was a movement to enforce constitutional and legal rights for African Americans that the other Americans enjoyed. By using nonviolent campaigns, those involved secured new recognition in laws and federal protection of all Americans. Moderators worked with Congress to pass of several pieces of legislation that overturned discriminatory practices.

Name Meaning

1 English: metonymic occupational name for someone who made bags or purses or for an official in charge of expenditure, from Middle English purse (via Old English from Latin bursa).2 Scottish: variant of Purser .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joanne D Purse in household of William J Purse, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joanne Cort in entry for Mr Lester A Grosenback, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"
  • Joanne Darlene Grosenbach, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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