SMITH, Unknown
(-Bef 1900)
SMITH, Emma C.


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PURCELL, Thomas Vernon Jr.

SMITH, Emma C. 2

  • Born: Oct 1863, Maryland
  • Marriage: PURCELL, Thomas Vernon Jr. on 31 Dec 1879 in Ogle County, Illinois 1
  • Died: 1946, Polo, Ogle County, Illinois at age 83
  • Buried: 1946, Brick Church [Elkhorn] Cemetery, Hazelhurst, Ogle County, Illinois 3


Emma married Thomas Vernon PURCELL Jr., son of Thomas Vernon PURCELL Sr. and Nancy Nixon WALTERS, on 31 Dec 1879 in Ogle County, Illinois.1 (Thomas Vernon PURCELL Jr. was born on 14 Jun 1852 in Berkeley County, West Virginia, died on 21 Apr 1941 in Polo, Ogle County, Illinois and was buried in Apr 1941 in Brick Church [Elkhorn] Cemetery, Hazelhurst, Ogle County, Illinois 4.)



1 Illinois Marriages 1851 - 1900 (Illinois Vital Records, Ogle County, Illinois). Surety: 4. Name: Thomas V. Purcell
Gender: Male
Spouse Name: Emma C. Smith
Marriage Date: Dec 31, 1879
Marriage County: Ogle
Comments: This record can be found at the County Court Records, Film # 1420755 - 1420756.

2 1900 US Census (District 13, Elkhorn Grove, Carroll County, Illinois). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists Thomas V. Purcell (age 47, b. Jun 1852, IL), wife Emma C. [Smith] (age 36, b. Oct 1863, MD) and children Daisy M. (age 13, b. Sep 1886, IL) and Bryant F. (age 4, b. Jul 1895, IL), living in Elkhorn Grove, Illinois. Also in the household is Emma's mother, Mary E. Smith (age 64, b. Jul 1835, MD), widow. Thomas is listed as a "farmer," and indicates that both his parents were born in Virginia. Emma indicates that her father was born in Ohio and her mother in Maryland. Mary indicates that both her parents were born in Maryland.

3 Brick Church Cemetery (Illinois Digital Archives: Cemetery Records Ogle County, Elkhorn Brick Church Cemetery Transcript), p. 8. Surety: 4. Emma C. Purcell

4 Ibid, p. 8. Surety: 4. Thomas V. Purcell

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