752. George Washington9 Purnell (Isaac8, Milby Selby7, Zadock6, Elizabeth5 Marshall, Isaac4, John3, Thomas2, John1) was born in MD June, 1854. His cemetery stone says 1855. George died 1924 in Snow Hill, Worcester Co., MD, at 70 years of age.

He married twice. He married (N) (wife of George W. Purnell) in MD, about 1877. He married Harriet J. "Hettie" Murray in MD, 1880. Harriet was born in Worcester Co., MD July, 1859. Her cemetery stone says 1860. Harriet was the daughter of Robert Murray and Henrietta(wife of Robert Murray).

Harriet died 1918 in Snow Hill, Worcester Co., MD, at 58 years of age. George was age 15 on the 1870 census. He and his family are shown in Worcester County in the 1900 census. A letter written by Georgette Purnell Claypoole says George was a farmer and lumberman and that he lived at Powellsville, Maryland. According to Mrs. Claypoole, George was an ardent and active Republican. (Karen L. Robert & George I. Purnell III, Descendants of Thomas Purnell, private, 1999)

George Washington Purnell and (N)(wife of George W. Purnell) had the following child:

child 1137 i. Sylvester "Ves"10 Purnell was born in MD about 1878. Letter written in 1998 by Mrs. Jeanne Marie Purnell Greene indicates he took his life in despondency over the death of his wife. (Karen L. Robert & George I. Purnell III, Descendants of Thomas Purnell, private, 1999)

George Washington Purnell and Harriet J. "Hettie" Murray had the following children:

child 1138 ii. Arthur Purnell was born in MD about 1881. Arthur died about 1900 in Worcester Co., MD. Letter by Georgette Purnell Claypoole says he died at age 19, "I think of pneumonia." (Karen L. Robert & George I. Purnell III, Descendants of Thomas Purnell, private, 1999)

child 1139 iii. Edith Purnell was born in MD April, 1886. She married William B. Jarman in Worcester Co., MD, December 24, 1901. William was born 1878.

child 1140 iv. George Irving Purnell was born in Snow Hill, Worcester Co., MD August 26, 1889. George died August 3, 1966 at 76 years of age. He married Carolyn "Carrie" Madeline Heller in Worcester Co., MD, December 18, 1912. Carolyn was born June 2, 1888. Carolyn was the daughter of George Antoine Heller and Anne Marie Schmitt. Carolyn died July 13, 1935 at 47 years of age. George married second Pauline White in July, 1939, and they were divorced. He married third Mary Elizabeth Junkin Hibard in 1950. Mary died in 1969. George and his wives Carrie and Mary are all buried at Union Cemetery at Bellefonte, PA. (Karen L. Robert & George I. Purnell III, Descendants of Thomas Purnell, private, 1999)

child 1141 v. Herman Lloyd Purnell was born in MD February, 1890. He married Dolly(wife of Herman Purnell).

child 1142 vi. Paul J. Purnell was born in MD February, 1892. He married May(wife of Paul Purnell).

child 1143 vii. Calvin Lawrence Purnell was born in MD February, 1894. He married Ida Mason.

child 1144 viii. Bess Ellen Purnell was born in MD July, 1896. She married Federick Metzler.

child 1145 ix. Ralph Roosevelt Purnell was born in MD June 29, 1900. Ralph died 1986 at 86 years of age. He married twice. He married Lucille Long. He married Jackie(wife of Ralph Purnell).

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