He married Annie McGregor. Annie was born 1886. Annie died 1957. (Suzanne B. Hurley, Ocean
City Lifesaving Museum; Matthew M. Wise, The Boston Family, p. 155)
William Robert Purnell and Annie McGregor had the following child:
Nellie McGregor9 Purnell was born in St. Martins, MD September 13, 1893.
Nellie died April 7, 1961 in Berlin, MD. She married Carlton Edvin Boston in Berlin,
MD, April 14, 1915. Buckingham Presbyterian Church.