1069. George Washington8 Purnell (Isaac7, Milby Selby6, Zadock5, Thomas4, Matthew3, Thomas2, Thomas1) was born in MD June, 1854. His cemetery stone says 1855. George died 1924 in Snow Hill, Worcester Co., MD.
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. 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:
1336 i. Sylvester "Ves"9 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:
1337 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)
1338 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. Children: Burnice Jarman, Beatrice Jocelyn Jarman, Carolyn Jarman, Ethelyn Jarman, Wilma Jarman.
1339 iv. George Irving Purnell was born in Snow Hill, Worcester Co., MD August 26, 1889. George died August 3, 1966 in Centre Co., PA. He married Carolyn "Carrie" Madeline Heller in Worcester Co., MD, December 18, 1912. Carolyn was born in Strasbourg, Alsace Lorraine June 2, 1888. Carolyn was the daughter of George Antoine Heller and Anne Marie Schmitt. Carolyn died July 13, 1935 in Centre Co., PA. 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)
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