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Lemuel S Purcell  



Lemuel S Purcell Birth: Feb. 12, 1828 Urbana, Champaign, Ohio Death: May 19, 1901 Logansport Cass County Indiana Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery Logansport Cass County Indiana, Son of Alfred Purcell and Mary Hill

He was married 1st May 1853, Amanda Powell of Champaign County, Ohio who died in 1858.

    William Webster {Willis W.} Purcell Birth: Sep 25 1854 Death: Nov 24 1929 married Nancy Rebeckia Richardson Birth: June 8 1863 Death: Mar 14 1948 Richard Richardson & Elizabeth Ann Weirick

    Alfred Elijah "Lige" Purcell Birth: 3 Apr 1857, Death: 13 Feb 1928 Burial: Earlham Cemetery Richmond Wayne County Indiana married 30 Nov 1886 Estella Humphrey, d 28 Dec 1937 Burial: Earlham Cemetery Richmond Wayne County Indiana daughter of ? & Martha Ann Swink


married 2nd 1861, Celestine Chapman Birth: Jul. 15, 1828 Vermont Death: Feb. 3, 1877 Champaign County Ohio she married 1st George P Howard Birth: Mar. 27, 1825 Ohio Death: Apr. 14, 1855 Champaign County Ohio son of Anson Howard & Olive Pearl --- She is buried Burial: Woodstock Cemetery Woodstock Champaign County Ohio daughter of Simon Chapman
    Harry C. Birth: Sep. 24, 1865 Death: May 15, 1899 Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery Logansport Cass County Indiana

    Charles Hill Purcell Birth: 1 Sep 1868 Woodstock Champaign County Ohio Death: Feb. 3, 1954 Burial: 2/7/1954 Earlham Cemetery Richmond Wayne County Indiana married 10 Oct 1894 Wayne county Indiana Myrtle Joanna Teague Birth: 19 Jan 1871 Indiana Death: Jun. 13, 1950 Burial: 6/15/1950 Earlham Cemetery Richmond Wayne County Indiana daughter of Isaac Cooper Teague Joanna N Miles

    George L Purcell Birth: Feb. 27, 1862 Champaign County Ohio Death: Jan. 31, 1864 Champaign County Ohio Burial: Woodstock Cemetery Woodstock Champaign County Ohio

    married 3rd 15 Jun 1882 Cass county Indiana Sarah Siddons -- Brith: Aug 1832 England Death: Oct. 24, 1912 Long Branch Los Angeles, California Burial: Mount Hope Cemetery Logansport Cass County Indiana married --- Greene by 1880 she was widows and listed as "keeps Lodgers" there were 2 known children Charles S Greene & Lizzie Siddons Greene amrried William F. Deverill; dau. m. H. Littell

    1891 - May 11 - Mr. and Mrs. L. S. Purcell and Mrs. William Deverill are spending a few days at Maxinkuckee

    1891 - L. S. Purcell is at Maxinkuckee over Sunday






    The subject of this sketch was born in Urbana, Ohio, 12 Feb 1828, and is the only son (not correct) of Alfred and Mary (Hill) Purcell, natives respectively, of Kentucky and Ohio.

    Mr. Purcell spent his youth in Urbana, received a good English education in the schools of the city, and at the age of fourteen went with his parents to Muscatine, Iowa, where he pursued his studies until eighteen years of age.

    On quitting school he engaged to learn the saddlery and harness trade, at which he served a four year apprenticeship, after which he followed the business about one year.

    In 1851 he engaged as a brakeman on the old Sandusky & Cleveland Railroad, and one year later abandoned railroading and began selling goods in Urbana, Ohio, which business he continued until 1853. From 1853 till 1856 he was ticket and freight agent at Urbana for the Columbus, Piqua & Indiana Railroad, and in the latter year engaged in farming, which he carried on with fair success until 1858. He then returned to railroading, and from 1858 until 1864 served as conductor on what is now the Pan Handle Road, running between Columbus and Indianapolis. In 1864 he left the road, and again engaged in agricultural pursuits in Champaign County, Ohio, but four years later, left the farm for his former business, and from the Year 1868 until 1872 was fuel agent on the same line upon which he had previously run as conductor. He was road master on the same division from 1872 till 1874, and from 1875 until 1886 held the responsible position of stock, fuel and claim agent for the Chicago, St Louis & Pacific Railroad, with headquarters at Logansport, Ind. Mr. Purcell was a painstaking official, and during his long period of railroading had the unbounded confidence of his employers.

    He was married three times: the first time in May 1853, to Miss Amanda Powell of Champaign County, Ohio who died in 1858. Two children were born to this union: William W. and Elijah Purcell. Mr. Purcell's second marriage was solemnized in 1861, with Mrs. Celestine (Chapman) Howard, of Vermont, by whom he had two children: Harry C. and Charles H. Mrs. Purcell died 1877.

    In May 1882, Mr. Purcell was married to Mrs. Sarah Siddons Greene.

    Mr. Purcell was a Republican in politics but not a partisan itn the sense of seeking office. - ”History of Cass County, Indiana” Edited by Thomas B. Helm Brant & Fuller, Chicago, 1886 City of Logansport






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