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George E. Purcell and Harriet Harder of Richmond NY

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Photo of George E. Purcell of Richmond NY.



Harriet Harder Purcell of Hemlock NY c1898.

Courtesy of Ann Briggs Brown.

The Family of George Edmond Purcell and Harriet Harder Purcell




birth place

death place

George E. Purcell


7 November 1874 - October 1942

Richmond NY

Richmond NY

Harriet Harder Purcell


10 March 1875 - April 1938

Hemlock NY

Richmond NY



12 January 1898



Onnolee J. Purcell


19 November 1899 - 2 February 1977

Richmond NY

Richmond NY

Marion Purcell


1916 - 1917

Richmond NY

Richmond NY





The Parents of George E. Purcell

Isaac S. Purcell and Lucy E. Briggs Purcell

The Parents of Harriet Harder Purcell

George W. Harder and Mary A. Turner Harder

Purcell Family Tree

Briggs Family Tree

Harder Family Tree

Turner Family Tree

The Obituary of George E. Purcell

7 November 1874 - October 1942

From the Livonia Gazette, 3 October 1942

The community was shocked on Thursday, when George E. Purcell, a much-respected citizen died suddenly at his home, from heart attack. He had been in poor health for some time, but had been able to be around, and lately his condition seemed better.

Mr. Purcell was born Nov. 7, 1874, on the farm where he spent his entire life, a son of Isaac and Lucy Briggs Purcell. He was a graduate of Livonia High School in the class of 1894. In 1898, on Jan. 12th, he was united in marriage to Hattie Harder. To them two daughters were born, Marion who died in infancy, and Mrs. Theodore Henry, who lived with her father, and survives him.

The funeral services were held at the home, Sunday, with interment in the Curtis cemetery. The Rev. Paul Madsen of the Hemlock Baptist church officiated.

Surviving, besides the daughter, are five grandchildren, Mrs. Kenneth Gladding of Hemlock, Mrs. Adelbert Murry of LeRoy, and Laura, Theodore and Ralph Henry at home; also three great-grandchildren.

The sympathy of the community is extended to the family

The Obituary of Harriet Harder Purcell

10 March 1875 - April 1938

From the Livonia Gazette, 28 April 1938

Funeral services were held last Thursday afternoon in the Hemlock Baptist church for Mrs. Ed Purcell, who die the preceding Tuesday morning at her home in Richmond after a week’s illness with pneumonia.

The services followed a prayer at the home at 1:30. The Rev Ernest Reimer, pastor of the Hemlock church, officiated. Burial was in the Curtis cemetery, town of Richmond.

Mrs. Hattie Harder Purcell was born in the town of Livonia, Mar. 10, 1875, and was the second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Harder. She was married to Edmond Purcell in 1898 and the couple had two daughters, one dying in infancy.

Mrs. Purcell is survived by her husband and the one daughter, Mrs. Theodore Henry, who lives, with her family, in the home in Richmond; two sisters, Mrs. Chas. Briggs and Miss Mabel Harder, both of the town of Livonia; also five grandchildren.

She was an active member of the Hemlock Baptist church and also the W.C.T.U.

Though quiet and amusing, her Christian character was manifested in her everyday life.

The Burial of George E. Purcell

Purcell Cemetery in Richmond NY

The Burial of Harriet Harder Purcell

Purcell Cemetery in Richmond NY