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Mata Cora Purviance was born in Oswego, Kansas, the daughter of Nathan Maxson Purviance, and the grandaughter of Dr. Thomas Harlan Purviance and Sarah Maxson Purviance and the niece of Mary Ann Purviance Lowmiller. She married Herbert Hover on December 24, 1895. They had no children, but had many adventures in traveling around the world, Africa and Europe among them and, a well publicized automobile trip in 1908. She died October 11, 1961 in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she is buried at Memorial Park Cemetery, St Petersburg, Florida.
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Thomas Harlan Purviance, son of Dr.Thomas Harlan Purviance, was born February 13,1844, in Tuscarous County, Ohio, the son of Sarah Maxson Purviance and Dr. Thomas Harlan Purviance. He enlisted March 3, 1865, at Alliance, Ohio, to serve as a soldier in the Army of the United States of America. He was a private in Company H, 195 Regiment Ohio Infantry. His name is listed with several regiments throughout the Civil War. He was twenty one years of age at the time of his enlistment, occupation was listed as stationary engineer. He married Clarinda Barr in 1836,who was the daughter of Pricilla Maxson Barr and John Barr,and also the sister of John H. C. Barr of Steubenville. They had two children, Laura Purviance , 1857, and Ida M. Purviance, 1861. His second marriage to Alice Lowmiller was in December 3, 1885. Their children were Josephine Belle Purviance 1885, Lila Florence Purviance, 1886, Sarah Matilda Purviance, 1888, Carroll M. Purviance, 1891, Homer T. Purviance 1893, and Alice Purviance, 1896.He died December 27, 1925 in National Military Home, Jefferson Township, Ohio. He is buried in Steubenville Ohio.
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Nathan Maxson Purviance was born July 12, 1839 in Saint Clairsville, Ohio. He was the son of Dr.Thomas Harlan Purviance and Sarah Maxson Purviance. He was the brother of Joseph Franklin Purviance, born August 27, 1836, Mary Ann Purviance (Mrs. David Lowmiller) born November 9, 1841, Thomas Harlan Purviance Jr., born February 13, 1844, Susannah Purviance, born 1847, Samuel Thompson Purviance, born May 25, 1849, and William A. Purviance , born January 15, 1853.He was educated at Franklin College, Athens, Ohio, and began the study of law at Cadiz, Ohio. He enlisted in August, 1862, in Company C, ninety eighth Ohio Volunteer infantry. First a private, then a sergeant. After the army he resumed the study of law and was admitted to the bar in the fall of1865, and began practice at Canal- Dover, Ohio, remaining there until spring of 1866.He moved to Beardstown, Illinois where he continued law practice until 1872. From 1872 to 1884, he practiced in Oswego, Kansas and served one year as Police Judge, was a member of the Board of Education, and the Labette County Historical Society. He was the husband of Emma Belle McPherson, and his second wife was Jennie B. McMillian. He was the father of Arthur William Purviance, Lula Mae Purviance, Walter Charles Purviance, Amiata Cora Purviance, Alice Pauline Purviance, Nathan Maxson Purviance jr. and Lincoln Purviance, his son by second wife Jennie McMillen. He died July 22, 1899 ad is buried in Perry, Arkansas in the Purviance Family Cemetery.
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Nathan Maxson Purviance with his two daughters Aimata Cora, born January 17, 1877 and Lula Mae Purviance, born March 6, 1873.While Nathan was born in St Clairsville,Ohio, his daughters, from his marriage to Emma Belle McPherson, whom he married on October 30, 1870, were born in Oswego Kansas.
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Thomas Harlen Purviance Papers
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Nathan Maxson Purviance was born July 12, 1839, in St Clairsville, Ohio, the son of Dr. Thomas Harlan Purviance and Sarah Maxson. In August of 1862, he enlisted in Company C, ninety eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, until he was mustered out in June of 1865, first as a private and then as a sergeant. When he left the army he returned to Ohio and resumed the study of law. He died July 2, 1899 and is buried in the Purviance Family Cemetery in Perry, Arkansas.
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Papers of Thomas Harlan Purviance with the Civil War.
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The fiftieth wedding anniversary picture of Charles Roy Keys and Mabel Bell Barr was taken September 17, 1967 in Toledo, Ohio at their home. They married in Steubenville, Ohio on September 17, 1917, living there many years until he was transferred with the railroad to work in Toledo, Ohio. Charles Roy Keys is the son of William James Keys and Mary Viola Hoover of Steubenville and his wife, Mabel, the daughter of John Barr and Valerie Vienna Lowmiller Barr. This couple, my grandparents, was fondly called Mom and Chooch
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