The Purvis Clan

My father was named after his father, John Thomas Purvis, who started his western progression from Arkansas after the Civil War. He and his wife arrived in central Texas in 1875, where my Grandfather Lafayette Monroe
  1. Jay,
  2. John,
  3. Harry,
  4. Faye,
  5. Golden,
  6. Richard
"We wanted to name you after Bobby Joe Purvis, but thought your grandfather would object to a girl having that name, so we named you Betty Jo."
died in June 1978
died in April 1973

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