Thank you to Terry Hunt Korell for sharing family papers about her great uncle George!
George Purcell had no children, but we can remember him through his niece, Margaret Hunt -- herself long gone. In going through her photos as an older woman, Margaret penned little notes about some of the people in her pictures. She said of George Purcell:
Uncle George was a real kick -- quite a character! He had twinkly blue eyes which sparkled with mischief and -- when I knew him -- snow white curly hair and mustache. NEVER without his pipe.
Here is George with family members Sissie (Mary Jane) Engberry, Orie Crisler, and Maggie Engberry Crisler
George Purcell's home. Photo 1811.
Wood cutting -- George Purcell on far right (look closely, you can see his pipe) with Abe Kimes, Frank Cochran, and John Cochran. Photo 649.