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Kevin Thomas Purkaple (#47990367)
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Bio Photo *Indicates order of birth of Sons and/or Daughters to one's parents - from left to right, oldest to youngest. Capitalized is the child of the aforementioned parents that is being focused in on.

Please message me (via e-mail, if possible, but here works too) if anything is not correct as you understand it to be.
...Unless it's my info...on myself :)


I was born at Hannibal Regional Hospital, Hannibal, Marion County, Missouri, on Wednesday, September 25th, 1996, at 1:06 a.m. My birth was attended by physician Dr. Sandra J. Ahlum (MD, FACOG) and nurse Leisa Wear (RN).

I am the oldest of 3 sons and 1 daughter (Sssd)* born to the Reverend PRIVATE Purkaple (LIVING) and PRIVATE (Jett) Purkaple (LIVING).


My dad (sSd) is the son of PRIVATE Purkaple (LIVING) and Karen Sue (Thomas) Purkaple (12 Nov. 1947, Glen Carbon, Madison County, Illinois - 16 July 2010, Memorial Hospital, Belleville, St. Clair County, Illinois).

My mom (ssdDs) is the daughter of PRIVATE Jett (LIVING) and PRIVATE (Jackson) Jett (LIVING).

My granddad, PRIVATE (Sss), is the son of Donald James "Don" Purkaple (30 Dec. 1927, St. Louis (Independent City), Missouri - 15 Sep. 1989, Creal Springs, Williamson County, Illinois)
and Helen Irma (Eaves) Purkaple Amunrud (4 Mar. 1928, Anna, Union County, Illinois - 11 Jun. 2010, 4:27 p.m. at Parkway Manor, Marion, Williamson County, Illinois), who married PRIVATE Amunrud (LIVING) some years after her husband Don's death. This second husband survived her.

My Grandma Purkaple (sDs), now with her Lord in Heaven, was the daughter of Carl Edwin Thomas (22 Jun. 1914, Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky - 30 January 2005, Maryville, Madison County, Illinois)
and Thelma Juanita (Turnbull) Thomas (25 July 1916, Potosi, Washington County, Missouri - 1 June 1959, Richmond Heights, St. Louis County, Missouri).

My maternal grandpa, PRIVATE (dssssddSsd), is the son of Alfred Cecil Jett (5 June 1900, Odin, Marion County, Illinois - 16 November 1982, Salem, Marion County, Illinois)
and Viola Marie (Scates) Jett (17 August 1904, Marion County, Illinois - 9 July 1967, Patoka, Marion County, Illinois).

My maternal grandma, PRIVATE (ddDsdd), is the daughter of Charles Robert "Charlie" Jackson (1 August 1898, Illinois - 23 February 1970, Patoka, Marion County, Illinois)
and Ethel (Meador) Jackson (22 September 1910, Kell, Marion County, Illinois - 8 September 2002, Patoka, Marion County, Illinois).


My biological great-grandfather, Don Purkaple, was the youngest of 4 children born to, and only son of, Dudley Lee Purkaple (5 March 1883, Petersburg, Menard County, Illinois - August 1952, Anna, Union County, Illinois)
and Ruth "Ruthie" (Elmore) Purkaple (1893 or 1894?, Illinois - late in October 1957).

Helen was the daughter of George Franklin "Frank" Eaves (1894 - 1952)
and Edith Mamie (Martin) Eaves (1895 - 1980).

My nonbiological great-grandfather, Bob Amunrud, is the son of Arnol Alvin Amunrud (Lieutenant Colonel in U.S. Army in WW1, 17 August 1905, Houston County, Minnesota - 22 June 1974, Fort Bragg, Cumberland County, North Carolina)
and Katherine (Dettinger) Amunrud (28 December 1905 - 13 February 2001).

Carl Thomas was the son of George Boone Thomas (3 May 1889, Kentucky - 5 December 1968, Granite City, Madison County, Illinois)
and Lucy D. (Cook) Thomas (17 July 1890, Allen County, Kentucky - 17 October 1977, Maryville, Madison County, Illinois).

Charley Jackson was the son of Thomas Garland Jackson (1856 - 1946)
and Alta Ann (Allmon) Jackson.

Frank Eaves was the son of Andrew Jackson Eaves and Emma (Treece) Eaves.

Mamie Eaves was the daughter of Franklin Phil(l)ip Martin and Louisa (Barnes) Martin.

Ruth Purkaple was the daughter of John W. Elmore
and Anna Ledora (Harmes) Elmore.

Lee Purkap(i)le was the son of John Purkapile (1844 - 1928)
and Aurestine A. (McClure) Purkapile (1846 - 1914).

John was the son of James S. Purkapile (1812 - 1878)
and Jane(tte) (Nance) Purkapile (1818 - 1858).

Jane was the daughter of Eaton Nance (1794? - 1879)
and Mary "Polly" (Hash) Nance (1793? - 1860).

Thomas was the son of James M. Jackson (1823 - 1873)
and Elizabeth (Johnson) Jackson (d. 1859).

James was the son of Robert Jackson (1794 - 1864) and Ann (Blackledge) Jackson (1795? - 8 March 1863, Westboro, Clinton County, Ohio).

Robert was the son of Samuel Jackson (1757 - 1829).

Samuel was the brother of Andrew Jackson (1737 - 1767).

Andrew was the father of President Andrew Jackson (1767 - 1845).

Old Andru Berke(n)beil was the son of Johan(nes) Arnold Birkenbeul (or other surname variations, ca. 1680, Germany - ca. 1745).

Johan(nes) A. Birkenbeul was the son of Johan(nes) (or Hans Wilhelm, name varies per source) Birkenbeul (or other surname variations, ca. 1647, Birkenbeul, Hamm, Altenkirchen, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany - 17 May 1732)
and Elsa (Meister) Birkenbeul (or other surname variations, ca. 1655 - ????),
who were married (assumedly) 15 September 1677.

I will add more to this later...
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Jim Davis
Parthenia McBeth
I visited the cemetery on Saturday to check about Parthenia's marker. They haven't done the probe yet so I will keep checking periodically.
Added by Jim Davis on Apr 14, 2014 12:29 PM
Linda W
RE: Schwach & Cerny family - Niobrara
You're very welcome!
Added by Linda W on Mar 18, 2014 8:03 PM
Linda W
cernys at Niobrara
So sad, three different age children all dying the same year. Do you know, was it a sickness that went through? Linda
Added by Linda W on Mar 15, 2014 12:10 PM
Tigerlileas "Jaime"
RE: Barbara Joan, Richard Harris, Sr. (
No Problem, anytime, take care.
Added by Tigerlileas "Jaime" on Mar 08, 2014 9:52 PM
RE: Catharine and William Ker - Lamington Presb. Ch. Cem.
My pleasure, Kevin! A lot of Lamington is going the way of the old and weathered, but I hope I managed to get some recorded before they're destroyed for good!

Added by gazelle on Mar 05, 2014 10:07 AM
RE: Smith/Johnson grave photos
You're very welcome. Glad I could help.
Added by KKeefer on Feb 25, 2014 2:23 PM
Ann Maree
RE: James Y. Wilkins
I've seen that Tom Shawcross has those dates listed, just wondered if there was an actual source document for them because I've never found one yet! Guess I will just ask Tom. Thanks! :)
Added by Ann Maree on Feb 20, 2014 9:10 AM
Ann Maree
James Y. Wilkins
Could you point me to the source for the birth and death dates? I have looked many times and never found any document with the full dates. Was just wondering where the source could be found. I will add a note in the bio section with these dates. Thanks!
Added by Ann Maree on Feb 20, 2014 7:15 AM
The Shorts
RE: Martha Ann (Chitwood) Allmon - East Lawn, Salem.
Please re-request this headstone pic as I incorrectly entered another pic and went too far before realizing the mistake. With all the Allmon pictures we took, it makes me wonder whether we will be able to help. If not us, maybe someone looking for fewer than we have in the past few weekends will have better luck. Sorry for the mistake.
Added by The Shorts on Jan 30, 2014 5:50 PM
Jim Davis
RE: Parthenia McBeth
Kevin, I like a good detective story. Back in 2007 my friend TLS actually saw a marker for Parthenia. When the cemetery counselor (who has been very helpful in the past) took me to her grave site he told me that the area has flooded in the past. He was able to accurately pinpoint her grave and so was able to determine that her marker must have sunk. I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
Added by Jim Davis on Jan 21, 2014 8:21 AM
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