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Anna H. Purnell

Female Abt 1837 - Abt 1888  (~ 51 years)

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  • Name Anna H. Purnell 
    Born Abt 1837 
    Gender Female 
    Died Abt Feb 1888 
    Person ID I1516  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2017 

    Father Greenbury Purnell,   b. Abt 1794 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F505  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Death of Miss Anna H. Purnell.
      Miss Anna H. Purnell died on Tuesday morning last about three o'clock at the
      residence of her brother, Captain William G. Purnell, in this town. She had
      been suffering from a heavy cold for some days, but her condition was not
      considered serious up to Monday evening, and her death was very unexpected. She
      was born near Elkton, and was 51 years of age, her death occurring on her
      Miss Purnell was the daughter of Greenbury Purnell, whose father James Purnell
      was a pioneer Methodist on the peninsula, a chapel being named after him in one
      of the Eastern Shore counties. James Purnell was married several times and had
      a number of children. Mrs. Ann Hewitt, who died recently after a life of great
      piety and usefulness, was an aunt of the deceased, and also Mrs. Rebecca
      McKinsey. James Purnell at one time in the lumber business in Elkton, was a
      half brother of her father. Her mother was Mary Megredy Purnell, daughter of
      John Megredy, a prominent citizen of this county who died in 1836. Her
      grandfather, John Megredy, had several daughters who married well known citizens
      of this county. Ann was the first wife of the late General Henry S. Stites;
      Margaret who married Ebenezer D. McClenahan, of Port Deposit, whose descendants
      are prominent citizens of that place; Sarah married a Mr. White, and Elizabeth
      married Stephen Hanns. His sons were Daniel, Enoch, and John Megredy, a number
      of whose descendants reside in this county.
      Miss Purnell had been for many years a member of the Elkton M. E. church. She
      was a most estimable lady of high intellectual and social attainments. She had
      many warm friends who were shocked to hear of her untimely and unexpected death.
      Her funeral was held on Thursday, the services being at the M. E. Church, Rev.
      Charles Hill officiated. The interment was made at the Elkton cemetery.

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