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Eleanor K. Jensen Purcell

Eleanor Purcell
Eleanor K. Jensen Purcell
Oct. 20, 1890 - October 29, 1958

Information from Kathleen Crook

Peter Jensen Family
The Peter Jensen Family - L to R: John, Peter, Josephine, Lawrence, Eleanor, and Karen Marie

Here is an obituary of my grandfather's sister. She died October 29, 1958. I do not know what newspaper this is from. I found the clipping in my mother's things. Services for Eleanor K. Purcell, 1706 West Jefferson street, will be held Saturday at 10:30 a.m. at Summers chapel with Dr. Frank L. Rearick officiating. Interment will be at Morris Hill. Mrs. Purcell, who died Wednesday night in a Boise hospital, was born Oct. 20, 1890 at Myrtle, Minn. She had been a resident of Boise for 35 years. Before coming here she resided in Eureka, Calif. She was a member of the Presbyterian church. Mrs. Purcell is survived by two sons, Merlin and Robert Purcell, both of Boise; a brother, Lawrence Jensen, Eugene, Ore., and a sister, Mrs. Josephine Burnette, also of Eugene, and three grandchildren.

Eleanor's parents were:

Peter JENSEN born Oct 16, 1851, born in Skovby, Odense, Isle of Fyn, DENMARK; arrived in America 13 May 1873 in New York on the ship "Canada"; married in Muskegon, MI 21 March 1876; died Jul 1, 1939 in Eugene, OR.

Karen Marie JENSEN (yes, same surname but different family) born Jul 5, 1846 in Vellerup, Frederiksborg, Sjaelland, DENMARK; arrived in America 28 May 1873 in New York on the ship "Italy"; died Sep 10, 1918 in Eugene, OR.

Eleanor's siblings:

Larah -- born Oct 4, 1879 and died Sep 3, 1881

John -- born in Myrtle, MN Jul 25, 1881; died Mar 22, 1945 in Eugene, OR; married Alice Lenore CODDING (born 9 Nov 1886 in LaRue, OH, died 20 Nov 1968 in Santa Barbara, CA)

Lawrence -- born in Myrtle, MN on Aug 8, 1883; died Nov 26, 1966 in Portland, OR; married Genevieve Louise KENNEDY (born 5 Jan 1887, Marion Twp, Olmsted Co, MN, died 29 Nov 1963 in Portland, OR)

Josephine -- born in Myrtle, MN on Jul 28, 1887; died on Dec 4, 1978 in Eugene, OR; married Horace E. BURNETT (born 1 Nov 1876, Oregon, died 5 Mar 1960, Eugene, OR)

Additional Photos:

Peter Jensen Family
The Peter Jensen Family - July 4, 1908: Karen Marie, Eleanor, John, Lawrence, Josephine, Peter

Ray & Eleanor Purcell
Ray & Eleanor (Jensen) Purcell

Eleanor Purcell
Eleanor Purcell

Children of Ray & Eleanor Purcell
Ray & Eleanor Purcell's children:
Bob & Merlin Purcell (Bob is in Stroller)


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