Obit: Purkis, Edward Jr. #2 (1885 - 1950)
Surnames: Purkis, Schmidt
----Sources: Colby Phonograph (Colby, Clark County, Wis.) 19 Jan 1950
Purkis, Edward Jr. (25 May 1885 - 9 Jan. 1950)
Funeral services for Edward Purkis, Jr., of Oak Park, Illinois, who died of a heart attack at the age of 65 years in that city, were held at Oak Park last Thursday. He was born in Unity and was the son of Mrs. Laura Purkis. His first employment was as a section hand with the Soo Line at Athens. At the age of 19 years, he moved to Oak Park where he continued his employment with that railroad and from which he was to retire within a few months.
He was married to Kate Schmidt of Cherokee. Surviving are his widow; three sons, Claude, Orland and Arlan Purkis of the Chicago vicinity; his invalid mother; two brothers, Clyde Purkis of Unity and Frank Purkis of Lisle, Ill., and four grand children. His father, Edward J. Purkis, who served as justice of the peace in Unity for many years, died three years ago.
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