Tuesday, December 1, 2009

J.C. Purl

Died near Bentonville, Ark., January 14, 1897 of heart disease. Born in Kentucky December 19, 1824. Lived in Missouri and Kansas many years. About a year ago came to Arkansas. He married Susan A. Hanks February 22, 1849. She still survives him. Six children wre born to them, four of whom survive; Mrs. J. L. Gooding, of Bentonville, Ark., Mrs. G.W. Lester of Cripple Creek, Col., Dr. H.B. Purl of Kirksville, Mo., and Mrs. G.W. Cassiday of Rochester, N.Y., all of whom attended the funeral. Bro. Purl became a Christian and united with the Baptist church about 45 years ago and since has lived a devoted Christian. His influence for Christ was felt. The entire family are Christians. A large congregation attended the funeral service, which was conducted by his pastor, who preached from Rev. 14:13. The community has lost a true Christian, the church a faithful member, the home a devoted and loving husband and father. Earth is poorer but heaven richer.
J.T. Moore, Pastor
Arkansas Baptist, February 24, 1897, page 15

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