Bert, Velma and her sister, Ella, owned and operated the Parkway Drive-In Restaurant in Woodriver, Madison Co., IL until they retired. Bernard continued to be active and was a Real Estate Developer, and was for quite a few years on the Board of Directors of the Godfrey State Bank. Bert, Velma, and Ella were of the Catholic Faith.
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Individual: Purvis, Bernard; Social Security #: 351-28-8381; Issued in: Illinois
Birth date: 20 Sep 1903; Death date: 15 Dec 1990
ZIP Code of last known residence: 63122
Location associated with this ZIP Code: Saint Louis, Missouri
Resurrection Cemetery, 6901 Mackenzie Road St. Louis, MO. 63123, 314-352-5300
Founded in 1928, Resurrection is the second busiest cemetery of the Archdiocese of St. Louis; second only to Calvary Cemetery. It was first named 'New St. Peter & Paul Cemetery' and was changed to 'Resurrection Cemetery' around 1954.
SOURCES: Bernard "Burt" Purvis and wife, Velma Hill Purvis, nee Hill. Marjorie "Marge" Louise Purvis, daughter of Velma Emeline Hill and Bernard Charles Purvis, Jr., daughter of Bernard Charles "Bert" Purvis, Jr.; all in his family were Catholic. Oral Edgar Hill, Ella Hill, Elmer Bryan Hill, Velma Emaline Hill Purvis, Opal Lee Hill, children of Samuel Arthur Hill & Nancy Elizabeth Eubanks, Velma Emaline Hill married Bernard Charles Purvis, 4 September 1923. Funeral Card of Bernard C. Purvis, born September 5, 1903, died December 15, 1990. "The Wilderman Family," by Mrs. Lora Wilderman Stookey, 1970s. "The Hill Family Genealogy", Iola Avenel Hill Kaiser, R.R. #1, Box 39, Freeburg, St. Clair Co., IL, 1968-1973. "The Wilderman Family Tree;" based on "The Wilderman Family," by Mrs. Lora Wilderman Stookey; revised and edited with additional information, by Mike and Debbie Krug, Godfrey, IL 62035, © 1991 Edition; copies can be found at the Belleville Public Library, Belleville, St. Clair Co., IL. Family Tree Maker, Family Archive CD110, Vol. 2 L-Z, Ed. 9, Social Security Death Index: U.S., 1937-1999, © 2000 Genealogy.com; Purvis, Bernard. Catholic Cemeteries of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Lot Detail-Interment Search-Cemetery Burial; Resurrection Cemetery; http://stlcathcem.com/iSearch.aspx.
Bernard Purvis, age 87 years/ Not Given