John Newell Purser

During the early years of my life there was a kind old gentleman, John Newell Purser, who lived across the street who was not only a neighbor, but a true friend to our family. We called him Newell. Everyone did as far as I know. (On his 1917-1918 WWI draft card he entered and signed … More John Newell Purser

Our 2017 in Summary

This year I am participating in a challenge called 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks. Each week I get a writing prompt emailed to me to help me explore my family history. This week’s prompt is “Start,” which means I should talk about myself. Rather than give a life history or ramble on and on about … More Our 2017 in Summary