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Spring Valley Cemetery ~ Hazel Virginia Purvine ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Purvine, Hazel Virginia
MAIDEN NAME: Gerguson AKA 1:  AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: 12 Dec 1915 DIED: 5 Sep 1996 BURIED:  (Spring Valley Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Wilmar, Drew Co., Arkansas
DEATH PLACE: Washington Co., Oregon

Marriage of Parents – W.L. Ferguson & Willota Murray md 24 Dec 1903, Bradley co, Arkansas

Parents are buried in Riverview Cemetery in Portland

1920 LA CENSUS – Hazel Ferguson (4y, b Arkansas) enumerated with parents William L. (41y, b Arkansas, occupation millwright) and Willota (33y, b Arkansas) and 3 siblings, Murray (10y, b Louisiana), Dorris (8y, b Louisiana) and Brewster (2y, b Arkansas)

1930 WA CENSUS – Hazel V. Ferguson (14y, b Arkansas) enumerated with parents William L. (51y, b Arkansas, married at age 25y, occupation foreman in lumber mill) and Willota J. (45y, b Arkansas, married at age 19y) and 4 siblings, Murray C. (20y, b Louisiana), Doris E. (19y, b Louisiana), Brewster M. (12y, b Arkansas) and Morse H. (6y, b Louisiana)

MARRIAGE - Lowell B. Purvine md Hazel V. Ferguson 20 Nov 1938, Multnomah co, Oregon

1940 OR CENSUS – Hazel Purvine (24y, b Arkansas, living in rural Cowlitz co, Washington in 1935) enumerated with husband Lowell W. (26y, b Oregon, occupation salesman, living in same place in 1935)   


OSBH DC (Washington County 1996) #96-20139


A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 13, 1996, in the Lake Grove Presbyterian Church for Hazel Virginia Purvine, who died Sept. 5 at age 80.
Mrs. Purvine was born Dec. 12, 1915, in Wilmar, Ark., and moved to Longview, Wash., where she attended public schools.
Following one year at Washington State University, she moved to Portland and worked for Sunset Electric Co. Her maiden name was Ferguson. She married Lowell B. in 1938.
She worked for Good Samaritan Hospital and was a member of Lake Grove Presbyterian church.
Surviving are her husband; daughters, Patricia Johnston of Portland and Susan Robinson of Tigard; son, Bruce of Puyallup, Wash.; sister, Doris Taylor of Grass Valley, Calif.; brothers, Brewster Ferguson of Fountain Hills, Ariz., and Morse H. Ferguson of Oklahoma City; and three grandchildren.
Interment will be in Zena Cemetery in Lincoln. Arrangements are by Finley-Sunset Hills Mortuary. The family suggests remembrances to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation in Tualatin. 
Oregonian, The (Portland, Oregon) 10 Sep 1996, pg B5


Hazel V.
1915 - 1996
[shares marker with Lowell]


Saucy Survey & Photographs

Arkansas Marriage Records (

1920 LA CENSUS (Beauregard co, DeRidder, ED 28, sheet 13A)

1930 WA CENSUS (Cowlitz co, Longview, ED 9, sheet 12B)

Oregon Marriages 1935-1939 (Genealogical Forum of Oregon) 
1940 OR CENSUS (Multnomah co, Portland, ED 37-246, sheet 3B)

Oreg. 10 Sep 1996, pg B5


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