1850 OR CENSUS - Smiley Purvine, age 10, b. Illinois, is enumerated with John, age 50, occupation farmer, b. Missouri, along with William, age 25, occupation farmer, b. Tennessee, Henry, age 23, occupation farmer, b. Tennessee, Andrew J., age 18, b. Tennessee, Nelson, age 16, b. Illinois, Charles, age 14, b. Illinois, Jno, age 8, b. Illinois, and Rosaline, age 23, b. Illinois.
MARRIAGE - S. Purvine of Marion Co., & M.E. White, md 8 Jan 1874 at house of J. H. White; H. M. Waller, M. G. Wit: C. M. Walker & J. M. Earls.
SPELLING variation - name spelled Smiley on marker and in DC; Smilie in obituary.
DISRCEPANCY - State of birth given as Illinois on DC and in 1880 Census record; as Ohio in obituary.
1880 OR CENSUS – Smiley Purvine (30y, b Illinois, widowed, occupation dentist) enumerated with son Smiley E. (4y, b Oregon); they were living with his parents-in-law James H. White (66y, b Virginia, occupation farmer) and Francana (52y, b Virginia) and their 2 children Elisabeth P. (15y, b Missouri) and Weston J. (13y, b Oregon)
1900 OR CENSUS – Samuel Purvine [sic] (b May 1868, Illinois, widowed, occupation dentist) enumerated with son Ennis [sic; Ellis] (b Apr 1876, Oregon, occupation day labor), nephew Monroe Purvine (b Aug 1877, Oregon), and 3 lodgers Emma Purvine (b Sept 1875, Oregon), Nicholas Birt (b Aug 1845, Ohio, widowed, occupation shoemaker) and Charlie Birt (b Apr 1877, Oregon, occupation salesman) [Note-many errors in this entry]
1910 OR CENSUS – Smiley Purvine (72y, b Illinois, widowed) listed as lodger with family of Mary A. Rotzien