Spring Valley Cemetery ~ Glenn Ferris Purvine ~ part of the Polk County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
Purvine, Glenn Ferris
LAST: Purvine FIRST: Glenn MID: Ferris
BORN: 18 Jul 1899 DIED: 2 Aug 1992 BURIED:  (Spring Valley Cemetery)
BIRTH PLACE:  Zena, Polk Co, Oregon
DEATH PLACE: Long Beach, Los Angeles Co, California

1900 OR CENSUS - Glenn Purvine, age 11 mos, b. Jul 1899 in Oregon, is enumerated with Frank, age 30, occupation farmer, b. Dec 1869 in Oregon, and his wife of 8 years, Sarah J., mother of 3 children, b. Oct 1871 in Oregon, along with Mary R., age 6, b. Sep 1893 in Oregon, and Lora N., age 2, b. Nov 1897 in Oregon.

1910 OR CENSUS – Glenn Purvine (10y, b Oregon) enumerated with parents Frank (40y, b Oregon, married 18y, occupation salesman) and Jennie (38y, b Oregon, mother of 5 children, 4 living at time of census) and 3 siblings, Ruth (16y, b Oregon), Lora (12y, b Oregon) and Paul (1y, b Oregon)

1920 OR CENSUS – Glenn Purvine (20y, b Oregon) enumerated with parents Frank L. (50y, b Oregon, occupation salesman) and Sarah J. (48y, b Oregon) and 2 siblings, Lora N. (22y, b Oregon) and Paul (11y, b Oregon)

MARRIAGE – Glen Purvine & Ruth Caldweck [sic] md 4 Sept 1923, Multnomah co, Oregon

1930 CA CENSUS - Glen F. Purvine, age 30, married at age 23, occupation service station owner/operator, b. Oregon, is enumerated with his wife Ruth E., age 31, married at age 24, b. Illinois, along with Doris Gean [Jean], age 1, b. California.

1940 CA CENSUS – Glenn Purvine (40y, b Oregon, occupation parking lot man) enumerated with wife Ruth (40y, b Illinois) and 2 children, Doris (11y, b California) and Bruce (8y, b California); family was living in same house in 1935; also with family was servant Flora Swanson (22y, b Oklahoma, living in Shawnee, Oklahoma in 1935) 


Glenn Ferris Purvine, July 18, 1899-Aug 2, 1992

Long Beach, Calif – Glenn Ferris Purvine, 93, died Sunday in Long Beach. A native of Zena, he was a member of the pioneer Purvine family and the great-grandson of John Purvine and Major Walter Walker, who came by covered wagon to Polk County in 1848. He lived in Salem until September of 1923, when he married Ruth E. Caldbeck in Portland. He then moved to Long Beach, but spent his summers in the Salem area. He owned a business and was active in many community affairs. He was one of the founders of the Southern California Bird Society. An owner of Arabian horses, he was an active member of the Arabian Horse Society of Southern California and the Arabian Horse International. Because of his interest in this organization, he was instrumental in the establishment of the California State College at Pomona on the original Kellogg Arabian Horse Ranch. Survivors include his wife; daughter, Mrs Leroy Christensen of San Marino, Calif; son, Bruce of Ojai, Calif; brother, Paul of Seattle; sister, Lora Purvine of Long Beach; four grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. Private interment will be in Spring Valley Church Cemetery, Zena. Arrangements are by Rigdon-Ransom mortuary. Contributions may be made to the church.

Statesman Journal, Saturday, August 8, 1992


Glenn Ferris
1899 - 1992 
[shares marker with Ruth]


Janssen Compilation
Saucy Survey & Photographs
CDI 1940-1997 (Ancestry.com)
1900 OR CENSUS (Polk Co., Spring Valley, ED 172, sheet 3B) 

1910 OR CENSUS (Marion co, Salem, ED 225, sheet 17A)

1920 OR CENSUS (Marion co, Salem, ED 348, sheet 5B)

Oregon Marriage Index

1930 CA CENSUS (Los Angeles Co., Dominquez, ED 911, sheet 17A)

1940 CA CENSUS (Los Angeles, Compton, ED 19-93, sheet 8B)

SJ 8 Aug 1992

ROW: VI 21 A?