Thank You Carol for your hard work and response. I am pretty confident that Joe Pursell was born 12 April 1886 both his WW1 registration & his marriage bond to Minerva Beaver have this date plus the 1900 census has him born in April. The genealogy sheet showing Joseph Peter Purcell being the son of Thomas & Nancy is wrong if he was born 1850 as it states because Thomas the father wasn't born till 1851 plus if he was marrying Minerva on 27 Nov, 1920 he could not have died in 1915. I rarely trust or use published genealogies but I do use them as a starting point for further research. Hopefully others will jump in with a clue to his burial and death date. Again thank you for trying to help. I have just returned to searching genealogy after four years of being away. I was surprised that these Forums have gone so quiet.