I am searching for information about my grandmother. Her maiden name was LaNell Blanch Purnell. I don't know when she was born... it was probably sometime between 1910 and 1920. She married James Edward Webb and they had 3 children: James Leland, Sharon Louise, and my father William David Webb, born in 1951. She was later remarriedto Grover Cunningham. LaNell died in the early 70s. I haven't been able to find out anything about her on genealogical websites, because all of her records and information are marked "private". I have heard that the Purnells were once a very influential family in our community (Austin and Travis county), but I haven't been able to find out anything about them. I really don't have enough information to even begin to chart the family history. If any of you ever comes across the name LaNell Blanch Purnell in your research, please e-mail me and let me know. I am very anxious to find out how my grandmother ties in with other branches of the Purnell family. Thanks, ~ Heather Webb PSOne other bit of information. LaNell's mother was known in the family as "Flossie" or something like that... I don't know if this was a nickname or her real name. Her maiden name was Philips or Phillips. Her father's name was John Hall Phillips. LaNell was an only child.