World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Name: Kenneth E Purnell City: Not Stated County: Coles State: Illinois Birthplace: Illinois;United States of America (Elgin, Il) Birth Date: 12 Apr 1894 Race: Caucasian (White) Roll: 1504099 DraftBoard: 0 single painter dependents: 3 children as dependents, daus of sister. Couldn't really understand this as the writing was very poor and hard to read. short, medium build, grey eyes, brown hair
U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942 Name: Kenneth Edward Purnell Birth Date: 12 Apr 1894 Residence: Fayette, Pennsylvania (Lower Tyrone Twp) Birth: Elgin, Illinois Roll: WW2_2139539 mailing address was Dawson, Pa next of kin or person to notify was Pauline Purnell He worked for the P &L E RR in Fayette, Pa 5 ft 10 3/4, 160 lbs. blue eyes, grey hair, lt complexion, wears glasses Info taken Apr 22, 1942
FYI- Elgin is in Kane Co, Illinois.
I found Kenneth in Pennsylvania in 1920 and living with him was his father Frederick aged 72. 1920 United States Federal Census Name: Kenneth Russell [Kenneth Purnell] Home in 1920: Dawson, Fayette, Pennsylvania Age: 26 years Estimated birth year: abt 1894 Birthplace: Illinois Relation to Head of House: Brother Father's name: Frederick J Father's Birth Place: England Mother's Birth Place: Ohio Marital Status: Single Race: White Sex: Male Able to read: Yes Able to Write: Yes Image: 541 Household Members: Name Age W B Russell 36(brother Walter)minister Grace E Russell 34 David Russell 4 6/12 Paul Russell 3 John Russell 1 Frederick J Russell 72 , painter Kenneth Russell 26 ,car repair on RR