My father, James Purviance Welch, was born in Sims, MT in 1917.Son of Henry Welch & Grace Purviance.All my life I have been told that anything I come upon anyone with the name Purviance, we are related.Now. . .to find the connection.My father is still living in Carmichael, CA.He is 84 years of age. . .and wonderfully alert and "here". . .I know for years he and my mom did "geneology".I will print your article and we will see what develops.