According to the info we have John Baptist Purcell was born 4/2/1844 in Ottawa and immigrated to Michigan and served in the Civil War. He married Mary Ellen Dubry 6/6/1973 at Howard Lake, Mn. He lived in Butte, Montana in 1906. Previously lived in Pomeroy, WA and returned there in late 1919's. He moved to California in about 1920 or 21. He died there on 5/20/1923. Mary his wife died 10/6/1933. They are buried in the Veterans Cemetery at Los Angeles. I understand that some members of the Dubry family also moved to California around that time. Any info would be appreciated.