My name is Vicky Lynn and I am trying to help my mother locate her family.My mother has a brother named Robert William Purcell (aka Bobby).She lost touch with him some years ago.The last address we have for her brother and his family is:
William and Phyllis Purcell Bradley & Christian 4801 Audubon Detroit, MI48224
My mother was adopted by her father, Robert William Purcellin 1932 when she was 3 years old.All she remembers of her father was he was born in Indiana, and worked in the coal mines before moving to Detroit.InDetroit he worked for the Ford Motor company as an Electrician.He wasmarried to a Lela (maiden name unknown) whom he divorced a few years after the adoption.He had a second failed marriage before settling into his third to Florence Gregory.Florence Gregory had 2 children by a prior marriage, Margaret and Butch.Robert Purcell had a child by his second wife (wife 2 name unknown) and named him Robert William Purcell II but the child was called Bobby by all family members.As a young adult, Bobby served in the Navy.I am not sure of Bobby’s birthday, but he was younger than my mother by about 10 years which would make him approximately 60 – 65 years old.
My grandfathers, Robert William Purcell, was born in IndianaAugust 31 , 1895.He had 7 brothers and sisters, Flo, Mary, Marg, William, and Fred.The others I have no names for only a picture.My mother also visted an Aunt Joe every summer in Springfield , Illinois.
If any of this sounds familiar to any of you I would be extremely grateful and excited to hear from you.I can be contacted by e-mail at email@example.com.Thanks!!!!