Ben & Mary Purvis
Benjamin E. "E.B." and Mary Ann (Ferguson) Purvis. E.B.'s dates are 22 May 1848 (Moultrice, Illinois)-8 Dec 1903 (unsure where he died--either OK or TX). Mary Ann's dates are 30 Jun 1857 (possibly Illinois)-13 Nov 1905 (Poteau, Le Flor County, OK). They were married, according to the marriage certificate, on 4 of Nov 1879. I have no other information on Mary Ann or her family. Her father MAY have been the James Ferguson listed on the tax rolls for Johnson County in 1855, but I don't have enough evidence to say for certain.
The picture is a drawing that hung in my great-aunt's house until her death. Then, my grandmother inherited it. My aunt or I have the original now (can't say exactly which one of us has it at the moment!).
Contributed by Michelle Angus.