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Male Merton Mart Purcell Click to view Merton Mart Purcell in the family tree

Merton Mart was born in 1880 in Texas.1   Merton Mart's father was Samuel Bruer Purcell and his mother was Sabra Caroline Smalley.  His paternal grandparents were Benjamin S. Purcell and Mary Smalley; his maternal grandparents were Freeman Jasper,Jr. Smalley and Nancy Ann Asher. He had six brothers and four sisters, named Ulysses Samuel, Joseph Joel A., Willie B., Zelar, Freeman Bruer, Samuel Eldon, Mary Anna, Alice Benjamin, Hattie and Dora.  He was the fourth youngest of the eleven children.  He died at the age of 79 on November 1st, 1959 in Big Lake, Texas.1 

Merton Mart's first family with Margaret Ione Perry

‌Merton Mart and Margaret Ione were married in a religious ceremony on November 18th, 1900.1   They had a son and a daughter, named Perry Merton and Mertice.

Merton Mart's second family with Mitty Springer

‌Merton Mart and Mitty were married in a religious ceremony in Big Lake, Tx.1 

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Further sources/citations:
1910 United States Federal Census, 1900 United States Federal Census

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