[PW] ? Truman-Related Information (Quotation Query #781)

Teresa Imfeld timfeld at warren-wilson.edu
Mon Aug 28 06:46:12 PDT 2017


I would caution that he still may have had another "primary" profession
besides being a judge.  For instance, my father was a municipal court judge
in Ohio and also carried the title of "Honorable," but his primary
profession was as an attorney, since his duties as a judge only took up 1
to 1 1/2 days per week.  I don't know if they would really mention this in
an obituary, and for quite a while judges were not permitted to advertise
their services--at least in Ohio--so looking for any advertisements is
out.  But a phone directory from the era might answer whether he also had a
law practice, as listing the number was not considered advertising, or
perhaps there is a way to verify what the Judge's court schedule looked
like to determine if this was a full or part-time position for him in
Kansas City.

all the best,

On Fri, Aug 25, 2017 at 6:02 PM, Barbara Schmidt <schmidtbrb at gmail.com>

> Fred,
> Eugene Irvin Purcell's findagrave page with his dates of birth and death is
> online at:
> https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67769692&ref=acom
> There are a number of news articles about his illness before his death at
> genealogybank.com during the month of May 1936 in the Kansas City,
> Missouri STAR newspaper.  All seem to indicate he was primarily a judge.
> This also seems to be confirmed by the city directories online at
> ancestry.com which refer to him as "Hon."
> Barb
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