4/15/1910 Fremont Ward, Dodge Co, NE. Was he the J M Purvis living there at age 40, a merchant of a notions store? His wife of 1 year was unnamed but was 37 years old. Their only child was Kirk, 5. All were born in IA as were all parents.
1920 Sherlock Twp, Finney Co, KS. At census time he was recorded as Jasper W, 49, a general farmer, with wife Lillian, 46, and 2 children Dallas K, 11 (should be about 15) and Luvenia, 8. His 83 year old mother-in-law Luvenia Innes lived with them.
4/15/1930 7th St, Osborn, Maricopa Co, AZ. Listed in the census as JN, 59, he was a widower, owned his home which was valued at $6000 and had a radio. The children were still with him, Kirke, 21, and Luvenia, 18. Jasper was a retail grocer, Kirke was the proprietor of a filling station.
Funeral services for Jasper were held at the Chapel Grimshaw Mortuary with Rev. C. Arlin Heydon of the First Baptist Church officiating.