3/9/1860 Nelson Twp, Moultrie Co, IL. He joined the Church of Christ.
Following the death of his father, he and the single sisters lived on the home place until the death of the oldest sister, Mary.
In 1884 he was a charter member of the Allenville, IL, Christian Church as were sisters, Mattie, Fannie, Mary, and Dulcena.
1900 E Nelson Twp was his residence, along with sisters Mary Dulcemia, Fannie, at census time. He was a farmer.
N Worth St, Sullivan, Moultrie Co, IL. Charles built a new home for himself and the remaining sisters. The sisters lived there until only Fanny was left and she built a smaller home.
Abt 1916 E Jackson St, Sullivan. Charles and Hettie decided to move out on their own and built a new brick bungalow.
His obituary said
"About fifteen months ago he was taken seriously ill. For some time there was no hopes of his recovery. His wife failing in health, they disposed of their home farm and moved to Sullivan.
Several days ago they went to West Baden in hopes of the betterment of their health. They returned Tuesday. Arriving in Mattoon too late for a train they finished their journey in an automobile. Getting home about 6 p.m. Soon after their arrival he became suddenly ill and passed away before assistance was obtained. His ailment was gastritis...Mr Purvis was of an unassuming disposition, quiet, kind, conscientious and jovial. A good man, honest and upright in his dealing, charitable and free hearted."
"The funeral discourse was preached at the residence at 10:30 a.m.Thursday by Rev W B Hopper."