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Oscar M. Purnell

Oscar M. Purnell, American banker.


  • Purnell, Oscar M. was born on October 20, 1858 in Snow Hill, Maryland, United States. Son of Stephen D. and Mary J. (Laws) Purnell.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Arts, Washington College, Chestertown, Maryland., 1880. Read law in offices of Upshur & Purnell.


    • Admitted to Maryland. bar, 1883, and practiced 4 years. Editor Democratic Messenger, 1887-1802. Sold out and since engaged in real estate and insurance business.

      Organizer and president Deposit & Saving Banks, The Grange Realty Company. Director 1st National Bank, Worcester Fertilizer Company. Treasurer and director Equity Building & Loan Association.

      Organizer and formerly director Citizens National Bank, Pocomoke City, Maryland.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Denomination: Presbyn


    • Married Emma J. Purnell, of Snow Hill, November 23, 1883.
    • father: Stephen D. Purnell
    • mother: Mary J. (Laws) Purnell
    • spouse: Emma J. Purnell
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    Born October 20, 1858