Roy Arkell Pursell, son of Phillip Roy Pursell and Pluma Catherine Jones Pursell, was born 19 December 1899 in Coulterville, Randolph County, Illinois. He married Carrie Gladys Williamson, daughter of William F. Williamson and Margaret Guthrie Logan Williamson. Carrie Williamson was born 6 August 1905 in Oakdale, Washington County, Illinois. Roy Arkell Pursell died 13 January 1970. Carrie died 25 September 1993. They are buried at IOOF Cemetery, Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois.
Photograph donated by Irene Pursell Dixon