Purcell Family of America

An association to help those trace the Purcell family line

Creating Memories through Family Reunions

Purcell Reunions or family gatherings are held approximately every three to four years.  The first PF of A reunion was in Lawrence, KS in 1975. Recent reunions have included the following locales: 

  • 2013 - Eufaula, Alabama
  • 2010 - Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 2006 - SW Virginia.
  • 2003 – Glacier National Park, Montana
  • 2000 – Dayton, Ohio
  • 1998 – Carthage, Missouri
  • 1995 – Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 1992 – Northern Virginia
  • 1989 -- Dayton, Ohio
  • 1984 -- Willimsburg, VA
  • 1982 -- Dayton, OH
  • 1978 -- Dayton, OH
  • 1974 -- Lawrence, KS

The purpose of these gatherings is to exchange Purcell-related family records, photos and memorabilia; and most importantly, to build relationships among the extended Purcell family members. Special group rates are set up to be affordable enough to bring PF of A members together.

See some pictures from past reunions.

                                      Location Recommendations Needed for 2016 PFA Reunion



The recently completed 2013 Purcell Family of America reunion was an educational and fun experience for all participants. Since 1974, the PFA has sponsored 13 reunions in various locations as indicated above.

This averages out to a reunion every three years. That means that some preliminary thought, for the 2016 reunion, needs to be considered. The PFA board is soliciting recommendations for the 2016 reunion location together with the name or names of individuals in this city who could assist with planning and local logistics. It is critical to have someone on the ground in or near to the host city who can provide support for the reunion.

If you have a suggestion, please contact Doug Purcell, PFA president, at dpurcell@eufaula.rr.com with your recommendation. Preliminary discussions have suggested that a location somewhere on the east coast would be appropriate. But we are open to other ideas as well. Considerable planning is necessary so we would like to get an early start on the 2016 reunion.