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Edward James Purnell, Junior (1856-1898)
1898 Obituary 
EDWARD JAMES PURNELL, Jun., eldest son of the Water Engineer of Coventry, died at his residence, Queen Victoria Road, Coventry, on the 27th February, 1898.
He was born on the 2nd April, 1856, and, after serving articles to his father, was in business for several years as an architect and surveyor, and in both capacities had a good practice. He was Surveyor to the Kenilworth Local Board and to its successor, the Urban District Council, and was also Secretary to the Water Company of that town. These positions were, however, relinquished before his death. He also designed and carried out several large works for cycle makers in Coventry.
Mr. Purnell was elected an Associate Member on the 3rd March, 1885.