NameThomas Leslie McClain
BirthNov 1881, Fleming Co., Kentucky
Death10 May 1955, Fleming Co., Kentucky
Marriageabt 1921, Kentucky
SpouseLutitia “Bee” Purvis
BirthJul 1894, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth18 Apr 1919, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Birth20 Mar 1924, Rowan Co., Kentucky
Notes for Thomas Leslie McClain
The Kentucky death index lists Thomas L. McLain, age 73, died 10 May 1955 in Fleming Co., Ky.
Notes for Lutitia “Bee” Purvis
She is listed in all the censuses as Lutitia (or some spelling variation), but in the birth records of all her children as Bee. Most likely her middle name was Belle or Beatrice or some other name that begins with B, and she became known by her middle initial.
She was listed in 1900 with Hiram and Sarah (Lee) Purvis as Loutisia, granddau, 5, b. July 1894, and in 1910 with her mother as Lutitia, dau, age 14. In 1920 she is listed with her mother and Harrison Padgett as Lutitia Padgett, age 24.
Census Notes for Thomas Leslie & Lutitia “Bee” (Family)
1930 census of Rowan Co., Ky, Pine Grove precinct, enumerated 17 April, lists on p. 8A as family #132/138:
McClain, Leslie, 45, age at first marriage 35; Luetishey, wife, 34, age at first marriage 24; Elizabeth, dau, 11; Joe Russel, son, 6; Maggie J., dau, 3; Jessie Lorene, dau, 5/12. All born in Ky Ky Ky.