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Melvin Purvis

FBI Agent Melvin Purvis

Profession: FBI Agent

United States of America

Why Famous: FBI Agent famous for leading the manhunts that tracked such American outlaws as Baby Face Nelson, Pretty Boy Floyd, and John Dillinger.

Born: October 24, 1903
Birthplace: Timmonsville, South Carolina, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Rabbit
Star Sign: Scorpio

Died: February 29, 1960 (aged 56)
Cause of Death: Self-inflicted gunshot

Married Life

  • 1931-08-22 FBI agent Melvin Purvis (27) weds childhood sweetheart Marie Rosanne Willcox at St. John's Episcopal Church in Florence, South Carolina

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