Clifton Jack Purnell, 19011980 (aged 78 years)

Purnell, Clifton Jack (1901-1980)
Name
Clifton Jack /Purnell/
Given names
Clifton Jack
Surname
Purnell
Name
Jack /Purnell/
Given names
Jack
Surname
Purnell
Birth August 22, 1901 41 36
Citation details:

Castle Hill with Doorals Composite 28 February 1841 - 18 February 1951

Text:

Born 22 Aug 1901 and baptised 20 Sep 1901 Clifton Jack son of William and Elizabeth Catherine Purnell an orchardist of Galston

Occupation
Teacher
1930 (aged 28 years)

Residence 1930 (aged 28 years)
Occupation
Teacher
1936 (aged 34 years)

Residence 1936 (aged 34 years)
Death January 20, 1980 (aged 78 years)

Burial January 23, 1980 (3 days after death)
Cemetery: Macquarie Park Cemetery and Crematorium
Note: Grave reference: COE/K10/0023
Family with parents
father
Purnell, William (1859-1952)
18591952
Birth: November 24, 1859 30 26Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1952Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
mother
18651945
Birth: June 7, 1865 41 37Castle Hill, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1945Roseville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: March 28, 1883Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5 months
elder sister
Purnell, Annie Pearl (1883-1973)
18831976
Birth: August 13, 1883 23 18Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 25, 1976
21 months
elder brother
Purnell, Spencer Alfred (1885-1955)
18851955
Birth: May 9, 1885 25 19Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 7, 1955Redfern, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder brother
Purnell, Aubrey Cyrus (1886-1966)
18871966
Birth: June 25, 1887 27 22Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 15, 1966Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder brother
Purnell, Stanley William (1889-1952)
18891952
Birth: July 11, 1889 29 24Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 16, 1952Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder sister
Purnell, Alice Myrtle (1891-1994)
18911994
Birth: September 16, 1891 31 26Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 3, 1994Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder brother
Purnell, Caleb Henry Searle (1893-1953)
18931953
Birth: 1893 33 27Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: May 14, 1953Hornsby, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
elder brother
18951972
Birth: April 28, 1895 35 29Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 21, 1972Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
elder brother
Purnell, Morris Reginald Hamilton (1897- )
18971982
Birth: October 31, 1897 37 32Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 25, 1982Queensland, Australia
4 years
himself
Purnell, Clifton Jack (1901-1980)
19011980
Birth: August 22, 1901 41 36Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 20, 1980
3 years
younger brother
19041904
Birth: December 2, 1904 45 39Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 15, 1904Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
younger brother
Purnell, Kenneth Sydney Ray (1907-1972)
19071972
Birth: January 24, 1907 47 41Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 29, 1972Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Burial

Grave reference: COE/K10/0023

Shared note

Clifton Jack PURNELL was the 9th child of William and Elizabeth Catherine. He won a Bursary at school and went on to be educated at Sydney University receiving a BSc. He became a school teacher and his first school was Parramatta. Later o n he was Maths teacher at North Sydney Boys High and in charge of Detention Room 17, he went there from Kogarah Boys High. <p> He was well known for his strict discipline and if the boys misbehaved they were made to sit for the remainder of their time with their hands behind their backs. If they misbehaved again he gave them another detention. It was like compound interest. The boys nicknamed him "Smiler" for an obvious reason. <p> He always wore a grey dustcoat and one side was covered in chalk as he kept his blackboard duster in his pocket so the boys couldn't steal it and rub his work out. <p> He was known as Jack PURNELL at school and he was a loner. After leaving North Sydney he went to Roseville. He taught long past retirement years.<p> In 1992 a Sydney Morning Herald article on North Sydney Boys High School beingrenovated and opening as Greenwood Hotel, mentioned a student Dick Smith (famous for flying around the world by helicopter, owner of Dick Smith Electronics and for a while Head of the Civil Aviation Authority amongst other things). Dick Smith mentioned Mr PURNELL and Detention Room 17, which is now the Greenwood Hotel's Bar.<p> Clifton Jack Purnell, a bachelor died in 1980 and is buried at Northern Suburbs Cemetery. <p> When he lived with Myrtle his sister, his hat was always on the bannister post, where he must have placed it each time he arrived home. d at Northern Suburbs Cemetery. e bannister post, where he must have placed it each time he arrived home. BURI: CEME Northern Suburbs Cemetery