Mrs. N. C. Mansell
The citizens of Sault
Ste. Marie learned with keen regret on Good Friday evening of
the death of Mrs. N. C. Mansell, wife of the supervising
principal of the city public schools, due to acute pneumonia.
She had not been in
robust health for some time, but there was no cause for
concern on the part of her friends; accordingly her sudden
death comes as a distinct shock to the community.
Born at Port Rowan of
U.E. Loyalist parentage, 43 years ago, on a farm that has
remained in the family ever since it was originally granted by
the crown, Mrs. Mansell always maintained a connection with
her old home in that part of Ontario and held in high regard
all the old associations of the early years; and those
qualities of heart and mind implanted by virtue of her
ancestry she carried into her own home.
Always solicitous for
others, she was most unselfish and devoted towards her family
and most unstinted in her kindness and sympathy towards others
in sorrow or trouble of any kind. Many a lonely teacher coming
to the city found companionship and cheer in the wholesome
hospitality Mrs. Mansell gave.
In October 1897, at
Walsh, Norfolk County, she was married to Mr. N. C. Mansell,
and besides her grief stricken husband she leaves to mourn her
loss five [sic] children: "Kenneth, re-Lloyd,
Leighton, and a baby a few days old."
Two brothers, George E.
Mabee, M.A., classical master in the Ottawa Collegiate
Institute, and Horace C. Mabee, B.Sc., of the Government
Laboratory, and Mrs. John Bingleman, a sister, of Walsh, also
Mrs. Mansell will be
missed by a wide circle of friends all of whom extend
sincerest sympathy to Mr. Mansell and the children in their
-- Sault Ste. Marie Star.