many friends in this place of Mr. N. W. Pursel were sorry to hear of
his sudden death in Brantford on Tuesday morning.
Few men were more while
known in this district than Mr. Pursel, he having been in business
here for many years. Mrs. Pursel and son, Mr. Thomas Pursel have the
sincere sympathy of a wide circle of friends in this place.
The Brantford Courier refers
to his death as follows:
The sudden death took place
this morning of Mr.
Nelson Willets Pursel, head of the well-known firm
of Pursel & Son, furniture dealers, Colborne street.
Mr. Pursel had not been in
very good health of late, and this morning was found dead in his
office by his son, Mr. Thomas Pursel. The news of his sudden passing
away will come as a great shock to the business community, as he was
universally esteemed and respected.
Mr. Pursel for many years
carried on a successful furniture business in Waterford, in which
was born. He was also identified for a time with the Simpson
Carriage Co., of this city as a traveler, and was widely known
throughout this vicinity.
He was a great lover and
judge of good horses and always took a keen interest in clean sport.
He was very prominent in Masonic circles, being a Mystic Shriner and
Knight Templar. In religion he was a Baptist.
In 1906 he started, in
conjunction with his son, Mr. Thomas Pursel, the large and
successful business on Colborne street, with which he was identified
at the time of his demise.
Mr. Pursel, who lived at 272
Darling street, leaves to mourn his lose a widow and on son, Mr.
Thomas Pursel, who as above noted, was in partnership with him. Two
brothers also survive him, Mr. L. H. Pursel of Welland, and Mr. D.
R. Pursel of Niagara Falls.
To the bereaved widow and
relatives the general sympathy of the community will go out in their
sudden loss, in which expression The Courier begs leave to join.