Etc. -- Nelson Willets Pursel's 1912 obituary
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A transcription of a page 1 article in the 8 Feb 1912 Waterford Star.

Mr. N. W. Pursel Dies Suddenly

The 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 village he 
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.

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