Joseph Pursley

18 March 1879–about 1957 (Age 77)
Norfolk, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Pursley was born on 18 March 1879, in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada, his father, James Pursley, was 57 and his mother, Eliza Rachel Millard, was 27. He married Erie Mabel Earl on 10 January 1910, in Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Charlotteville, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada in 1881. He died about 1957, in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 78.

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Joseph Pursley
Erie Mabel Earl
Marriage: 10 January 1910
Hazel Etta Pursley

Spouse and Children


    Erie Mabel Earl


10 January 1910
Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada


    Hazel Etta Pursley


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World Events (6)

1883 · Mining Boom

Age 4

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.
1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 7

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 27

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from Pursley Farm in Shenley, Hertfordshire.2 Probably an altered spelling of German Bürschle, a diminutive of Bursch .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph Pursly in household of James Pursley, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Joseph Pursley, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Joseph Pursley in entry for James William Pursley, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"

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