Joseph Pursley

Male18 March 1879–about 1957

Brief Life History 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 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Charlotteville, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada in 1881. He died about 1957, in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 79.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Pursley
1879–1957
Erie Mabel Earl
1893–1972
Marriage: 10 January 1910
James W Pursley
1910–1969
John Pursley
1912–1994
Hazel Etta Pursley
1913–1978

Sources (12)

  • Joseph Pressley, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Joseph Pursley, "Ontario Births, 1869-1912"
  • Joseph Pursley, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 January 1910Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    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

    English (Sussex and Devon): habitational name from Pursley Farm in Shenley, Hertfordshire.

    Probably an altered form of German Bürschle, a diminutive of Bursch .

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

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