Edward H. "Pat" PURSEY

Macoupin County Enquirer (Thursday, 2 July 1959, page 1 column 2):

E. H. Pursey dies suddenly at farm home

Was Polk supervisor for 18 years; funeral to be held tomorrow

Edwin [sic] Harold "Pat" Pursey, 61, a resident of Polk township all his life, died suddenly Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at his farm home.

Born Jan. 7, 1898 in Polk township, Mr. Pursey was a son of Charles and Josephine Christian [sic] Pursey. He was born on the homestead place, where he died.

Mr. Pursey, who lived all his lifetime in the Carlinville area, served as supervisor of Polk township for 18 years, from 1937 to 1955. He was a member of the Anti-Thief association of Centerville.

His survivors include his wife, Katie O'Donnell Pursey; two daughters, Mrs. James H. McIntyre and Mrs. Chester Stanfield, both of Carlinville; two grandchildren; four brothers, Jacob and Wesley, both of Carlinville, Theodore of Oakland, Calif., and Carl of St. Louis; and three sisters, Mrs. Lillie Yowell of Carlinville, Mrs. Albert Sembell of Springfield and Mrs. Charles Wills of Hillsboro. A brother preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be conducted tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at 2 o'clock at Ferketich funeral home. Interment will be in St. Denis cemetery, Shipman.