Retired Farmer of Polk Township Dies at Son's Home
Death Comes to George Pursey Yesterday; Body Taken to Chesterfield
George Pursey, 84, retired farmer of Polk township, died at 2:45 p. m. yesterday (Wednesday) at the home of his son, George, Jr., in this city. Mr. Pursey had been in ill health the last 20 days.
He was born February 29, 1860 in Middleboy, England, a son of the late Thomas and Sarah Fields Pursey. He came to the United States when he was 20 years old. His wife, the former Margaret Millens, died seven years ago.
His son, George Pursey, Jr., survives, along with several grandchildren.
Funeral rites will be conducted at 1:30 o'clock tomorrow (Friday) afternoon at the Macoupin funeral service home in Chesterfield with Rev. J. W. Henderson of Springfield officiating. Burial will be in Gelder cemetery near Chesterfield.
HOLD RITES FRIDAY FOR GEO. PURSEY, SR.
Funeral services for Geo. Pursey, Sr., 84, who died last Wednesday at the home of his son, George Pursey, Jr., in Carlinville were held from the Macoupin Funeral Service, Chesterfield, at 1:30 p. m. Friday, Rev. J. W. Henderson, pastor of the United church, officiating. Burial was in the family lot in Gelder cemetery, Chesterfield.
Pallbearers were Jacob R. Pursey, Joseph W. Pursey, Edward Pursey, Carlinville; Carl Pursey, St. Louis, Mo.; C. W. Bullard and C. A. Hounsley, Chesterfield.