Obit: Bursell, Mary A. (1834 - 1901)

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----Source: DORCHESTER REPORTER (Dorchester, Clark Co., WI) 04/19/1901

Bursell, Mary A. (21 SEP 1834 - 15 APR 1901)

Mrs. Bursell, formerly Mary A. Crowe, was born at Cornwallis, Nova Scotia, Sept. 21st, 1834, the third child in a family of nine. In the fall of 1850, she came with her parents to Fond du Lac Co., Wis. In 1855 they moved to Oasis, Waushara Co., and in 1862 she was united in marriage to James E. Bursell of that place. Thirteen years later they came to Dorchester, Clark County, Wis., where she resided continuously till her death on April 15th, 1901.

She was preceded by her husband who died Dec. 9, 1895. They had four children: Eva. Henry E. Dunn W., and another child who died when very young, Dunn W., is the only one still living and is conducting a large Furniture and Undertaking establishment in this village. Miss Eva married James Lock and resided at Phillips. She and her entire family were drowned in the lake there while trying to escape from the terrible Phillips fire on July 27th, 1894. Henry E. died April 5th, 1897, of Lung fever.

Services were held at the residence at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Rev. Dix of Abbotsford officiating, and the next morning the remains were taken to Almond, Portage Co. where the funeral was held, and the remains interred beside her husband and son, Henry.

Her brother, R. R. Crowe, editor of the Local at Winneconne, Wis., was present at the services here and at Almond.



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