Wesley Herbert Pearsol, Sr

  • Birth 29 Aug 1885 Kunkletown, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Death 3 Dec 1953 Kunkletown, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Burial Kunkletown, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, USA
  • Memorial ID 43597469

Son of James F Pearsol and Sophia Borger. He married Minnie M. Mohr abt 1906. They had three children:

1. Wesley Herbert Pearsol, Jr. B. 1907
2. Helen I Pearsol b. 1909
3. May Pearsol

Wesley attended Kunkletown school and the Gilbert Polytechnic Institute and was graduated from the Pierce School of Business Administration in 1903.

He married Sarah Ann Hawk after 1915.

Wesley was assistant postmaster at Kunkletown for 17 years and postmaster for 30 years, retiring in October, 1951. He was president of the Kunkletown
telephone exchange and operated a general store next door to his home. He was a member of Kunkletown Evangelical and Reformed Church and the Retired Postmasters Assn.

Despondent over his wife's death a year earlier, Wesley shot himself and died in the bedroom of his home in Kunkletown. He was buried in St. Matthew's Church cemetery, Kunkletown. (Obituary and story in "The Morning Call", Allentown,
Friday, 4 December 1953, pp. 5 & 52)


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  • Created by: Laura Breite
  • Added: 27 Oct 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 43597469
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Wesley Herbert Pearsol, Sr (29 Aug 1885–3 Dec 1953), Find A Grave Memorial no. 43597469, citing Saint Matthews UCC Cemetery, Kunkletown, Monroe County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Laura Breite (contributor 47054933) .