Obits - Nebraska - Ezra M. Stephens

Ezra M. Stephens was born January 8, 1831 in Erie County, New York. He died at the home of his daughter Mrs. George McNight, in David City, Nebraska, June 16, 1917, at the age of 86 years. He was married to Margery Decker, Dec. 19, 1854 at Julian, Wisconsin. To this union were born four children, all of whom survive their father. His wife passed away May 11, 1916. He was a soldier of the civil war, belonging to the 27th Iowa Regiment, Co. A., and served three years.

The funeral was held from the Baptist Church on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, Rev. J. J. Bell, the pastor, conducting the services. His body was laid beside that of his wife in the David City cemetery. The pall bearers were Elmer Haight, A.M. Walling, I.J.West, J.G. Ross, A.B. Roys, and S. CLingman.

Submitted by Carolyn La Porte - e-mail claporte@home.com