Earhart, Ephraim West Milton Record 1/28/1912 Company B 71st OVI

Ephraim Earhart, son of Henry and Susanah Earhart, was born in Montgomery Co., Ohio, near Shilo church, Nov 4th, 1831.

He had six brothers and one sister, the youngest brighter Henry Earhart who was present at the funeral services, is the only surviving member of his father’s family.

Mr. Earhart was married to Susannah Moore , December 28th, 1856. To them were born three children, two of whom are living, Mrs. John Kelly and Mrs. Ellis Hoover. Their mother died July 28th, 1893.

He was again united in marriage to Mrs. Elizabeth Young, October 21st 1879, after 14 years of their marriage; he passed peacefully away, February 19th, 1912 at the age of 80 years, 3 months, and 18 days.

He united with the Christian Church of this place under Rev William Jay, and was a faithful member of that church for a number of years. About one year ago he changed his membership to the Friends church and at the close of his life left this legacy that his peace was made with God.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows lodge, and a member in good standing in his lodge, he will be greatly missed by that organization who rendered solemn services to their departed brother. He was also a soldier in the Civil war and enlisted in the Co. B 71st OVI, October 14th, 1863 to serve three years. He was a good soldier patriotic and loyal to his country and was in some of the hardest battles.

He was mustered out of service at the close of the war and received an honorable discharge from the U.S.A., came home with a clean record and took his place in the busy circles of life, until the final roll call which ended his earthly career.

Mr. Earhart was afflicted a long time and confided to his home, but he bore his sickness faithfully until released by death. He leave a widow, two daughters, three grand children, five great grandchildren and a large circle of friends to mourn his loss.

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