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Obituary of JAMES W. EZELL
Death of a Former Comanche co. Citizen.

James W. Ezell, who for a number of years was a resident of this county, died at 3 o'clock p.m. on May 22, 1908, at his home near Deighton, Woodward county, Oklahoma. He will be remembered by many of the old settlers of this county and his sudden death brings to them a deep sense of sorrow. Mr. Ezell was a man of pronounced convictions and always stood firmly for what he believed to be right. In every respect he was a faithful husband and father and a good citizen. Death came to him very suddenly. He was apparently in his usual good health, had been at work and had lain down to rest, when his wife, who was near by, heard a gurgling sound and called for a son who was in an adjoining room. In less than five minutes life was extinct. He died without a struggle.

J. W. Ezell was born in Ohio county, Kentucky, on March 29, 1838. In 1858, he was united in marriage to Mary E. Stewart. To this union nine children were born, seven sons and two daughters. Five sons and one
daughter are living. The wife died in 1881. Soon afterwards (in 1884) he moved to Comanche co., Kans. In 1887, he was married to Martha Raley.
Mr. and Mrs. Ezell moved from Comanche co. to Alva, Okla., on the day of the "opening" and filed on a place adjoining the town. About eight months ago, they moved to near Deighton.

The children were all so far away that they were unable to reach Deighton in time for the funeral, although three arrived later. Burial took place in Elm Grove cemetery. The funeral services were conducted at the home by Rev. J. C. Shuck of the Christian church at Deighton.
Transcribed and Contributed by Shirley Brier

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