David E. Stancel Obituary

Ashland Clipper, March 10, 1927



David E. Stancel was born in Pinkney Ridge, North Carolina, April 4, 1844, and departed this life on March 4, 1927 in Ashland, Kansas at the age of 82 years and 11 months.

He was a soldier in the Confederate Army in the Civil War.  In 1873 he was united in marriage to Miss Molly Jones.  To this union seven children were born, three whom survive, Mrs. Jessie Hamilton, of Houston, Texas; Mrs. Mattie Hamilton, of Ashland, Kansas; Mrs. Nellie Wymer of Idaho.

He was well known in and about Ashland, having made his home with his daughter, Mrs. John Hamilton for the past eighteen years.  He was of a cheerful disposition, and all through his sickness was kind and considerate of those who waited on him, and never complained.

When a young man he gave his heart to Christ and united with the Methodist Episcopal Church of Ashland.

When asked about his spiritual welfare he gave the clearest testimony to being saved and satisfied with his experience.

He leaves to mourn his loss three children as named above twenty-three grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and many friends.

The funeral service was conducted in the Methodist Episcopal Church in Ashland by the Pastor Rev. Robert L. Foster, on the afternoon of March 5th, and interment made in the Ashland cemetery.

Contributed by ~Shirley Brier~ October 5, 2005.


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