David E. Stancel Obituary
Ashland Clipper, March 10, 1927
DAVID E. STANCEL, CIVIL WAR VETERAN
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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