SAMPSON, Rev. Ezekiel 1845 - 1896
Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 2/21/2006 at 19:31:45
"The Fairfield Tribune"
Wednesday, February 12, 1896
Page 7, Column 2
DEATH OF A GOOD MAN.
Rev. E. (Ezekiel) SAMPSON died at Lockridge at 5:30 P.M. last Sunday, and was buried at noon February 12th. Mr. SAMPSON was born in Cornwall, England, and came to this country when four years old and has lived ever since in Jefferson County. He entered the army with three brothers and served faithfully (sic - in the Civil War, Co. I, 45th IVI). After the war he became a deacon and then an elder in the Methodist conference. For twenty years he was a circuit minister. He was a deep thinker, a great lover of books and a helper to all about him. The funeral services were at the church. The building was filled to overflowing, and as the friends and neighbors and Sunday School children filed past the coffin there was harly a dry eye,---everyone felt that he had lost a friend. Four brothers and a sister, from various parts of the state, were present at the funeral, as also were many friends from Fairfield.
*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s).
Note: Buried in Lockridge Cemetery with wife Isabel/Isabelle HOPKIRK who died in 1942.
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