Obituary for Ebenezer Rozell, 1922

Obituary – Rozell.

Ebenezer Rozell, son of Ebenezer and Esther Cobbler Rozell, was born in Ross County, Ohio, April 29, 1837, and died in Maitland, Mo., September 14, 1922, aged 85 years, 4 months and 16 days.

He was the youngest of twelve children. Under the condition which prevailed he was favored with a common school education and later spent one year in the Danville Seminary in Illinois. A number of years of his young manhood were spent in teaching in the common schools.

On September 13, 1860, he was united in marriage to Mary Ross. To this union were born five children, two daughters, Aurel, who died in Ross County, Ohio, and Mrs. Olivia Brumbaugh of Maitland; three sons, Frank, of Salt Lake City, Chester A., and Walter B. of Maitland.

Mr. Rozell united with the Methodist church at the age of 16 and has lived a consistent Christian life to the end of the journey.

In 1861 he enlisted in the 63rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was wounded in the battle of Corinth and Iuka, at which time he was discharged from the service. In 1864 he organized a company of 100 day men. This company was assembled at Camp Denisen, thrown in with the 149th Regiment, of which he was made Major. He was in the battle of Monecacy and was wounded , taken prisoner at the battle of Berryville and sent to Libby Prison but on account of wounds was paroled one month later.

In 1870 he moved to Fillmore, Mo., and taught school the following winter. In the spring of 1871 he moved to a farm three and one-half miles northwest of Maitland, on which he resided until 1899, and which he owned at the time of his death. In 1899 he moved to Maitland, where he died.

He leaves a wife, five children, twelve grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and an adopted daughter, Mrs. Bertha Patterson.

Funeral services were held at the M. E. church in Maitland, at 2:30 o’clock Sunday afternoon, September 17, conducted by Rev. Reubin Barrett. Burial was in the Maitland cemetery.

From the Skidmore News (Skidmore, Missouri), 21 September 1922, page 1.

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