|Birth: ||Apr., 1842|
|Death: ||Jul. 11, 1923|
Leicester Ewing Painter
Confederate Service in Company D, 45th INF VA; Enlisted 5/29/61 at Wytheville; Sick 11/61; Promoted to SGT; Captured at Piedmont 6/5/64; POW at Camp Morton; Exchanged 3/4/65.
1850-1920 Census records show variation in name for L. E. Painter: Leicester, Licester and Lester. 1900 Census gives his birth as April 1842.
He is the son of Abraham Painter and 2nd wife, Emily Ewing.
According to one source, L. E. was born 18 April 1842.
Brothers and sister of L. E. Painter: James Draughton/Drayton Painter, Thomas Chalmers Painter, Horace Maynard Painter, Charles Rowland Painter, Sally Brawley Painter and Edward Guy Painter.
Half brothers and sister of L. E. Painter: Samuel Lee Painter, George Harvey Painter, William Matthias Painter and Mary Margaret Painter.
L. E. Painter married Virginia "Jenny" Hatcher, 27 Feb 1873 in Rockbridge Co., VA.
Children: Clinton Heath Painter, Hattie Alma Painter Miller, James William Painter.
FUNERAL OF L. E. PAINTER
News of the death of L. E. Painter at Ivanhoe last Wednesday night was not received by the Southwest Times in time for publication in Friday's issue. The following obituary was taken from the Southwest Virginia Enterprise of Wytheville, dated July 13.
L. E. Painier passed away Wednesday night at 11 o'clock at his home at Ivanhoe, after an illness of several weeks. The deceased was born and reared at Ivanhoe and was 81 years of age.
He is survived by his wife and two sons: Mr. C. H. Painter, of Pulaski; Mr. M. T. Painter, of Ivanhoe; four brothers and one sister: Mr. J. D. Painter, of Wytheville; Mr. T. C. Painter, of Marion, Mr. H. M. Painter, of Ivanhoe; Mr. E. G. Painter and Miss Sallie Painter, of Lewisburg West Virginia.
The funeral service was held this morning at 10 o'clock from Forest church at Ivanhoe and the interment followed in the nearby cemetery. Mr. Painter had been a consistent member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South for several years and has a wide circle of relatives and friends who are grieved at his death.
He was a loyal Confederate Soldier and served the in Company D. Forty-fifth Virginia Infantry.
Among Pulaskians attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. C.H. Painter and daughter, Frances, Dr. and Mrs. G. G. Painter, Mrs. Clarence Painter. Mrs. T. E. Painter and Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Miller.
SW VA Times, Pulaski, VA, Tuesday, July 17, 1923.
Forest United Methodist Church
Created by: Gwen Williams
Record added: Jul 28, 2012
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