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Judge Ezra Erasmus Chesney
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Birth: 1841, USA
Death: Aug. 17, 1920, USA

OBITUARY (Newspaper and date unknown)
Former Topeka Brilliant Lawyer Dies in Rosedale.
Chesney Park Here Was Named in His Honor.
Judge E. E. Chesney, formerly of Topeka, and reputed to have been one of the most brilliant lawyers in the state, died Tuesday night at his home in Rosedale, Kan., according to word received here. He was 79 years old.
Judge Chesney came to Topeka about 1874 and practiced law here in the district, state supreme and federal courts until about 1900. He also had a large practice outside the city. He had offices in Topeka at 323 Kansas avenue, at which time he was associated with J. M. Sanders under the firm name of Chesney & Sanders. Later he changed his offices to 933 Kansas avenue and again to 625 Kansas avenue. He lived at 1916 Lincoln street for many years. Chesney park, purchased by the city in 1875, was named in his honor.
A brother, A. F. Chesney, was justice of the peace here for several years, a notary public, and at one time was assistant postmaster. He had offices at 605 Kansas avenue and later at 523 Kansas avenue.
Judge Chesney was born at Abingdon, Ill, in 1841 and early entered the practice of law. He studied with Judge Shoup, one of the most eminent attorneys in the state. He is said to have known Abraham Lincoln and when a young man heard the famous Lincoln-Douglas debate. He lived in Rosedale after leaving Topeka about 1903.
He is survived by his wife, Mahala Dalton Chesney, six children and a brother and sister. Burial will be at Bushnell, IL.
NOTE: Mahala Dalton Chesney, died June 4th or 6th, 1940, also buried in Bushnell.

Note: Ezra had 12 children, from 2 marriages. Clara Nettie died in infancy. First wife was Ella S. Gilmore. Second wife was Mahala Dalton.
Family links: 
  Kent Mitchell Chesney (1809 - 1892)
  Hannah Jane Price Chesney (1809 - 1897)
  Mahala Emma Dalton Chesney (1857 - 1940)*
  Ella S Gilmore Chesney (1844 - ____)*
  Blake Chesney (____ - 1918)*
  Emerson M Chesney (1865 - 1915)*
  Madison Reece Chesney (1867 - 1937)*
  Mary E Chesney (1869 - 1905)*
  Erasmus Columbus Chesney (1872 - ____)*
  Duncan Price Chesney (1874 - 1886)*
  Goethe Gilmer Chesney (1875 - 1910)*
  Wallace Dalton Chesney (1880 - 1977)*
  William Blake Chesney (1885 - ____)*
  Martha Jane Chesney Rowe (1894 - ____)*
  Clara Annette Chesney (1897 - 1897)*
  Carl E Chesney (1898 - 1984)*
  Franklin Eugene Chesney (1900 - 1961)*
  Hannah Elizabeth Chesney Merricks (1832 - ____)*
  Charles Chesney (1834 - 1892)*
  William E. Chesney (1836 - 1918)*
  Jesse C. Chesney (1839 - 1881)*
  Ezra Erasmus Chesney (1841 - 1920)
  Frances A. M. Chesney (1843 - 1885)*
  John M Chesney (1845 - 1898)*
  Asbury Fitch Chesney (1848 - 1903)*
  Mary E. Chesney (1852 - 1868)*
  Oliver Mansfield Chesney (1853 - 1942)*
*Calculated relationship
Bushnell Cemetery
McDonough County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Shawn Turney
Record added: Apr 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51005814
Judge Ezra Erasmus Chesney
Added by: Shawn Turney
Judge Ezra Erasmus Chesney
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Judge Ezra Erasmus Chesney
Added by: Shawn Turney
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