|Birth: ||Jun. 14, 1845|
|Death: ||Oct. 2, 1925|
Eli Morris Skinner was b. to Zebal "Eli" & Amelia (Allen) Skinner three months after his father Eli Skinner died, according to both the late Mary Moore of WY, who was a granddaughter of Eli Morris Skinner, as well as Mary's cousin the late Orville Skinner of Thermopolis, WY, who was a grandson of Eli Morris Skinner. Eli Morris Skinner was raised by his mother and step-father Reuben Spurgeon.
According to information that Orville Skinner sent me in 1980: "Eli Morris Skinner enlisted in the Union Army in 1861 at the age of 16 years, served until the end of the war. Participated in such battles as Lookout Ridge in Tennessee (which he called Starvation Ridge, the soldiers issued only field corn for rations) and at Chatanooga. Marched through Georgia with General Sherman. Wounded two times. In either 1873 or 1874, he with his family emigrated west. Traveled as far as Chicago by train, then via covered wagon into southern Iowa to a place near the town now known as Blockton. When western Nebraska was opened up to homesteading during President Benjamin Harrison's administration, the family emigrated to Pumpkin Creek (they called in Punkin Creek) near Redington and took up a homestead. In about 1895, after proving up on the homestead, he with his sons George and William went to Wyoming to a coal mining camp at Inez (15 miles east of Glenrock) to work in the mines there. The rest of the family came at a later date. They then settled at Glenrock where the men went to work for the Deer Creek Coal Company which helped to furnish the newly built Chicago and Northwestern Railroad with coal."
Zebal Skinner (1815 - 1845)
Amelia Allen Spurgeon (1818 - 1898)
Mary Eve Buchman Skinner (1846 - 1928)*
Flaura Annis Skinner McIntyre (1868 - 1951)*
William Sherman Skinner (1874 - 1940)*
Charles Richard Skinner (1876 - 1937)*
Eli Franklin Skinner (1878 - 1878)*
Mary Roseanna Skinner Goff (1880 - 1976)*
Olive Grace Skinner Millar (1883 - 1907)*
Lewis Frederick Skinner (1889 - 1975)*
Most of the inscription is worn but it does say PVT
Note: Eli was a soldier who served from OH during the Civil War.
Maintained by: Sharon Leon
Originally Created by: Laurie Nissen Schnabel
Record added: May 29, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70529962