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William Eads
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Birth: Apr. 23, 1853
Indiana, USA
Death: Dec. 4, 1933
Collingsworth County
Texas, USA

The Wellington Leader December 7, 1933

William Eads was born April 23, 1853 at Muncie, Indiana, and at the age of 5 years moved to Iowa and northwest Missouri where he resided until the age of 14 years when he moved to Durham, Arkansas and lived there until 1900 when he came to Tuttle, Oklahoma. In 1909 he moved to the Aberdeen community where he has resided in Collingsworth County since. Mr. Eads died Monday and at the time of his death he was 80 years, 7 months and 11 days of age. He was married to Susan Clementine Mills on January 8, 1880 and to this union was born seven children, flve boys and two girls, all of whom are now living with the excetption of Elbert Leroy Eads. In the early pioneer days when Mr. Eads lived in Arkansas, he resided close to the border and the settlors were frequently troubled with horse and cattle thieves. Consequently, Mr. Eads joined the Horse Lodge, which was organized for the purpose of capturing the thieves. Frequently these law enforcement bodies would have to follow the thieves several days at a time before they caught them. In relating of the incidents, which were frequently of a dangerous nature for the lodge members, Mr. Eads told of how the group once shot 109 buck shot through the end gate of a thief's wagon in a conflict. When the Civil War occurred Mr. Eads was only 15 years of age and due to the fact that his father was in the army he was detailed to remain at home with the family. Bushwhackers, rather than soldiers were the persons who gave the residents of his section the most trouble and once he was said to have been hung up and suspended by his thumbs by these marauders, who sought to extract information from him. Upon coming to what is now Grady County, Oklahoma, Mr. Eads entered the Indian territory, and lived there for nine years. Indians, at the time he entered the territory, were peaceable however and caused the settlers little trouble. Mr Eads is well known over this county having lived here for the past 24 years and was one of the remaining few western pioneers who faced the rough hardships of yesterday, which paved the way for the present day civilization which is known in this section of the state.

Survivors are: his wife, Susan Clementine Eads; sons: E.H. Eads, Chickasha, OK; B.F. Eads, Texline, TX; R.H. Eads, Wellington, TX: W.A. Eads, Texline, TX; daughters: Mrs. W. L. Grant, Mustang, OK; and Mrs. F.T. Walker.
Family links: 
  Thomas Eads (1813 - 1879)
  Cloe Eads (1815 - 1901)
  Susan Clementine Mills Eads (1857 - 1941)
  Enos Henry Eads (1880 - 1936)*
  Robert Herbert Eads (1883 - 1962)*
  Elbert Leroy Eads (1885 - 1930)*
  Benjiman Franklin Eads (1888 - 1980)*
  Sarah Inez Eads Grant (1891 - 1977)*
  Amanda Lerona Eads Walker (1893 - 1983)*
  William Artford Eads (1897 - 1975)*
  Lois May Eads Neese (1842 - 1897)*
  John H Eads (1844 - 1896)*
  William Eads (1853 - 1933)
  Mary Elizabeth Eads McFarland (1859 - 1932)*
*Calculated relationship
South Fairview Cemetery
Collingsworth County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section 1 Row 4
Created by: ATK
Record added: Mar 12, 2010
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William Eads
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William Eads
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William Eads
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