|Birth: ||Jun. 16, 1839|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Apr. 19, 1904|
E.B. Ketcham, Dead
Died at his home in Colfax- Farewell Party- Bonding Proposition
The death of E.B. Ketcham, at his home in Colfax, occured tuesday. He had suffered for a long time, with a cancerous growth in his stomach, Funeral services was held in Greenwood yesterday.
Mr. Ketcham came to Colfax and homesteaded the tract of land which has been his farm for thirty-eight years. He has always been a good neighbor and an upright man. He was a veteran of the civil war serving four years in the Tenth Michigan Cavalry. Mrs Ketcham and six children survive him. They are Mrs F.A. Barnes, Mrs Charles Dailey, Mrs Clark Trowbridge, Mrs Glenn Beard, Will Ketcham and Mrs Charles Hardy. E.B., Ketcham died at his home Tuesday after being sick nearly all winter, Mr Ketcham was one of the early pioneers of Wexford county, and will be missed by all who knew him.
The funeral of the late Eugene Ketcham of Colfax held thursday at the disciple church in Greenwood twp, was the largest attended outside of Cadillac or the villiages. There were 65 rigs in the pocession and people came for many miles to pay a last tribute to one who in life was ever ready to extend a helping hand to a needy neighbor.
Eugene enlisted in Company I 10th cav as corporal,
august 20 1863 at Bingham for 3 years ( age 24)
mustered Sept 2, 1863 out of Memphis Tenn. Nov 11, 1865
became Private in Company P of the 10th Mich Col
served 2 y 2 m 21 days
medical discharge- Rhumitism
The 40 acres now known as the Lawrence Barnes Jr property was deeded by Pres. U.S. Grant as payment for his service in the war effort to Eugene Ketcham.
Jane Irwin Ketcham (1841 - 1906)
Eliza Jane Ketcham Daily (1868 - 1914)*
Bertha Tryphena Ketcham Barnes (1871 - 1931)*
Carrie Ketcham Trowbridge (1874 - 1939)*
Clara Dell Ketcham Hardy (1874 - 1946)*
William Eugene Ketcham (1876 - 1907)*
Margaret Elizabeth Ketcham Beard (1881 - 1952)*
Maintained by: Kathy Londo Barnes
Originally Created by: Paula Lewis
Record added: Mar 18, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 25366946