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Edward Lewelling Stalker

Male 1856 - 1879  (22 years)



Obituary- Stalker, Edward

Died, of Consumption, in the 23rd year of his age, Edward I. Stalker, at the residence of his parents, Elisha L. and Elizabet M. Stalker, in Jackson county, Kansas, at 1 o'clock p.m., March 3, 1879.
Edward Lewelling Stalker was born in Bedford, Lawrence county, Indiana, Nov. 6, 1856. But while still a babe his parents moved with him to Washington county, Ind., where his childhood days were passed until September, 1869, when, with his parents, he came to Jackson county, Kansas. On that occasion, although not quite thirteen years old, he drove a team all. the way from Indiana here -'a wearisome journey of nearly 700 miles ....
When seven years old he was attacked with scrofula in the hip, from which he did not recover for three years. At fourteen years of age he was again afflicted - this time with white swelling in the knee, suffering with it, more or less for five years. The last four years of his life he was not able to walk without crutches. About a year ago he was attacked with hemorrhage of the lungs ....
The funeral services, conducted by Rev. A. D. Abrams, were attended by a very large concourse of people .... Source:
The Holton Recorder
March 6, 1879

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