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From: Jan Gillespie <>
Subject: [OBITL] David Smith Hepner 1936 Champagign Co OH
Date: Sat, 9 Oct 1999 07:39:41 -0700 (PDT)


This should be on a list that is archived.

--- Calista Sanderson <> wrote:
> From: "Calista Sanderson" <>
> Date: Sat, 9 Oct 1999 00:57:02 -0500
> Subject: [OBITL] David Smith Hepner 1936
> To:
>
> David Smith Hepner
> David Smith Hepner was born near Arbana, in
> Champaign county, Ohio, March 05,1842. In that
> vicinity he received his early childhood training.
> When yet a young boy he moved to Indiana with his
> parents and there grew to young manhood. When he was
> eighteen years of age he responded to President
> Linclon's call for three-men, and enlisted at Knox,
> Indiana, with the Twenty-ninth Indiana Infty.
> regiment. He served in the Union army for three
> years, participating in some of the most prominent
> battles. At the end of his term of enlistment he
> received his honorable discharge at Chattanooga.
> At the close of the Civil War, Mr.Hepner came to
> Iowa and (unreadable) in this vicinity. On May
> 07,1867, he was united in marriage to Miss Jane
> Morgan in Tipton. To this union were born six sons
> and six daughters. Mr. Hepner remained in
> comparatively good health in his last years, but his
> strength was gradually falling. He was confined to
> his bed for some time, and finally, on 'Wednesday
> afternoon, February 12,1936, he passed from this
> earthly life into his eternal reward. He had
> attained the good age of 93 years, 11 months, and 7
> days. Truly the words of the Book of Job may be
> applied to him; "Thou shalt come to thy grave in a
> full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in its
> season." His life was full. Je will be remembered as
> one who served his country in a time of need, who
> helped to preserve the nation. By acquaintances and
> family he will be remembered as afriend and a kind
> father.
> Mr. Hepner was preceded in death by his wife, who
> died on May 20,1926, and by four daughters and three
> sons. He is survived by three sons; Roy Hepner of
> Floyd, Iowa; Ralph Hepner of Oregon; and Darrell
> Hepner of Stanwood; two daughters; Mrs. Abe Werling
> of California; Mrs. Chas. Baker of Tipton; eight
> grandchildren and six great grandchildren and one
> great great granddaughter.
> The funeral was held from the home on Saturday
> afternoon, February 15,1936, with Rev. L.H.
> Gunnemann officiating. Interment was at the Maonic
> cemetery. The American Legion officiated at the
> grave.
>
>
>
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J. L. Gillespie
Coordinator Ky/Lewis Co. Obits, Deed, Pens
Coordinator Ky/Lewis County Newspaper List

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