OSBORNE (VETERAN CSA), EZEKIEL NEWTON (OBIT) - Baxter County, Arkansas | EZEKIEL NEWTON (OBIT) OSBORNE (VETERAN CSA) - Arkansas Gravestone Photos

Ezekiel Newton (Obit) OSBORNE (VETERAN CSA)

Fairview Cemetery
Baxter County,
Arkansas

THIRD LIEUTENANT CSA
Company H 54 North Carolina Infantry
Civil War Confederate
May 24, 1844-October 17, 1911

*Obituary
The Baxter Bulletin
December 1, 1911

On Oct. 17, 1911, the death angel exemplified his irresistible power in calling from earth E.N. Osborne, one of Baxter's old and respected citizens.
He was born in Surrey County, NC, on May 24, 1844. Although but a lad, he responded bravely to his country's call for defenders and served with credit under Lee and Jackson during the latter part of the Civil War.
After the close of the war, he traveled extensively, settling in Arkansas in 1874.
He was married in 1878, to Miss Mary Wolf, daughter of J.H. and Nancy Wolf. To this union were born eight children.
Mr. Osborne was a man of unquestioned honesty and integrity, one who was always found standing firm for all that was right and elevating and will be greatly missed, not only by his family but by the entire county.
He was sick only a few hours, but during that time suffered intensely and seemed to welcome death as an end to the pain.
How sad the home, how oppressive the loneliness since one so dear has gone from earth forever. It is hared to say 'Thy will be done', but when we think of our loved ones as only having gone on home a few days before as it makes heaven seem nearer and dearer and we realize more than ever that life is, or should be, only a preparation for death.
He is survived by a wife, eight children, one sister and many relatives and friends.

Descendants of Ezekiel Newton Osborne made application for and received this military marker during the summer of 2008. The grave location was known to family members, but not marked until 2008.
Dorothy Boynton is more or less the offical historian for the Wolf family. In an Email, she told a little about Ezekiel Newton Osborne. I have copied and pasted Excerpts from her Email, with her permission, and here are some of her comments:
"He was somewhat educated for that day and time and very interested in education and knowledge. Three of his daughters and one of his sons had college degrees and were educators themselves, two of the daughters taught at Shady Grove."
"Ezekiel Newton Osborne was captured at Rappahannah Station in VA and sent to Johnson Island, Ohio, prison camp where he was detained for two years until the end of the war, 1865. Andrew Jackson Wolf was captured at Port Hudson and sent to the same camp. We can only speculate as we do NOT have proof, but we believe they bacame friends and that Ezekiel Newton Osborne came to the AR area with A K Wolf, we know they were friend after the war. We do know that Ezekiel Newton Osborne met Mary Arkansas Wolf at the Wolf House when she was 13 and he told her when she grew up he was going to marry her. We do NOT know where he was for the 1870 census. We do know that he married Mary Arkansas Wolf in 1878 at the Wolf House. We do NOT believe he ever returned to his native NC as we have a letter written by a sister-in-law living in NC to his widow living in AR, concerning his death. It states that there was only one remaining sibling alive and that was a sister, Sallie Osborne. He was mentioned as a survivor in his youngest brother's obituary when he died in 1906 in NC."

Contributed on 10/26/08 by maxparnell
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