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December 7, 2013

Soldiers' tombstones replaced

Veterans Headstone Project, historical society set new stones.


Hezekiah J. Eash

Not much is known about Hezekiah J. Eash. He was born to Jacob and Sarah Eash in Indiana in 1876 or 1877. U.S. Army records show that he enlisted in Pueblo, Colo., just a month shy of his 24th birthday. His occupation was listed as that of a barber.

He died on Nov. 10, 1901, at the age of 24 while on duty in Legaspi, Philippines, from typhoid fever. He was buried in the Pashan Cemetery near Shipshewana.

Thirty-one headstone improvements have been completed via the Veterans Headstone Project began in August of 2011. Next year, 28 projects across the county are scheduled for completion as funds are available.

Tax deductible donations can be made to the Veterans Headstone Project by contacting Jean Fremion-McKibben at 260-463-6479 or the LaGrange County Community Foundation at 263-463-4363.

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