Biography of Simon P. Easterday
North Central Ohio Biographies

Simon P. Easterday, who is a Civil War veteran, lives retired at Mt. Vernon, and is recognized as a substantial citizen of Knox County. He was born at Boonesborough, Washington County, Md., Feb. 7, 1842, the son of Conrad and Hannah (Green) Easterday.

The Easterday family came to Ohio from Maryland in 1843 and settled in Morrow County, locating on a farm two miles west of Mt. Liberty, in Bloomfield Township. Conrad Easterday was a farmer during his entire life. Both he and his wife are buried in Bloomfield Cemetery. Their children were: Joseph, deceased; Simon P., the subject of this sketch; William, deceased; Daniel Michael, deceased; and John Wesley, deceased.

Simon P. Easterday received his education in the district schools of Bloomfield Township, and engaged in general farming and stock raising until 1905. He has since lived retired at Mt. Vernon, and lives at 700 West Gambler Street. Mr. Easterday enlisted for service in the Civil War at Cardington, Ohio, Sept. 10, 1862. After participating in several important battles of the war, he was discharged from the service on account of illness, March 12, 1863.

Mr. Easterday was married (first) in 1867 to Miss Mary Weaver, who died in 1903. To them were born five children. 1. Wiley, lives at Mt. Vernon. 2. Adelia May, deceased, was the wife of Edward Hulse. 3. Charles, lives at Sparta, Ohio. 4. Lettie, married Barney Snow, lives near Chesterville, Ohio. 5. Frank, who died in 1928, buried in Hiding Chapel Cemetery in Morrow County. Simon P. Easterday was married (second) on June 26, 1915, to Lenora L. (Williams) Bunnell, the widow of Henry S. Bunnell. By her former marriage she had two daughters, Rose Marie, deceased, and Lillian, married Victor Servais, lives at Mt. Vernon. Lenora L. (Williams) Bunnell Easterday is the daughter of Adam Williams, who was born in Miller Township, Knox County, the son of Jacob and Sarah Williams. Adam Williams married Caroline Ann Baughman. Their children were: Warner, who died in infancy; Stanley, deceased; Elmer, lives at Brandon, Ohio; and Rose May, deceased, was the wife of Rowley George. Adam Williams served throughout the Civil War as a member of the 42nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He died at the age of 86 years and is buried at Brandon, Ohio. Mrs. Easterday has five grandchildren: 1. Foster Huls, a graduate of Sparta High School. 2. Marjorie Huls, attends Sparta High School. 3. Alta, married Lewis Stump, of Columbus. 4. Eva, married Daniel Hartswell, of Ada, Ohio. 5. Howard Snow, who attends business college at Marion, Ohio.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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