In the death of David Early, Miami Township and Montgomery County loses one of the oldest residents. He passed away Sunday morning at the home of his son, Jacob Early, east of town, aged 93 years, 4 months, 14 days.
Mr. Early was born near Staunton, Va., September 29, 1822, and was one of a family of seven children. In 1832 his parents moved to Ohio. They traveled here in a four horse covered wagon, the journey requiring four weeks. They located at Lewsiburg, but after one year removed to near Miamisburg on what is known as the Gamble farm.
In 1854 he was married to Elizabeth Gebhart, and moved on the Adam Schuster farm, east of Miamisburg, lving there three years. He then removed to Warren county and after nine years residence there moved to his farm five miles southeast of Miamisburg, where he resided constantly until recently.
Mr. Early was the last of the original family. His brothers were John, Jacob, Joseph and Isaac; sisters, Mrs. Sallie Fox, Mrs. Lydia Fox.
Mr. and Mrs. Early were the happy parents of six sons and two daughters: Albert, Peter, Jacob, George, Charles, David Early Jr., Mrs. Wm. Phillips, Mrs. John Emby, all living in the vicinity of Miamisburg.
Since the death of his wife in 1897 he has been living with his children. He had unusual health and for eighty years did not have an illness sufficiently serious to go to bed.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday at 1 pm from the residence of his son, Jacob Early and at 2 pm from the Progressive Brethren Church, east of Miamisburg, Rev. Garber of Ashland officiating. Burial in Hill Grove cemetery.
Source: Miamisburg News (Ohio), Thursday 17 FEB 1916, Pg. 8, Col. 1