Ezekiel Pulford, of Oconto, Wis., member of G. A. R. Post, No. 74, was born in 1834 in Lincoln, Chenango Co., New York. He is the son of Samuel and Avis (Maxwell) Pulford and both were natives of Connecticut. The removed from the "land of wooden nutmegs" to New York, and, later to Wisconsin. They located in Oconto county where the son was engaged in lumbering. He was occupied in the calling until he enlisted in 1861 in Company F, 12th Wisconsin Infantry. He left the State with the regiment and was with the command in the marches and movements until he was taken sick and he was discharged as permanently disabled July 25, 1862. Subsequent to his return to Wisconsin, when precautions about the soundness of recruits was relaxed on account of scarcity of men, he was drafted and secured his release on payment of $300.
After his return to Wisconsin he again became a lumberman and is in the employ of the Holt Lumber Company, of Oconto. He was married in 1862 to Joanna Donovan and they have three children - Avis, Ida and Herbert. His brother Samuel resides in Tuxton, N. Y.; William lives in Iowa and Woodward in Juneau county in Wisconsin. His sister Caroline lives in Illinois and Avis resides in Wisconsin.