According to his death certificate, Ephraim Wonnell was born in 1850 in Ottawa County, Ohio to Isaac and Margaret Wonnell. In 1878 Ephraim Wonnell took Fannie Shook as his wife. Ephraim Wonnell was the manager of the Port Clinton Basket Company for many years. On July 27, 1910, Ephraim Wonnell passed away in Ottawa County. He was 60 years of age. An obituary for Mr. Wonnell appeared in the July 29, 1910 issue of the Sandusky Register. The article stated that Ephraim Wonnell was one Ottawa County's most properous fruit growers. He was buried in the Shook Cemetery. Mrs. Fannie Wonnell survived until 1937. After her death, she was buried with her husband in the Shook Cemetery.
Clasped hands adorn the top of the tombstone for Ephraim and Fannie Wonnell. Clasped hands can represent a welcome to the heavenly realm.