I found his obituary in the local paper with a bit more information.
“William Franklin Lacey,” Chester Herald (Chester, Nebraska), 18 February 1898, page 4, column 3.
William F. Lacey is dead. He passed away at 6 o’clock and 10 minutes on Wednesday morning, February 16, 1898, after a long, lingering and painful illness. For several weeks his demise has been hourly expected, and had it not been for his iron constitution he would have not survived as long as he did.
His funeral was held from the Methodist church on Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock conducted by Rev. U. G. Brown, and he was laid to rest in the Chester cemetery.
He was born in Fauquier county, Virginia, August 19, 1819, and at the time of his death was 78 years, 5 months and 27 days old.
He was married to Miss Susan Mercer July 4, 1844, at Somerset, Perry county, Ohio, moved to Colesburg, Iowa, in 1852, and to Chester, Nebraska, in April 1884, settling upon the place where he died.
He was the father of ten children, grandfather of forty eight children, and great grandfather of seven children. His widow and eight children survive him.
Children are Mrs. C. C. Ball, Mrs. Jennie Chick, Mrs. S. H. Drullinger, of Chester, Mrs. Enos Swafford and Mrs. Solomon Hartman of Ottumwa, Iowa, Mrs. Caroline Higginson, W. F. Lacey of Republic county, Kansas, A. L. Lacey, of Council Bluffs, Iowa, C. G. Lacey and A. B. Lacey (deceased).