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William A Irons
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Birth: Dec. 18, 1843
Virginia, USA
Death: Jun. 6, 1931
Randolph County
Missouri, USA

November 3, 2013 note from Tom Waters, "I thought you might like the mention of death from the Moberly paper." QUOTE
From Moberly Monitor Index, Saturday, 6-6-1931,, pg. 1: WILLIAM A IRONS DIES, FUNERAL SUNDAY
Prominent Farmer Had Lived in This County For 85 Years

William A. Irons, 87, for many years a prominent farmer and stock raiser of Prairie township, died yesterday afternoon at 4:20 o'clock at his home six and a half miles northeast of Moberly. He had been ill for the past several months. He is survived by three sons, John, Guy and Gaston, all of near Moberly; six grandchildren, William, Robert and Junior Irons, Miss Marie Littrell, Miss Goldie Irons and Miss Margaret Irons, all of Moberly or near here; by two sisters, Mrs. Betsy McKinney and Mrs. Darzine Anderson, both of Moberly; and by a twin brother, Presley Irons of Marshall. His wife, the former Miss Mary Oliver, died in 1895. One son, Oliver, was killed in France during the World War, a daughter Mrs. Sam Littrell, died several years ago, and another son, Robert, died in infancy.

Mr. Irons was a member of a family long promnent in Randolph County and was himself well-known. For 85 of his 87 years, he had lived in this county, coming here from Virginia when he was only two years old, and for most of this time he had lived on the Irons' farm where he died. His father was a native of Scotland who located in Virginia when he was a young man. He came to Missouri in 1844, locating in Monroe County where he farmed until 1849 when he went to California at the time of the gold rush. Three years later he returned to Missouri and settled in Randolph County on the farm later owned and managed by William A. Irons. Mr. Irons had been retired for more than 20 years.

Funeral services will be Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from the residence by the Rev. F. M. Baker, Baptist minister. Burial will be in a family cemetery on the Irons farm.

Death Certificate # 22490, informant: Guy Irons, RFD, Moberly, Randolph Co., MO. 
Family links: 
  Thomas Irons (1808 - 1876)
  Nancy Givens Irons (1818 - 1885)
  Mary L Oliver Irons (1852 - 1896)*
  John Irons (1882 - 1947)*
  Robert Irons (1885 - 1886)*
  Oliver Irons (1888 - 1918)*
  Guy William Irons (1890 - 1965)*
  William A Irons (1843 - 1931)
  Thomas Irons (1850 - 1918)*
  Presley Irons (1858 - 1939)*
  Wesley Irons (1858 - 1916)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Buried June 7, 1931 in Irons Cemetery.
Irons Cemetery
Randolph County
Missouri, USA
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Record added: Jan 25, 2011
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