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Israel Eldridge Sayre
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Birth: Apr. 30, 1834
Monroe County
Ohio, USA
Death: Sep. 6, 1892
Medford
Jackson County
Oregon, USA

Israel, a son of Mercer Sayre and Margaret Winget, was a painter by trade. He was born in Monroe Co., Ohio in 1834. He accompanied his family when they moved to Wetzel Co., WV.

Israel worked as a laborer in West Virginia. After he became an adult, he struck out and moved to Bloomfield, Davis Co., Iowa where he was listed in the 1860 Federal Census living with his father in law. He had married Irena Ficklin, a daughter of William Ficklin.

In 1892, at the age of 58 years, Israel, his wife and two children, along with his brother packed their belongings and were traveling overland on their way to Suislaw Bay where they intended to take up government land and make a home. Israel, who was suffering from lead poisoning made it as far as Medford, Jackson Co., OR where he suddenly took a turn for the worse, dying on a Sunday about 12:00.

He and his wife were both members of the ME Church in Iowa. Upon Israel's death, the ME Church in Medford provided the funeral services. The family, being nearly penniless, were unable to pay for the burial. Since Israel was a member of the IOOF, as well as Knights of Pythias, the local members of the lodges provided a decent burial for Israel and provided the family with enough funds to keep the wolf from the door.

Israel is buried in Block 48, Lot 2, Space 3. I was told the only notation of his grave is "Sayre".
 
 
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 Parents:
  Mercer Sayre (1794 - 1879)
  Mary Margaret Wingate Sayre (1798 - 1849)
 
 Siblings:
  Eliza E.A. Sayre (1829 - 1854)*
  Israel Eldridge Sayre (1834 - 1892)
  Alexander N. Sayre (1835 - 1917)*
  Reuben Harvey Sayre (1837 - 1919)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Eastwood IOOF Cemetery
Medford
Jackson County
Oregon, USA
Plot: Block 48, Lot 2, Space 3
 
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Originally Created by: ProgBase
Record added: Mar 01, 2011
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Israel Eldridge Sayre
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let light perpetual shine upon him
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