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Ira Wilbur Fix
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Birth: Jul. 9, 1879
Juliaetta
Latah County
Idaho, USA
Death: Feb. 16, 1959
Nezperce
Lewis County
Idaho, USA

On July 9, 1879, Ira Wilbur Fix, the first white child to be born and reared on Fix Ridge, was born in a one-room log cabin with a dirt floor. he weighed 12 lbs. and they had no nurse or doctor. Mrs. Fix's only care came from her 18 year old daughter-in-law, Mrs. Louis Tabor.

In 1890 Fix and sons, Sam and Ira, walked and drove 30 head of hogs to Moscow and were three days on the way. At that time Ira was 11 years old and he thought it was a mighty long way.

In 1897 Ira Fix was elected Sunday School Superintendent. He was 18 years old and served as superintendent for several years. Pearl Dygert was elected secretary and served for seven years.

Pearl Dygert and Ira Fix were married February 17, 1907 by Rev. James Hatfield. They had first met at the Fix Ridge school house in 1891. They went to this school together the rest of their school days except that Ira went two terms to a United Brethren College in Albion, Washington.

After their marriage they lived a short time with Ira's half brother, Sam Tabor; then moved on their own farm joining the Tabors on the east.

Pearl and Ira continued to live on their farm until 1936 when they moved to Juliaetta and operated a chicken ranch until 1945 when they moved to Lewiston. Ira, having worked hard all his life, was unable to settle down to full retirement, so he worked for a time in a grocery on the Main Street operated by Herman Giese. He then took employment operating the elevator in the Weisgerber Building where he continued working to within a week of his death. Ira Wilbur Fix died Febuary 16, 1959. 
 
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 Parents:
  Eleazar Fix (1825 - 1906)
  Catherine Whetstone Fix (1838 - 1925)
 
 Spouse:
  Elizabeth Pearl Dygert Fix (1885 - 1976)
 
 Children:
  Wilbur Fix (1908 - 1985)*
  Frank Henry Fix (1909 - 1983)*
  Elsie Alberta Fix Clark (1911 - 1996)*
  Lester Jack Fix (1912 - 1995)*
  Arlee Pearl Fix Blewett (1914 - 1998)*
  Macie Rose Fix York (1916 - 2003)*
  Amelia Vera Fix Lintz (1918 - 1992)*
  Mary Cathern Fix Atkinson (1922 - 2002)*
 
 Siblings:
  Lewis Cass Tabor (1856 - 1939)**
  Samuel St. Clair Tabor (1866 - 1956)**
  Lillie May Fix Hall (1876 - 1971)*
  Ira Wilbur Fix (1879 - 1959)
  Gracie Fix (1885 - 1888)*
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Fix Ridge Cemetery
Juliaetta
Latah County
Idaho, USA
 
Created by: Nick Fix
Record added: Feb 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34028748
Ira Wilbur Fix
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Ira Wilbur Fix
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Ira Wilbur Fix
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