|Birth: ||Feb. 19, 1862|
New York, USA
|Death: ||Dec. 4, 1939|
DEATH COMES TO IRA BACON MONDAY
Was Numbered Among the Early Residents of Hamilton County
Ira W. Bacon, early resident of the county, died Monday December 4, 1939, following a severe illness which began several months ago with a heart attack.
The obituary follows:
Ira W. Bacon, son of Clarissa and James Bacon, was born February 19, 1862, at Tonawanda New York, and passed away at his home in Giltner, Nebraska at the age of 77 years, 9 months, and 18 days.
In 1880 he was united in marriage to Martha Elizabeth Converse, and to this union were born eight children, one daughter and seven sons. He was preceded in death by his wife, his daughter, Lottie, and five sons, Willie, George, James, Ben, and Calvin.
When a small boy he came with his parents where they settled near Aurora. After his marriage he moved to Belmont, Nebraska, where he resided until 1888 when he moved to Newcastle, Wyoming, where he was employed drilling oil wells for the KBG Co. He later moved on a ranch east of Newcastle in the edge of South Dakota where he lived until 1908 when he returned to town and operated a harness and shoe shop and continued his ranching, until he was obliged to retire because of ill health.
Since 1937 he spent a great deal of time in Giltner. In March, 1939, he disposed of his Wyoming property and since that time has made his home in Giltner with his daughter-in-law, Nola Bacon, who lovingly cared for him in his last illness, and where he was happy and contented in renewing acquaintance with old friends.
In 1899 he joined the Presbyterian Church which faith he kept till death. He was a kind Christian man and will be missed by his many friends.
He leaves to mourn his loss two sons, Arthur of Newcastle, WY; Fred of Inglewood, California; one brother, John of Inglewood, California; two sisters, Ida Mantz of Griswold, Iowa; and Lucy Anderson of Wyoming; eleven grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews; and a great many friends.
The funeral was held at the Presbyterian Church at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday with Rev. E. N. Littrell, local Methodist pastor, in charge of the services and burial was in Case Cemetery. Mrs. C.E. Williams and Mrs. P.J. Hohnstein sang, and were accompanied by Mrs. V.P. Grosshans. Pall bearers were Chas. Harrod, C.S. Fry, Lester Umbenhauer, L.O. Ranard, P.H. Carter, and R.H. Nicklaus.
Calvin J Bacon (1888 - 1937)*
Note: Original obit clipping had the town of "Tonawanda" crossed out--?
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Originally Created by: Kim & Virginia Vaught
Record added: May 29, 2009
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