Ira M. Van Auken

Ira M. Van Auken

Death 1924 (aged 79–80)
Burial Lacona, Oswego County, New York, USA
Plot Sec 5 Row 4
Memorial ID 19002172 · View Source
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This Thursday morning at 10:15, Ira Van Auken died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Oliver G. Delong. He had been confined to the house since January, and for the fast four months been a great sufferer and a constant care.

Mr. Van Auken was born in the town of Knox. His father Peter Van Auken, one of the early settlers of the township of Boylston, locating there around 1850, when Ira was a small boy. Since then he has resided there until the last few years when he lived at Pineville or with his children until last Fall when he came to Sandy Creek to be near his daughter.

He was a member and stauch supporter of the Wesleyan Methodist church of Boylston throughout his active life. He lived east of the Van Auken school house which took its name from the family. During his lifetime the timber was cut from Boylston and it became a farming community. He was married in the late sixties to Miss Helen Mead, daughter of of Daniel P. Mead. To them was born one daughter; Nettie May, wife of Oliver G. Delong. Mrs. Van Auken died seveb years ago and on November 6, 1918 he married Mrs. Sarah Lohne of Pineville, who, with her daughter, survives the husband and father.

Mr. Van Auken was a man of outstanding Christian character respected by all. The funeral will be held at the Wesleyan Church, in Sandy Creek, Sunday at 2 o'clock, Rev. H. Shares officiating, assisted by O.M. Finch. Burial in the Wesleyan cemetery in the eastern part of the township.

Source: Sandy Creek News, May 1, 1924

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