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 Ira Thomas McIntire

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Ira Thomas McIntire

Birth
Yewed, Alfalfa County, Oklahoma, USA
Death 20 Feb 1929 (aged 29)
Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas, USA
Burial Newkirk, Kay County, Oklahoma, USA
Plot Block H, Lot 15, Space 4
Memorial ID 204215850 View Source
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MOUTH INFECTION FATAL TO YOUNG AUTO MECHANIC
Ira T. McIntire, 31, for six years at the head of the mechanical department of the Ruckel-Kilburn Chevrolet Motor company and well known in Arkansas City, died at 1:50 o'clock this morning in Mercy hospital following an illness of but a few days.
Mr. McIntire was taken ill last Saturday with an infection in his mouth starting from a small sore. He continued to grow worse and was taken to the hospital that day. Since then, he had undergone several operations of the throat on account of the infection spreading.
Ira McIntire was popular here and had been well known among automobile dealers of the city for several years. Last summer and the summer before, he was one of the Arkansas City men who drove in auto races in various places over this state and in Oklahoma. He was known as a splendid auto mechanic and was considered a valuable employee of the Chevrolet company.
Ira Thomas McIntire was born in Yewed, Okla. He is survived by the widow (Lila Deloris McIntire), two brothers and four sisters. The brothers are Steve and Earl McIntire of Wichita. The sisters: Mrs. Phoebe Stein, Wichita; Mrs. Rosa May Stein, Hutchinson; Mrs. Fannie Ann Cheatum, Halstead, and Miss Gladys McIntire, Wichita.
Funeral services are to be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon in Grant Funeral home. The Rev. S. W. Keller will officiate. Today, it had not been decided where burial will take place.
Front page of the Wednesday, February 20, 1929 issue of the
Arkansas City Traveler
Arkansas City, Kansas
[Note: Family members have stated that the infection that took McIntire's life, was a result of his having a wisdom tooth extracted.]

McINTIRE FUNERAL TO BE HELD FRIDAY AFTERNOON
Funeral Services for Ira McIntire, who died here Wednesday morning, will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrow afternoon in the First M. E. church instead of at the Grant Funeral home as was first announced. Plans were changed by relatives after the first announcement had been made.
The Rev. S. W. Keller will officiate. Burial will be in the Newkirk cemetery. The Ruckel-Kilburn Motor company, for whom Mr. McIntire worked for six years, will be closed tomorrow from 1 to 6 o'clock, p.m., members of the firm said today.
Page 2 of the Thursday, February 21, 1929 issue of the
Arkansas City Traveler
Arkansas City, Kansas

A young man with tears in his eyes and a husky voice, came into our little sanctum this morning and asked us to write a few lines in tribute to Ira McIntire, aged 30, who died in one of the local hospitals quite suddenly the other day, "almost," as this friend said, "before we realized that he was ill." He added that it would be impossible to say anything too good of Ira McIntire, for he was a fine, clean boy, loyal to his friends and true blue all the way.
MY OWN TOWN, by Elwin Hunt
Page 4 of the Saturday, February 23, 1929 issue of the
Arkansas City Traveler
Arkansas City, Kansas

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