Ira Wilbur Fix

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Ira Wilbur Fix

  • Birth 9 Jul 1879 Juliaetta, Latah County, Idaho, USA
  • Death 16 Feb 1959 Nezperce, Lewis County, Idaho, USA
  • Burial Juliaetta, Latah County, Idaho, USA
  • Memorial ID 34028748

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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  • Created by: Nick Fix
  • Added: 20 Feb 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34028748
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ira Wilbur Fix (9 Jul 1879–16 Feb 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34028748, citing Fix Ridge Cemetery, Juliaetta, Latah County, Idaho, USA ; Maintained by Nick Fix (contributor 47096857) .