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 Ira A. Hemphill

Ira A. Hemphill

Birth
Stone County, Missouri, USA
Death 27 Aug 1927 (aged 51)
Aurora, Lawrence County, Missouri, USA
Burial Osa, Barry County, Missouri, USA
Memorial ID 6625636 · View Source
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Cassville Democrat
Sep. 3 , 1927

Ira Hemphill

Ira Hemphill, prominent and old time citizen of this county, who has resided in the McDonwell country, practically all of his life, died at the Smart hospital in Aurora, last Saturday night, following an attack of lockjaw or tetanus. On the evening of August 21st, Mr. Hemphill went out in the chicken yard at his home to care for the chickens and while there, stuck a nail in his foot. He returned to his home and applied home treatments to the injury. Later a doctor was summoned who order him to bed and treatments were started. On Friday following the accident, blood poison apparently set up in the foot. Which soon spread over his body, causing tetanus or lockjaw to form. Other doctors were quickly summoned and Saturday morning he was rushed to the Smart hospital, where every treatment possible to combat the disease, was administered to him. He responded in good shape to the first treatment and became easy but in a few hours he again began to suffering and despite all that was done for him, he died Saturday night.

Ira Hemphill was born near Crane, Mo. October 8, 1875 and he was 51 years, 10 months and 17 days old. He was a son of Levi and Elizabeth Hemphill, old time and highly respected citizens of this county during lifetime. He had lived practically all of his life in the McDowell community, where he has engaged in farming and canning. He was first married to Miss Viola Adams in the year 1874 to which union two children were born, a son, Charles of McDowell and a daughter, Mrs. Clora Coffy of Jefferson City. Mrs. Hemphill passed away in the year 1912 and in 1914 he was married again to Lucille Gipson of Crane, who survives. He also leaves one brother, LaFayette and one sister, Mrs. Alisie Williams, both of near McDowell. He also leaves 3 grandchildren.

Years ago he engaged in the mercantile business at his home town and no man possessed a more extensive acquaintance throughout that section. He was a man that always stood high in the estimation of his acquaintances and was noted for his square dealings. He was well liked by all and was a big hearted man always doing good for others. Funeral services were held at the Osa church Monday afternoon by the pastor of the Crane Presbyterian Church, after which the remains were interred in the Osa cemetery.

A large number of sorrowing relatives and friends gathered at the services to pay their last love and respect to their good friend and neighbor. Many beautiful floral offerings were received by the family from various parts of the country. The Democrat extends sympathy to the grief stricken family in their sad hour of bereavement.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 6625636
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ira A. Hemphill (8 Oct 1875–27 Aug 1927), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6625636, citing Osa Cemetery, Osa, Barry County, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .