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 William Ijams

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William Ijams

  • Birth 13 Feb 1813 South River, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA
  • Death 19 Jul 1892 Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
  • Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
  • Plot D-13
  • Memorial ID 72020358

He is believed to be a son of Gassaway and Ann (Pearce) Iiams/Ijams.
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On July 19, 1892, WILLIAM, in the 80th year of his age, beloved husband of Sarah Ijams. The funeral will take place from his late residence, No. 103 South Poppleton street, on this (Thursday) afternoon, July 21, at two o'clock. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. [No flowers.]
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William Ijams, an old employe of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company died yesterday at his home 103 South Poppleton street, Baltimore. He was stricken with apoplexy Saturday and gradually sank. Mr. Ijams was seventy-nine years of age and was one of the first blacksmiths employed by the B. & O. He was also foreman at the locomotive works of Mr. Ross Winans for twenty-five years.
Mr. Ijams was born on South river, Anne Arundel county, Md. When young he worked in the Ellicott City Mills. He had been selected by the B. & O. Company to go with three other veteran blacksmiths to the World's Fair at Chicago, with the B. & O.'s exhibit.
Mr. Ijams leaves a wife, four sons and a daughter, nine grandchildren and two great grandchildren.
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The funeral of Mr. William Ijams, the veteran Baltimore and Ohio blacksmith, took place yesterday afternoon from his home, 103 South Poppleton street. The service was read by the Rev. W. L. Austin, of the Presbyterian Church of the Covenant.
The pall-bearers were Matthew White, John W. DeShon, S. N. Copper and Thomas R. Reiche, of Columbia Lodge of Odd-Fellows, Wm. Golden, Upton S. Gosnell, George Poulton and John Yeakel.
Delegations from Columbia Lodge and from Hayward & Bartlett's shops attended the funeral. The interment was in Western Cemetery. A service at the grave was read by Mr. J. H. Copper, chaplain of Columbia Lodge.

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  • Maintained by: Tempest
  • Originally Created by: Dave Crouse
  • Added: 26 Jun 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 72020358
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for William Ijams (13 Feb 1813–19 Jul 1892), Find A Grave Memorial no. 72020358, citing Western Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by Tempest (contributor 47728218) .