Ira Vincent Williams 1844 ~ 1938

Ira Vincent Williams, first son of Ira Williams and Olive Cook Ufford, was born 12 January 1844 in Owego, Tioga County, New York. He was a Civil War Veteran. He married Emma Adelaide Case 5 November 1865 in Troy, Pennsylvania. Together they had nine children: Andrew (Andrus) Clark, born 28 March 1867; Marian Louise, born 24 Feb 1869; Fannie O. born 16 Feb 1871; Franklin H. born 20 June 1874; Charles Vincent, born 1 July 1876; Martha, born 12 April 1879; Ruth, born 18 Dc 1883; Linna, born 1 January 1887 and Nellie, born 4 Feb 1891.

Ira Vincent Williams was a Civil War Veteran. Ira Vincent Williams enlisted on 8 August 1862, in Troy, Bradford Co., PA, as a private, Company D., 132nd Pennsylvania Regiment. During this service, Ira was disabled as a result of gunshot wound of left arm and left side and injury of right hip from shell. His left arm was greatly weakened "by reason of gunshot wound two inches above articulation of radius with metacarpal bones, ball passing from left to right with a loss of portion of radius, scar adherent and dragging, rendering arm practically useless so far as manual labor is concerned. Same ball after cutting arm striking left side over eighth rib, fracturing rib and passing into body and remaining unextracted [snip]. Soldier also suffers from an ununited fracture of rib, which permits free motion of the ununited parts and easily seen upon inspiration." He was discharged from military service on 24 May 1863 Harrisburg, PA. Ira Vincent Williams enlisted, as a corporal, Company F., 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry.Ira Vincent Williams died 10 May 1938 in Elmira, Chemung County, New York. He is buried at the Park Cemetery, Canton, Bradford County, Pennsylvania.

Obituary: Canton Sentinel, May 12, 1938: Ira V. Williams died Tuesday, May 10, at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Earl Schrader, in Elmira at the age of 94. Until four years ago, he was a resident of this area where he owned a farm near Cedar Ledge. He was a Civil War veteran, having served in Co. D, 132 PA Vol Inf. Besides his daughter in Elmira, he leaves three daughters, Mrs. Charles Weaver of Kinsley, MI; Mrs. Edward McNeal of Canton; Mrs. Halsey Jolley of Waterloo, NY; and two sons; Charles of Syracuse, NY; Andrew of Clearfield. The funeral was held Thursday afternoon in the Church of Christ, Canton, with Rev. LaRue Brown as the officiating clergyman. Members of the LeRoy G. Clark Post American Legion acted as pallbearers and furnished an escort and firing squad. Burial was made in the Park Cemetery.

Ira V. Williams, Jr.
Ira Vincent Williams 1844-1938
Emma Adelaide Case 1847-1900

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