Drew, Ira S.
Age: 19, credited to Irasburg, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT CAV, VRC
Service: enl 9/30/61, m/i 11/19/61, Pvt, Co. I, 1st VT CAV, and 24th Co., 2nd Btln VRC, dis/dsb 6/18/62
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Birth: 1842, Irasburgh, VT
Burial: Irasburg Cemetery, Irasburg, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Deanna French
Findagrave Memorial #: 74463381
Alias?: None noted
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Irasburg Cemetery, Irasburg, VT
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I. S. Drew
Ira S. Drew, whose death was recorded last week, was born in Irasburg Sept. 12, 1842. At the age of 19, he enlisted in Co. I. 1st Vermont Cavalry, and served faithfully until the close of the war.
May 20, 1866 he married Estella A. Jerome, of Irasburg. Six children were born to this union; Mrs. F. M. Sears, who died in January, 1915, Mark B. Drew, only son, of Franklin, N. H., who died May 4, 1912, Mrs. F. A. Willey, of this place, Mrs. Fred Lothrop, of Newport, Mrs F. W. Harris, of St. Johnsbury. And Gertrude E., who died in infancy.
He has always live in this town, being a prosperous farmer, and resided on the home farm until 34 years ago, when he moved to the village, where he has since lived. He was a man of good judgment, and sound common sense, a good neighbor, and a great lover of home. He was a member of J. H. Woodward Post, No. 20. He has been in failing health for several years, and since last March has been confined to the house, and has been tenderly cared for by his wife, and daughter, Mrs. Frank Willey.
The funeral was held from the late home Tuesday afternoon, Rev. Edward Wood officiating. Burial was in the village cemetery. Besides his wife and children, he is survived by one brother, Charles, of this place, and several grandchildren.
CARD---We wish to extend our heartfelt thanks to our neighbors and friends who assisted us during the sickness and death of our beloved husband a father, also for the beautiful flowers sent. Mrs. Estella Drew & Family
Orleans County Monitor, July 21, 1920
Courtesy of Deanna French