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Ira De Moss 1836 - 1920


Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 2/7/2018 at 14:27:30

Newspaper – Obituary
The Daily Gate City and Constitution-Democrat, Keokuk
Page 12, October 01, 1920

Services Were Held Yesterday Afternoon From the Cunningham && Hawkes Chapel
Interment at Vernon, Ia.

Funeral services for the late Ira W. De Moss were held yesterday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the Cunningham & Hawkes chapel, with the Rev. Harvey J. Moore officiating. The body was sent to Vernon, Iowa, this morning for interment in the cemetery there.

Ira W. De Moss was born in Parkersburg, W. Va., February 12, 1836. In 1856 he came with his parents to Keosauqua, Iowa. Mr. De Moss came to Keokuk when a young man and has spent most of his life in this city. For the greater part of his life he was engaged in carpenter and contracting work.

During President Hays’ administration he was sergeant-at-arms under Judge George W. McCrary, secretary of war, in Washington, D. C. for a period of three years.

Mr. De Moss was first married to Miss Sarah McCrary, of Keosauqua, who departed this life in 1889. To this union eight children were born, two of whom are now living—Mrs. Blanch Sexton, of Alpha, Ill., and Charles De Moss, of Galesburg, Ill.

Mr. De Moss was again married to Miss Lurinda Ogden, of this city, in 1890, who survives him.
The following relatives from out of town were present to attend the funeral: Mrs. Sexton, of Alpha, Ill.; Charles De Moss and S. D. Wirt, of Galesburg, Ill., and Mrs. H. O. Wilson, of Annawan, Ill., Mr. Wirt and Mrs. Wilson being grandchildren.


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