The advertisement reproduce at right originally appeared on July 24, 1872, in the Western Reserve Chronicle.
Birth: October 1829, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio
Burial: Vienna Township Cemetery
From Harriet Taylor Upton, A Twentieth Century History of Trumbull County, Ohio: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1909), Volume 1, p. 596:
Ira Mackey Sr. was born in Vienna, October, 1829. Early in life he resolved to have a college education, but this was not accomplished, because of the death of his father. In 1855 he married Elmina Baldwin, who is still living. She “is known to her friends to be ever ready to assist the sick and needy and lend a helping hand in any charitable work; unselfish to the last degree; ever hospitable, loving her home, children, and flowers better than notoriety.” Their children are Mellie (Mrs. Wm. McNaughton on Warren); Lulie, who is mentioned in the chapter on Bench & Bar; and Ira B. The last named is a prominent lumber dealer in Warren. He married Mina Brisbane, and has one daughter, Jean.