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Mackey, Ira B., Sr.

Entrepreneur, Businessman

Birth: October 1829, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio
Burial: Vienna Township Cemetery

The advertisement reproduce at right originally appeared on July 24, 1872, in the Western Reserve Chronicle.

Published Biography
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 β€œis 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.