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Ira John Pierong was b. 30 November 1878 in Canton, Stark County, Ohio. He was the eldest son of Almon H. Pierrong and Lettie Dsyer. The Almon Pierong family is listed as living at 246 S. Poplar St. in Canton in 1880. In 1892 Ira’s father passes away and the family can then be found living at 15 Elgin Ave. Ira is listed as being a student in the 1893 Canton City Directory and in 1895 he listed as working for S. V. Courtney. By 1904 Ira, his mother Lettie and his brother Louis all had moved to Cleveland, Ohio. Around 1909, Ira was untied in marriage to Lucille (possible maiden name Evans). Lucille was b. ca. 1883 in Illinois. Ira d. 6 August 1911 in Cleveland, Cuyahoga Co., Ohio from Typhoid Fever. After his death his was brought back to Canton by train and buried in West Lawn Cemetery. Ira’s brother and mother both remained in Cleveland until their deaths.
1880, U.S. Federal Census, Canton, Stark, Ohio; Roll: 1067; Page 370 B;, Enumeration District: 137.
The Burch Directory Co., compiler, Canton City, Ohio Directory, Canton: Burch Directory Co., 1893-1896.
The Cleveland Directory Co., compiler, The Cleveland Directory. Cleveland Directory Co., 1904-1905.
1910 U.S. Federal Census, Cleveland Ward 21, Cuyahoga, Ohio; Roll T624-1174; Page 6A; Enumeration Dsitrict 0318.
Stark County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society, compiler. “Cemetery Inscriptions Stark County, Ohio Vol. VII”, Stark County Chapter Ohio Genealogical Society, Canton, 1986.
Stark County, Ohio Probate Court Records of Birth 1867-1908, “Ira J. Pierong” Vol. 2, p. 160.
Ira J. Pierong, obituary, “Canton Repository” 8 August 1911, p. 7