Biography of Ira D. Boardman
Monroe County, MI Biographies

IRA D. BOARDMAN, proprietor and editor of the Petersburgh Bulletin, is the son of George M. and Lavina (Osborne) Boardman, and was born in Orleans county. N. Y., Sept. 21, 1848, coming to Michigan with his parents in 1849. He enlisted as a private in Co. M, 8th Mich. Cav., in August, 1864. He was married at Hillsdale Feb. 22, 1871, to Deborah Ann, daughter of Francis and Catherine (Decker) McCarty, whose children are: Edith I., born June 30, 1872; Viola E., Sept. 19, 1881, and Ira D., jr., July 4, 1885, Willis N., June 25, 1889. In the spring of 1861 he came to Petersburgh, and May 1, 1880, published the first number of the Bulletin. In 1880 he joined Patrick Lodge, No. 157, and Kilwining Encampment, No. 52, I. O. O. F. In 1882 he joined Blanchard Lodge, No. 102, F. &. A. M. In politics he has always been a Republican, and has served seven years on the school board, several years as director, and as trustee and recorder in the village.

History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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