Biography of Ira M. Luther
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Luther, Ira M., was born near Brockport, February 15, 1821. In early manitood he spent some years as a merchant in Illinois, and left for the California gold fields in 1849. He was successively a miner, a conductor of emigrant parties across the plains, a hotel proprietor in Sacramento, and a mill and ranch owner in Nevada. In 1861 he became a member of the upper house of the first Nevada Legislature. In 1855 he married Lucy Crippen, of Attica, N. Y., by whom he had three children, Homer J. and Frank C., born in California, and Nellie Nevada, born in Nevada, now wife of William G. Frost, of Montclair, N. J. In 1865 he returned to the east, where Mrs. Luther died. In 1867 he married Jane E., daughter of Sands Cole, of Knowlesville. To them were born the following children: Beth C., wife of Walter P. Weinstein, of Terre Haute Ind.; Mark Lee, Jessie F., and Ira M., jr. Mr. Luther died at his home in Albion, May 29, 1890.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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