John Irons, of Newton
Falls, Ohio, died Saturday evening, February 17 , after a two
weeks’ severe illness. He
was born in Pittsburgh, May 14, 1831, of Irish parentage, his parents
having emigrated to this country in 1820.
His father died in 1831, leaving his mother and two small children.
By her own economy, industry and frugality she reared and kept the
two boys until they became of age. In
1840 the family came to Hubbard and resided with Dr.
Mitcheltree on his farm. His
mother died in 1875.
John Irons was married to Lucy
Patterson, of Sharon July 4, 1861, and resided here until moving to
Windham, Ohio, in 1883, removing to Newton Falls in 1898.
In 1859, while in search of health, he made a journey to Pike’s
Peak, Colorado; traveling the distance overland and encountering many
experiences in a then comparatively new country.
Private funeral services were held at his late residence
Monday, February 19. Burial
was in Newton Falls cemetery. He
is survived by his wife and one brother, who, with many sorrowing friends,
mourn a great loss, for he was loved and respected by all who knew him.
Sharon Herald, March 2, 1900, page