Sunday, July 10, 2011

Sanford Lafayette Ives

Sanford L. IVES, Postmaster, was born in Pennsylvania, September 11, 1836, and was taken by his parents to Cuyahoga County, Ohio, where he remained until five years of age, when his parents moved to Winnebago County, Ill., where he was raised and educated, after which he learned the carpenter's trade, which he pursued until 1862, when he enlisted in Company D, One Hundred and Twelfth Regiment Illinois Infantry, as a private; soon after was promoted to Third Sergeant; was wounded in 1863, at Dutton's Hill, Ky., and was discharged in 1864.

Military Service.

Name IVES, SANFORD L, Rank SGT, Company D., Unit 112th., IL US INF, Residence GOSHEN, STARK CO, IL  Age 25, Height 5' 9, Hair DARK, Eyes DARK, Complexion DARK, Marital Status MARRIED, Occupation CARPENTER, Nativity SPRINGTOWN, PA, Joined When JUL 16, 1862, Joined Where CAMBRIDGE, IL., Period 3 YRS, Muster In SEP 20, 1862, Muster In Where PEORIA, IL., Remarks TRANS AS PRIVATE TO VRC JAN 1, 1865. 

During the same year he came to Kansas and settled in Linn County, where he engaged in farming until 1869, when he located in Mound City, Kan., and opened a book and stationery store. Was soon after appointed Postmaster, which position he still holds. He has married three times; first, in 1860, to Alice Rigby, who died in 1871; second, to Mary Sheets, of Illinois, who died in 1873, and third, to Justina Ham, in Linn County, Kan., January 1, 1879. He has five children - Ellsworth J., Gordon G., Norman J., Sanford M. and Roscoe.

He passed away on Dec. 12, 1906, at Ogden, Weber County, Utah. His burial is at Aultorest Memorial Park, Ogden, Weber County, Utah. Plot: Block 15, Lot 8, Position 4.

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