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Ira Percival

Perhaps the most well-known of Orrin and Eliza Percival’s children was their third son, Ira, born in 1839. Ira married Susan Jones, daughter of Sam Jones of Walton, in 1859 and began his own family. He was a farmer and businessman, eventually buying the old Farmers Hotel on Main Street in Walton in 1870. Renamed the Percival Hotel, the building burned in a tragic fire in 1871. Soon after the fire, Ira sold the property and moved his family to Union, where he bought another hotel.

Ira died suddenly in 1899 of Bright’s Disease, the newspaper account stated that he had hosted a family reunion just a week before, seemingly in good health.

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ira_percival.txt · Last modified: 2013/05/06 12:13 by mgoetting