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Ira Reed

10th MI Infantry, Company U (Unassigned)

(1848 –  ) 

     (also known as Ira C. Reed)  Born in May 1848 to Alonzo and Adeline Reed of Salem Twp., Washtenaw County, MI at age 18 on March 21,

Franklin Cemetery 2011

1865 Ira D. Reed was drafted as a private to Company U (Unassigned), 10th MI Infantry.  He survived the war and was mustered out on May 15, 1865 at Hart’s Island, NY Harbor, NY.  He reported no disabilities on the 1890 Census Veteran’s Schedules and applied for his military pension (date unreadable).

     Following his service in 1870 he lived with his family in Southfield Twp.,MI and worked as a farm laborer.  On January 15, 1871 Ira D. Reed married Amelia Gage (Dec. 1853 – 1907).  In 1880 still employed as a farm laborer he was the head of a household in West Bloomfield Twp., Oakland County, MI with Amelia and had 2 boarders who worked as farm laborers.  By 1900 Ira Reed was working as a stationary engineer and living with Amelia in a rented home in Birmingham Village, Bloomfield Twp., Oakland County, MI.  10 years later in 1910 Ira was a widower living as a boarder in Mary A. McDonald’s home on Pierce St. in Birmingham, MI. Sometime between 1910 and 1920 Ira D. Reed passed away.  He is buried beside his wife Amelia in the Franklin Cemetery, Franklin Village, Oakland County, MI.

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