Obit: Bass, Ira A (1850 - 1919)
Surnames: NILES BASS
----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 02/06/1919
Bass, Ira A (26 JAN 1850 - 31 JAN 1919)
Ira Niles, a former well known resident of this locality (Clark County, Wis.) died at Spring Valley, Wis., Jan. 31, 1919.
Ira Anthony Niles was born in Eagle, Clinton Co. Mich., Jan. 26, 1850. He lived there on a farm until he came to Neillsville in 1879. He was foreman for some time in lumber camps for James Hewett, who was his step father. On Feb. 27, 1882 he was married to Miss Sarah A. Bass, and they lived on their farm west of this city until 1891, when they sold out and moved to Rice Lake. After three years they moved to Spring Valley, where Mr. Niles took charge of some coal kilns. Later he worked for the Spring Valley Iron Co. estimating and cutting their timber and selling their lands. Since that company went out of business he worked for different parties in Spring Valley.
He was taken suddenly sick with appendicitis and taken to St. John's Hospital at St. Paul for an operation, which at first seemed successful; but suddenly changing for the worse. He died Friday morning.
The body was brought here for burial, the funeral being held at the home of Mrs. Niles' brother, Jos. Bass, Monday afternoon, Rev. H. M. Roberts officiating.
Deceased leaves his wife, but no other near relative. He was a man of considerable capability and force of character, well qualified to deal with the necessary work in a new country. For many years he was school clerk in the district west of the city and took great interest in the school.
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