Ira Stillwell Dies In General Hospital
Ira Stillwell died Thursday afternoon at 12:30 at the Ellensburg hospital, following an illness of several week’s duration. In an attempt to save his life a blood transfusion was made Tuesday but he failed to rally.
Mr. Stillwell was born may 17, 1887 in Bowen, Illinois, and came to Ellensburg in January, 1903. He became an employe of the Northern Pacific railroad, April 23, 1908 and worked as a wiper until August 3, 1908, when he was promoted to fireman. He became a locomotive engineer March 18, 1918 and had been employed as a fireman or engineer since that time.
He is survived by his widow, one daughter, 13, and a baby boy 15 months old. He also leaves one sister, Mrs. Morris of Seattle.
Taken from the Ellensburg Cap., November 15, 1929
Contributed by: Cathy Cadd