Noting the details of our subject’s personal history, we see that Ira Small was born in Ludlow, Maine, on October 28, 1848, being the son of Daniel and Louisa (Monroe) Small. The father was born in New Brunswick in 1812 and died in 1872. The mother of our subject was born in New Brunswick and died in 1874.

On June 10, 1884, Mr. Small married Miss Alice, daughter of P. B. and Alice E. (Abbott) Chamberland, natives of Vermont and Canada, respectively. Mrs. Small has two sisters, Felicia H., wife of Dr. A. T. Willis, in Walla Walla; Marietta, in Portland. Mr. Small has the following brothers and sisters: David W., in Alaska: Mary, deceased; Albert, in Lewiston; Lottie E. Sanborn, in Montana; Sarah Potter, in Montana; Inez Colby, in Lewiston. The following children have been born to this worthy couple: Mary, Roy, Ray, Fern, all at home.

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Source: An Illustrated History of Northern Idaho, Embracing Nez Perce, Idaho, Latah, Kootenai and Shoshone Counties, Western Historical Publishing Company, 1903