Wednesday, October 17, 2018
PVT Ira Phelon Martin
PVT Ira Phelon Martin, b. 19 Jun 1891 - d. 17 Oct 1918. Son of Ira a and Emma Victoria (Stampley) Martin of Hamburg, MS. Ira had 8 siblings. His father died in 1908 leaving his mother with 3 children still at home. Ira was working as a guard at Angola Prison in Louisiana when he registered for the draft in 1917-1918. Ira was assigned to A Company 116th Infantry when he was KIA. This stone is in Stampley Cemetery in Jefferson County, MS.