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Karin Lau (#46866025)
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michael carroll
Ira A. Doty
Hi, Karin. I left you a message with my interview with the Couer d'Alene press. Let me know if you read it. I also think it's time to edit this Find A Grave, as many Historical researchers are taking the info. as the gospel truth. Thanks,
Added by michael carroll on Sep 22, 2016 5:57 PM
michael carroll
RE: Ira A. Doty
It will be interesting to find who Ira's father really is. Ira or Palmer. I'm still digging, made several calls today.I talked to a person at the N.I.Museum. I also talked to the county courthouse Grave dept. Trying to find out if they have a list of the unmarked graves and if they have a list of those soldiers who's remains were moved to Ft. Wright.No news back yet. Do you know Nugget Mom?
Added by michael carroll on Aug 24, 2016 11:09 PM
michael carroll
Ira A. Doty
There is good possibility that there are records still out there for Ira and the J. B. Wyman Post, No. 41, GAR, based in Rockford, Dept. of Washington & Alaska. Hopefully, they still exist in a local museum, library, VFW or American Legion Post, or in a private collection. It would be great if someone who lived in the area could do some foot work. Unfortunately i live in the S.E.of the U.S.
Added by michael carroll on Aug 20, 2016 12:00 PM
michael carroll
RE: Ira A Doty
Thank you for your work too. Regards, Michael Carroll
Added by michael carroll on Aug 20, 2016 11:48 AM
michael carroll
Ira A. Doty
I had a researcher look for any records pertaining to his burial at Ft. Wright and Ft. Sherman. Do you have any documentation? Here is what he found.I have been in contact with a City of Coeur d'Alene Parks Department employee regarding Forest Cemetery. She confirmed that not only soldiers, but private citizens were buried at Fort Sherman Cemetery. She said that when the military abandon Fort Sherman, only the military burials where dis-interred; the civilian burials left buried there.

I am now in contact with a researcher at the Kootenai County (Idaho) Genealogical Society (KCGS) who has burial records for that county. I have asked if they have any records of burials at Fort Sherman Cemetery and/or those burials which were dis-interred. Haven't heard back as yet.

I am unable to find any listing of the existence of Ira Alanzo Doty on the Veterans Administration website. I seems that his records have truly been lost. Perhaps you know that a devastating fire occurred in 1973 at the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri. Ira's military records and those regarding Fort Sherman may have been lost in that fire; mine were.

I fear that Ira is buried in an unmarked grave somewhere. If he was in an unmarked grave at Fort Sherman Cemetery, he may have been passed up as a civilian burial. In which case he may still be there. The City of Coeur d'Alene has no record of an Ira Doty burial at Forest Cemetery. But then, neither does Fort George Wright Cemetery. Ira could be located at either place, depending on circumstances. In regard to the Find-a-Grave memorial entry for Ira's burial place to speculative, certainly not factual. Unfortunately, other web-based data bases have taken this memorial entry at fact. So as we can see at best this was word of mouth, perhaps passed down by family. If you have any info. please let me know, Thanks, Michael Carroll
Added by michael carroll on Aug 19, 2016 2:00 PM
Re: Hildebrand, Lau and Pakes surnames possibly connected
Hello Karin,

I had noticed that you had posted a photo of Anna Mae Cihacek Baker on Memorial# 36255128. I was attempting to find more pieces of information on the surname of Pakes as someone was requesting that I add information to memorials of individuals in a cemetery I had records for.

Do you know if or how the Pakes may be related to the Lau's and Hildebrand's? I am seeing the surnames of Lau and Hildebrand on Ancestry as well when I am searching for information on individuals of the Pakes Family.

Thank you for any possible information.

Added by Carrie on Mar 26, 2016 7:35 PM
Michael Young
Greetings Karin I was wondering if you could give more details like birthdate or better yet an obit on Sherry ? Mike
Added by Michael Young on Dec 15, 2015 5:15 PM
michael carroll
Ira A. Doty
Ira A. Doty was buried at Fort Sherman Cemetery in Coeur d'Alene. When Fort Sherman was abandoned in 1901, remains were reinterred at Fort George Wright Cemetery; however, no record for Ira has been located.
Do you know where this info. about his remains being moved to Ft. Wright came from?
My step sister stopped and talked to the care taker at Ft. George Wright, he showed her where he thought the remains were buried, but could not be positive. He mentioned that many have come looking to find his grave site too. With DNA, it is possible to I.D. remains. It's time to have his grave I.D. and a grave stone to commemorate his life and service. How to get this done, I have no idea, even harder for me, because i now live in the S.E of the U.S. T/Y Michael Carroll
Added by michael carroll on Oct 25, 2015 1:06 PM
John F. Christians at Greenwood in Astoria
I see you added many wonderful photos of him to his memorial. Today I added his headstone photo.
Best wishes,
Added by Alice on Oct 23, 2015 6:50 PM
michael carroll
Ira A. Doty
My sister was at Ft, Wright, Spokane, Wash. today looking for the grave of (Pvt.) Ira A. Doty, husband of Zulina Root Doty. He was buried at Ft. Sherman and was re interred at Ft, Wright, when they closed it. They lost the paperwork and are not sure where he's buried. The keeper from the Airforce base was there and he took her to where he thought Ira was buried, no Marker for him. F.A.G. has him buried there. I would like to at least see them placing a marker in a area where there is no grave to commemorate his service in the Civil War. Ira was my 3rd Grandfather. Thanks for the work, Michael Carroll
Added by michael carroll on Oct 17, 2015 9:07 PM
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