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Ira A. Lount (1842-?)
Born in Lapeer, Civil War Vet., furniture business in Bay City.

Biography. Added March, 2014.

History of Bay County, Michigan H.R. Page, 1883.


Ira A. Lount was born in Lapeer, Mich., in 1842, and removed with his family to Canada when two years of age. In 1862 he went into the army, enlisting at Lockport in the Twenty-fifth New York Battery. The battery was assigned to the Department of the Gulf of Mexico, where Mr. Lount was selected by Gen. Banks as sergeant of ordinance, serving in that capacity two years, when he was selected as head clerk for Gen. Sherman, and served in that capacity a little over a year. At the close of the war he came to Detroit, where he secured a situation as book-keeper in a wholesale clothing house, remaining there two years, when he went to Davenport, Iowa. He soon thereafter engaged with a Chicago wholesale wooden goods house as traveling agent, and remained with them eight years. In 1875 he built a shingle mill and box factory at State Road Crossing, Bay County, which he operated about three years, when he sold the property. In 1878 he went into the furniture business in Bay City, on Third Street, and erected there in 1881, a handsome brick block, which is one of the largest in the city, and a view of which is given in this work. He manufactures all of his new stock, keeps a large force of men constantly employed, and has the largest establishment of the kind in the State.

Image of Lount Block, located on n.s. of Third, between Water & 5th.

Additional Notes:

    1880 Census, Bay City, Bay, Mich.

  • Lount, Ira A., b. 1842 Mich.
  • Anna M., spouse, b. 1849 Iowa
  • Willie, son, b. 1877, Mich.
  • Harry, son, b. 1873 Ill.

    1886 Directory: Bay City, Mich.

  • Bay City Furniture Manufacturing Co, Inc. 1885. H.P. Merrill, president; W.H. McEwan, secretary; T.E. Webster, treasurer; Ira A. Lount, superintendent.
  • Lount, Ira A., res. 111 Third St.

    1887 - Michigan Births: Bay City, Bay, Mich.

  • Date: Mar. 12, 1877.
  • Williw Lount, son of Ira A. and Anna Lount. 1893 Directory: Bay City, Mich.
  • Lount block, n.s. Third, bet. Water & 5th.

Related Pages/Notes

Related Pages:
Bay Co. Civil War
Webster, Thomas E.
People Referenced
Banks, Gen.
Lount, Anna M. (wife)
Lount, Harry (son)
Lount, Ira A. (subject)
Lount, Willie (son)
McEwan, W.H.
Merril, H.P.
Sherman, Gen.
Webster, T.E.
Subjects Referenced
Bay city, MI
Bay City Furniture
Bay County, MI
Davenport, IO
Detroit, MI
Gulf of Mexico
Lapeer, MI
Lount Block
New York
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