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Ireland, Elwin A., 1846-1898



  • Existence: 1846-1898

biographical statement

Elwin A. Ireland (1846-1898) was a United States marshal and businessman in Utah.

Elwin A. Ireland was born in 1846 in Penobscot, Maine to Osbert A. Ireland and Sally Dorothy Elliot. During the Civil War he served in the Union Army as a private in Company H, Regular Army 17th Infantry Regiment. On December 25, 1867 he married Agnes Dow Goodwin, and together they had three children. He then worked as a customs clerk in New York under Chester Arthur. After Arthur became president, Ireland was appointed as a U.S. marshal in Utah, where he served from April 1882 until October 1886. He afterwards became involved in livestock business in the region. In February 1898 he joined Klondike Gold Rush, but died on May 18, 1898 in Alaska of edema.

Citation, via WWW, Mar. 19, 2013 (Elwin A. Ireland; born 1846 in Penobscot, Me.; parents, Osbert A. Ireland and Sally Dorothy Elliot; died May 18, 1898 in Alaska; served in Union Army during Civil War, private, Company H, Regular Army 17th Infantry Regiment; m. Dec. 25, 1867 in Cambridge, Mass. to Agnes Dow Goodwin, three children; worked as a customs clerk in N.Y. under Chester Arthur; appointed U.S. Marshal in Utah in Apr. 1882, served until Oct. 1886; involved in livestock business; joined Alaska gold rush in Feb. 1898; died of dropsy)

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Elwin A. Ireland land indenture

 Digital Record
Identifier: MSS1162

Elwin A. Ireland land indenture

 Item — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 1162
Scope and Contents Handwritten land indenture dated December 21, 1883. The item records a public auction by Elwin A. Ireland to sell property owned by Samuel Jones in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Catharine Davis for $139.80. The manuscript was signed by Ireland.