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O. L.. BASKIN S CO., HISTORICAL PUBLISHERS, CHICAGO, ILL.
IRA VOUGHT, wagon-maker. Delaware. Among the leading business men of the little hamlet of Stratford may be mentioned Mr. Ira Vought, who was born in Greenwich Co., N. J., in 1847 ; in 1853, he came West with his parents, and located in Delaware Co.; part of his school days were spent in the stone schoolhouse where his wagon works are now located; he came to Delaware, and learned the trade of carpenter, which he followed until he drifted into his present trade as wagon-maker, working in different parts of the country. He is a practical worker, as one may judge by entering his cozy shop, where he is prepared to do all kinds of wagon woodwork at reasonable prices. Mr. Vought was a soldier in the late civil war, enlisting in the 48th O. V. I., Co. B, and did good service; he participated in the battle of Blakely, the last fought during the war, and was honorably mustered out. In 1879, he commenced his present business in Stratford, where he is meeting with good success.