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Ira Larry Neal

Posted 2018-06-01 by Judy Wight Branson
Prescott Evening Courier, Prescott, Arizona
Thursday, April 18, 1929, page 7, column 6

Ira Neal Dies Of Pneumonia

Ira Neal, who had been staying at the home of Dr. J. W. Osburn in
Miller Valley for some time, died there at 3:15 o'clock this

He was 18 years old, and the son of the late Robert G. Neal and Mrs.
Mamie Neal. His mother and sister arrived here last night from

Ira Neal's parents were born in Texas and came to Arizona in 1902.
His father died her on April 20, 1920, and was buried at Citizen's
cemetery, where the son, also, will be buried. Funeral arrangements
have not yet been completed.

On April 3, the boy contracted a cold, which developed into
influenza, and later into double pneumonia, which caused his death.

Ira Neal was well known in sport circles throughout Arizona, having
been a featherweight and a bantam weight fighter during the last two
years. He was a clever boxer, taking the aggressive part in every
fight, and a great favorite of the fight fans.


Prescott Evening Courier, Prescott, Arizona
Friday, April 19, 1929, page 1, column 7

Young Neal Burial to Take Place On Sunday

Funeral services for Ira Larry Neal, 18 year old Prescott
bantamweight boxer, Who died early yesterday morning, will take
place at 2 o'clock Sunday afternoon from the Lester Ruffner chapel
on South Cortez street, Dr. J. W. Osburn, young Neal's guardian,
announced today.

The Rev. F. B. Nickerson of the Christian church will read the
service and the Christian choir will sing.

Burial will follow at the Citizens' cemetery, near Whipple, but
certain detail, incidental to it have not been completed as yet, Dr.
Osburn said.

Transcriber's note: Ira is buried in an unmarked grave at the
Citizen's Cemetery in Prescott, Arizona.

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