Ira Lafayette Wildman

The following profile was researched and compiled by Candice L. Buchanan and Glenn J. R. T. Toothman III, for

Birth: 28 February 1895 Greene County, Pennsylvania

Parents: John Wildman and Catherine Tustin

Residence at time of enlistment: Sand Rock, Greene County, Pennsylvania

Physical description: Tall, medium build, gray eyes, gray hair

Death: Influenza epidemic, 11 October 1918 Fort Riley, Kansas

Age at death: 23 years old

Last resting place: 23 October 1918 Pleasant Hill Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery (a/k/a Rice's Cemetery), Gilmore Township, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States

Military rank: Serial No. 3012355. Private. Company F, 210th Engineer Corps.

Additional information:

Ira was working on his father's farm in Gilmore Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania, when he left to join the military. He was inducted at Waynesburg on 31 July 1918.


  • "Ira L. Wildman Dies in Army Camp" article, Waynesburg Republican, Waynesburg, Pennsylvania, 24 October 1918.
  • Pleasant Hill Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery (a/k/a Rice's Cemetery) (Gilmore Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania), Ira Lafayette Wildman tombstone; personally read and photographed by Candice Buchanan and Glenn Toothman, 2018.
  • United States, World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918," digital images, ( : accessed 8 July 2018), Ira Lafayette Wildman draft card, serial no. 872, Local Draft Board, Gilmore Township, Greene County, Pennsylvania; citing National Archives microfilm publication M1509, FHL roll 1892940.
  • "WWI Veterans Service and Compensation Files, 1917-1919, 1934-1948," digital images, ( : accessed 8 July 2018), Ira Lafayette Wildman file (no application for compensation submitted); citing World War I Veterans Service and Compensation File, 1934–1948 (RG 19, Series 19.91), Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC), Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.