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Erie Cemetery History Project

Ira Fadden (1821-1906)
Lucinda (Patterson) Fadden (1828-1908)

Ira Fadden was born on Aug. 30, 1821, in Clarenceville, Quebec, Canada.

Lucinda Patterson was born in Clarenceville on Feb. 26, 1828. She was married to Mr. Fadden on Dec. 31, 1846, in Clarenceville.

The Faddens were pioneers and cleared heavy timberland, developing the region in which they lived.

To this union were born 12 children, six boys and six girls. One son died in infancy. The oldest son, George, came to Sterling, IL, in 1868. He was later followed by three brothers who settled in Whiteside County. The youngest son, Charles, brought his parents and youngest sister, Gertrude, to Illinois in about 1889.

Ira Fadden farmed for about 17 years. They spent their remaining years in the home of Charles Fadden in Prophetstown. They celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary on Dec. 31, 1896.

Mr. Fadden died on Oct. 13, 1906, and his wife died Feb. 18, 1908.

(Information of Audrey Cocking)