Ira Clinton Welborn1,2

M, #840, b. 13 February 1874, d. 13 July 1956
Last Edited=12 Jul 2014
Ira Clinton Welborn, photo from Find A Grave, Originally Created by: grave hunter, Record added: Dec 20, 2002, Find A Grave Memorial# 7025006.
     Ira Clinton Welborn, son of James Lawrence Welborn and Tabitha Welch, was born on 13 February 1874 at Mico (now Shady Grove), Jones County, Mississippi.1 Ira Clinton Welborn was the son of James Lawrence Welborn and Tabitha Welch.1

Ira Clinton Welborn appeared on the United States census of 1880 in the household of James Lawrence Welborn at Jones County, Mississippi.3

In the Paulding newspaper Wednesday, May 30, 1894:

     "Ira C. Welborne of Mico was successful in the West Point Cadet examination."

He graduated from West Point in 1898, the year the Spanish American War began.4

Ira Clinton Welborn began military service on 1 September 1894. He served in the Spanish American War and was the recipient of the Medal of Honor..5,6

In 1900, Ira Clinton Welborn appeared on the United States Census, at Company D, 9th Infantry, Phillipine Islands. He is a 1st Lieutenant.7

Ira Clinton Welborn married Margaret Sayles Kilbourne on 24 July 1901 at Manilla, Philippines.1

In the Paulding newspaper Thursday, February 20, 1908:

     Captain Ira C. Welborn has been removed as commandant of the A. & M. College.4

On 22 July 1910, Ira Clinton Welborn appeared on the United States Census, at Warwick Barracks, Cebu, Phillipine Islands. He was a Captain.8

On 15 January 1920, Ira Clinton Welborn appeared on the United States Census, at Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas.9

On 7 April 1930, Ira Clinton Welborn appeared on the United States Census, at Schofield Barracks, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii Territory. He was stationed in Hawaii without the presence of his wife.10

Ira Clinton Welborn appeared on the United States census of 26 April 1940 in the household of Grace Hardy at Gulfport, Harrison County, Mississippi.11

Ira Clinton Welborn died on 13 July 1956 at VA Hospital, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi, at age 82.1

Obituary from The Daily Harold (Biloxi, MS) dated July 14, 1956, p. 2:
     "Col. Ira C. Welborn, 82, born in Laurel in 1874, died at the Biloxi VA Hospital Friday at 7 p.m.

     He retired in 1932 after an Army career and had lived on the Coast with his niece, Mrs. Grace Moss, Longbeach, since his retirement.

     He graduated at West Point Military Academy in 1898 and went directly to Santiago, Cuba, during the Spanish American War, where he received the Congressional Medal of Honor. He also held a distinguished service medal.

     He was commandant at Mississippi A&M, and an honor graduate of the Army School of the line in 1916. From 1918 to 1920 he was with the tank corps in Washington, during which time President Dwight D. Eisenhower was on his staff as a major.

     His foreign service included Cuba, Philippines, Philippines Occupation Forces, and China.

     Col Welborn is survived by two sons, Col. John C. Welborn, active duty at Fort Knox, KY, and James L. Welborn of Houston, Texas; two sisters, Mrs. Idell Curry of Laurel, and Mrs. Rosa Hardy of Long Beach; two nieces on the coast, Mrs. F. M. James, Mississippi City and Mrs. Grace Moss, Long Beach.

     Funeral services will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the VA Center Chapel, Biloxi, with full military honors."

On May 30, 1994 there was a ceremony at the grave of Col. Ira C. Welborn to dedicate his Medal of Honor tombstone. Maj. General Livingston and Senator Thad Cochren were the speakers.

Ira C. Welborn received the Medal of Honor during the Spanish American War. 9th Inf., Reg. He earned the Medal of Honor on July 2, 1898 at Santiago, Cuba. His Serivce # is 603 16546701. He graduated from West Point in the calss of April 1898.

For descendents of Ira Welborn and Margaret Kilbourne, see "Descendents of Aaron Welborn and Lucy Stevenson Welborn" by Monroe and Lanora Houston.1 and was buried on 16 July 1956 at Biloxi National Cemetery, Section 12 Row 4 Site 12, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi.1,6,12

Children of Ira Clinton Welborn and Margaret Sayles Kilbourne

Citations

  1. [S43] W. Monroe and Lanora Houston, Descendents of Aaron Welborn c 1798 - Sep 18 1858 and Lucy Stevenson Welborn c 1797 - c 1879 (11 Welborn Drive, Laurel, MS 39440 601-428-0087, e-mail address: Self Published, 1992). Hereinafter cited as Descendents of Aaron Welborn.
  2. [S437] Carl H. Welborn, "Correspondence with Carl H. Welborn, Jr. Regarding the Welborn Family," (author E-Mail address private) at e-mail address, to this researcher, August 2009, The rank, Col. comes from this source.. Hereinafter cited as "Correspondence - Carl H. Welborn Jr."
  3. [S35] 1880 United States Census, population schedule, Jones County, Mississippi, p. 310, house 136.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  4. [S115] Jean and Edwards, Patricia N. Strickland, compiler, Jasper County, Mississippi, Paulding Newspaper Items (Moss Point, Mississippi: Ben Strickland, 1997). Hereinafter cited as Jasper County Newspaper Items.
  5. [S36] Newspaper Obituary, unknown newspaper photocopy or digital copy is in the personal records of this researcher, Florence, Pinal County, Arizona.
  6. [S229] U.S. Veterans Cemeteries, ca. 1800-2004 (Original data: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator), online Ancestry.com. Hereinafter cited as U.S. Veterans Cemeteries.
  7. [S1] 1900 United States Census, population schedule, Company D, 9th Infantry, Schedule 1, Military and Naval Population, Phillipine Islands, stamped page 387 A, line 4.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  8. [S2] 1910 United States Census, population schedule, 9th Infantry, Warwick Barracks, Cebu, Phillippines, Enumeration District 250, stamped page 171, line 9.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  9. [S3] 1920 United States Census, population schedule, U. S. Military Reservation, Fort Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, Supervisor's District 101, Enumeration District 95, sheet 20 A, line 76.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  10. [S120] 1930 United States Census, population schedule, U. S. Army Reservation, Schofield Barracks, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii Territories, Enumeration District 113, Representative District 5, Precinct 7, sheet 9B, line 59.; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  11. [S480] 1940 United States Census, population schedule, Beat 2, Gulfport Ward 2, Harrison County, Mississippi, Supervisor's District 6, Enumeration District 24-23, sheet 9B; digital image by subscription, The Generations Network (http://www.ancestry.com); from the National Archives microfilm. A printed copy is in the personal records of this researcher.
  12. [S451] Headstone and Cemetery Collection, Maintained by: Find A Grave, Originally Created by: grave hunter, Record added: Dec 20, 2002, Find A Grave Memorial# 7025006., Findagrave.com.
  13. [S437] Carl H. Welborn, "Correspondence with Carl H. Welborn, Jr. Regarding the Welborn Family," (author E-Mail address private) at e-mail address, to this researcher, August 2009. Hereinafter cited as "Correspondence - Carl H. Welborn Jr."