Irwin Bacon is a native of Portage County, Ohio, and was born January 19, 1843. His father was a native of Connecticut, and his mother, of Ohio. His parents came to Daviess County in 1848, when he was five years of age, and settled on a farm, where he remained until 1861, when he enlisted in Company G, Thirty-third Regiment Enrolled Missouri State Militia, and was on duty at intervals during the war and participated in several noted engagements. At the close of the war he returned to his home and engaged in farming until 1870, and has been a resident of Daviess County since that time, his attention being given chiefly to farming.
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Mr. Bacon was married, in 1870, to Miss Phoebe Norton, a native of Ohio, born August 9, 1850. She died three years after her marriage, leaving one child, Luellen E., since deceased. Mr. Bacon was married, December 30, 1875, to Miss Fanny Crall, a native of Ohio, and daughter of David Crall, now a resident of Colfax Township, but formerly of Pennsylvania. Two children have been born to them George E., deceased, and. Clarence.