You are right about Laura, she passed away in late 1920s or early 1930s. Ira then married Rena Maude Brown of Forties Settlement, NS in 1932. There were no children in his first marriage and a daughter (adopted) in his second. His second wife died March 29, 1945 in Chester Basin NS. He passed away a few years later and the daughter, Elizabeth Joyce, was raised by Rena's brother, George and his wife.