A brief biography of Ira R.Afflerbaugh is included in "Montana, Its Story and Biography", Vol 3, page 872.
Ira R. Afflerbaugh, born 16 Feb 1877,was the son of N.W. and Leah (Erb) Afflerbaugh.I.R. was educated in Nebraska.He located on a farm near LaSalle, MT, where he engaged in farming and stock raising.Subsequently moved to Polson, MT, where he became the proprietor of the Polson Packing Co.
In Nebraska, Ira married Miss Dora Steiger, a native of Illinois, but grew up and was educated in Nebraska.She was the daughter of Jacob and Sophie (Snyder) Steiger.