There are 3 marriages for Ira C. Alderman in Kanawha County, WV.I recently was researching my Cook family and found these marriages.There is an excellent web site for WV vital statistics - West Virginia History and Archives - look for Vital Records. Ira married Mary Catherine Cotter (listed as Mattie on the marriage license) in 1890 - he is listed as 20, she 16. Minnie Alice was born in April 4, 1894 to Ira C and Mary Catherine Alderman - the birth is registered in Kanawha County.According to the 1990 census John was born about 1892. Ira C married Alice J. Cook in 1898 so it appears that Mary died prior to that date. Ira and Alice are both 28 years old at the time of their marriage.I have not yet found a death certificate for Alice but someone on the forum has reported she died about 1919. In 1927, Ira is a 59 year old widower when he married Annie Bell Franklin, also listed as a widow.They were also married in Kanawha County, WV. Mary Catherine Cotter was the daughter of James Cotter and Sarah Cook.Alice J. Cook is Sarah's younger sister so it appears that Ira and Mary were only married 6 or 7 years - he was widowed very early with young children and then married his wife's aunt Alice. I am not descended from this couple - my ancestor wasa brother to Sarah and Alice.Imet Ira Alderman about 1953 - I was a young child at the time and only recently learned how he was related to my family.