My grandfather is Williard Jayce Gire, your grandmothers brother. Your grandmothers patents were Joseph Selby Gire and Minnie Ellen Lewis.
Jospeh Selby Gire: Born-1 Jul 1863 ,Wayne Co,Ohio..Died- 29 Dec 1924 Fairfield, Iowa..Married- 15 Mar 1887, Van Buren Co, Iowa.
Minnie Ellen Lewis: Born- 23 Nov 1868,,Iowa..Died- 6 Jun 1931,Fairfield, Iowa..
Parents of Joseph Selby Gire: Gabriel M Gire: Born abt 1829,,Ohio...Died abt 1913,,Iowa...Married abt 1853 to Elizabeth A. Mathews: Born 19 Oct 1828,,Ohio...Died 17 May 1880,,Iowa and buried Winchester Cemetary, Iowa
Parents of Minnie Ellen Lewis: William Edward A. Lewis: Born 12 May 1828,Champange,,CO..Died 10 Nov 1895 place unknown Margaret Penn: Born 17 Sep 1840, Champange,,CO...Died 1925,Harding,South Dakota
I have just started investigating family history. I have children listed for Gabriel & Elizabeth Gire (6), and William & Margaret Lewis (12). I am still researching dates for their births, etc. I can send you a ged.com file when I have it more complete. By the way you list Ida sister as Glendenna but I have her as Medena Larue. Was one or the other name a nickname? So what is our relation if our grandparents were siblings?