|Ira David Sankey (1840-1908) was an American Gospel singer and composer of music for such hymns as "Faith Is the Victory," "Trusting Jesus," "Under His Wings," and "The Ninety and Nine." Associate with D. L. Moody in evangelistic work in the U.S. and abroad as solo singer/music director.|
Marriage and Family:
Ira Sankey married Fanny V. Edwards, one of his choir members, September 9, 1863. They had three sons: Henry, the oldest, John Edward, and I. Allan (Ira Allan), the youngest.