Ira Jay Webster

26 November 1894–12 January 1985 (Age 90)
Casco Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States

The Life of Ira Jay

When Ira Jay Webster was born on 26 November 1894, in Casco Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States, his father, William Merrill Webster, was 36 and his mother, Cherrie Carrie Cooper, was 28. He married Mabel Helen Jensen on 5 June 1918, in Van Buren, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in South Haven, Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1920 and Columbia Township, Van Buren, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 12 January 1985, in St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Lake View Cemetery, South Haven, Van Buren, Michigan, United States.

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Ira Jay Webster
Mabel Helen Jensen
Marriage: 5 June 1918
Vernon William Webster
Donald Merrill Webster

Spouse and Children


    Mabel Helen Jensen


5 June 1918
Van Buren, Michigan, United States


    Vernon William Webster


    Donald Merrill Webster


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1903 · Ford Motor Company

Age 9

"Henry Ford built his first gasoline-powered vehicle, named the Quadricycle, in 1896, at his home in Detroit. Ford sold the Quadricycle for $200 and used the money to build a second car. In 1901, Ford raced his car ""Sweepstakes"" against Alexander Winton and won. The victory resulted in publicity for Ford which allowed him to gain investors for his new company, Ford Motor Company. The first Model A was sold on July 23, 1903, and the company was incorporated on November 13, 1903."
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Yorkshire, Lancashire, and the Midlands) and Scottish: occupational name for a weaver, early Middle English webber, agent derivative of Webb .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Ira J Webster, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ira J Webster, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ira J Webster in household of Wm M Webster, "United States Census, 1900"

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