Ira Lee Eskridge

15 July 1878–April 1965 (Age 86)
Tangier, Accomack, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Ira Lee

When Ira Lee Eskridge was born on 15 July 1878, in Tangier, Accomack, Virginia, United States, his father, Mahlon A Eskridge, was 25 and his mother, Ester Jane Dize, was 28. He married Bertha Estelle Crockett on 24 December 1902. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Accomack, Virginia, United States in 1878 and Lee District, Accomack, Virginia, United States for about 60 years. He died in April 1965, in Tangier, Accomack, Virginia, United States, at the age of 86.

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Ira Lee Eskridge
Bertha Estelle Crockett
Marriage: 24 December 1902
Warren R Eskridge
William Thomas Eskridge

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  • Marriage
    24 December 1902
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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield
    Age 3
    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
    1894 · Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument
    Age 16
    On May 30, 18944 the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors’ Monument was unveiled. It is 73 feet high and over looks Libby Hill Park. the statue represents the 13 Confederate States.
    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley
    Age 23
    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name, probably from Eskrigg in Cumbria orEskrigge in Lancashire.

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

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    Sources (19)

    • Ira L Eskridge, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
    • Ira Escridge in household of Hahlon Escridge, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Ira Lee Eskridge, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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