Ira Grover Wimsett

18 February 1878–28 December 1955 (Age 77)
Scottland, Edgar, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ira Grover

When Ira Grover Wimsett was born on 18 February 1878, in Scottland, Edgar, Illinois, United States, his father, Joseph Morris Wimsett, was 20 and his mother, America Ann Nichols, was 20. He married Laura B. Hood in Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Winfield, Cowley, Kansas, United States in 1920 and Wellington, Sumner, Kansas, United States in 1930. He died on 28 December 1955, in Dana, Helt Township, Vermillion, Indiana, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Edgar, Illinois, United States.

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Ira Grover Wimsett
Laura B. Hood
Paul H. Wimsett

Spouse and Children

Indiana, United States


    Paul H. Wimsett


Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Morris Wimsett


    America Ann Nichols




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.
1881 · Kansas Prohibits Alcoholic Beverages

Age 3

Kansas became the first state to adopt a constitutional amendment which prohibited all alcoholic beverages on February 19, 1881.
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 22

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English (Kent): unexplained.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • I G Wimsett, "Kansas State Census, 1925"
  • I G Wimsett, "United States Census, 1930"
  • J G Wimsett, "United States Census, 1920"

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