Ira Dayger

Male21 September 1819–7 May 1887

Brief Life History of Ira

When Ira Dayger was born on 21 September 1819, in Herkimer, Herkimer, New York, United States, his father, Christian Dayger, was 27 and his mother, Susanna Kilts, was 37. He married Lucinda Keller in 1852, in Herkimer, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 7 May 1887, in Richfield, Otsego, New York, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Richfield, Otsego, New York, United States.

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Ira Dayger
Lucinda Keller
Marriage: 1852
Anna A Dayger
William H Dayger

Sources (7)

  • Ira Dager in household of Cristial Dager, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ira Dayger, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ira Dayger, "New York State Census, 1875"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1852Herkimer, New York, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (7)

    1820 · Making States Equal

    Age 1

    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    Age 8

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.


    Age 27

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English (Lancashire):

    nickname from Middle English daggere, daggar, daggard ‘dagger’. Compare Dagg , Daggett . The origin of the English word dagger is uncertain.

    (of Norman origin): from a pet form of the Old French personal name Dague (ancient Germanic Dago) + the suffix -ard.

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

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