Ira D Emerson Head

5 May 1894–26 September 1964 (Age 70)
Purdin, Linn, Missouri, United States

The Life of Ira D Emerson

When Ira D Emerson Head was born on 5 May 1894, in Purdin, Linn, Missouri, United States, his father, William Elkanah Head, was 23 and his mother, Martha Elizabeth Hubbard, was 22. He married Beulah Fern Stone on 25 October 1914, in Linn, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Chariton, Missouri, United States in 1935 and Parson Creek Township, Linn, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 26 September 1964, at the age of 70, and was buried in Brookfield, Linn, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ira D Emerson Head
Beulah Fern Stone
Marriage: 25 October 1914
Eleanor Dee Head
Noble Glen Head
Jay C Head
Forrest Dale Head

Spouse and Children

25 October 1914
Linn, Missouri, United States


Parents and Siblings





    Clementine Vietta Head


    Katie May Head


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.
1897 · Beginnings of Kmart

Age 3

Detroit was the home of the second dime and nickel stores that S. S. Kresge owned. After two years with John McCrory, his partner, he traded his share in the Memphis store, plus $3,000, for full ownership of the Detroit store and formed the Kresge & Wilson Company with his brother-in-law, Charles J. Wilson. In 1962, the S. S. Kresge Company would rebrand and change their name to Kmart.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 19

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

Name Meaning

English (chiefly Kent): from Middle English heved ‘head’, applied as a nickname for someone with some peculiarity or disproportion of the head, or a topographic name for someone who lived on a hill or at the head of a stream or valley. This surname has long been established in Ireland.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Emerson Head, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Emerson I Head, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Emerson Head, "United States Census, 1920"

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