Ira Stevens

30 October 1855–16 September 1944 (Age 88)
Appanoose, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ira

When Ira Stevens was born on 30 October 1855, in Appanoose, Iowa, United States, his father, Fredrick Adolphus Stevens, was 37 and his mother, Sally Ann Kirby, was 31. He married Mary Jane Hayes on 6 August 1880, in United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1935 and Blue Township, Jackson, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 16 September 1944, in Independence, Jackson, Missouri, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Centerville, Appanoose, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ira Stevens
Mary Jane Hayes
Marriage: 6 August 1880
Ada May Stevens
Sylvin Stevens
Orpha Stevens
William Fabion Stevens
Raymond Stevens
Adlia Stevens
Earl S Stevens
Edna Stevens
Audrey Stevens

Spouse and Children

6 August 1880
United States


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World Events (8)

1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 2

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Age 8

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 26

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.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Steven . It is also found in this spelling as a Dutch and North German name, and as an Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish name, as well as cognate names in other European languages such as Stefan and Steffen and their derivatives.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ira Stevens, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Orra Stephens in household of Dolpheus Stephens, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Ira Stevens in household of F A Stevens, "United States Census, 1860"

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