Ira Milton Bay

20 February 1891–6 July 1974 (Age 83)
Junction, Piute, Utah, United States

The Life Summary of Ira Milton

When Ira Milton Bay was born on 20 February 1891, in Junction, Piute, Utah, United States, his father, James Willard Bay Jr, was 35 and his mother, Mary Eva LeBaron, was 23. He married Josie Marguerite Barnson on 1 May 1919, in Junction, Piute, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He lived in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States for about 5 years. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 6 July 1974, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Larkin Sunset Gardens, Sandy, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ira Milton Bay
Josie Marguerite Barnson
Marriage: 1 May 1919
Madeline Sprague
Dawn Bay
Francis McMurrin Bay
Anna Dee Bay
Jo Iris Bay

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 May 1919Junction, Piute, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
    Age 5
    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.
    1896 · Utah becomes a state
    Age 5
    After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
    1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment
    Age 22
    The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

    Name Meaning

    English, French, and Walloon: nickname for someone with chestnut or auburn hair, from Middle English, Old French bay, bai ‘reddish brown’ (from Latin badius, used originally of horses).English: from the Middle English personal name Baye, Old English Bēaga (masculine) or Bēage (feminine), both from bēag ‘ring’.English: topographic name from Middle English bei ‘ring, bend’ (Old English bēag), used topographically for features such as river-bends.

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

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    Story Highlight

    A Practical Man

    Earl did not have his head in the clouds. Once he was laying concrete blocks for the walls of a new factory building to start up Bay-Way Venetian blinds (partnering with his brother Ira) and stood on …

    Sources (28)

    • Iva Wilton Bay in household of Mary Eva Le Baron Bay, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • Ira M Bay, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • I M Bay in entry for Francis McMurrin Bay, "California, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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