Ira Earl Ingalls

30 June 1881–18 December 1954 (Age 73)
New Hartford, Butler, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ira Earl

When Ira Earl Ingalls was born on 30 June 1881, in New Hartford, Butler, Iowa, United States, his father, Ira Worthen Ingalls, was 43 and his mother, Anna Elizabeth Parthemore, was 36. He married Grace Annabell Geiger on 20 March 1907, in Parkersburg, Butler, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Beaver Township, Butler, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Black Hawk, Iowa, United States in 1915. He died on 18 December 1954, in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Westview Cemetery, La Porte City, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States.

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Ira Earl Ingalls
Grace Annabell Geiger
Marriage: 20 March 1907
Mae Ellen Ingalls
Vesta Vivian Ingalls
Donald Earl Ingalls
Evelyn Pearl Ingalls

Spouse and Children


    Grace Annabell Geiger


20 March 1907
Parkersburg, Butler, Iowa, United States




    Donald Earl Ingalls


    Evelyn Pearl Ingalls


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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1884 · There is now a Capital Building

Age 3

The capitol building in Des Moines originally had a budget of $1,500,000 but complications arose because of the need of a redesign. The building was dedicated on January 17, 1884, but it wasn’t completed until 1886. On January 4, 1904, a fire started and swept through the areas that housed the Supreme Court and Iowa House of Representatives. A major restoration was performed and documented, with the addition of electrical lighting, elevators, and a telephone system. By the early 1980s, the sandstone exterior of the Capitol had started deteriorating and prompted the installation of canopies to protect pedestrians from falling rubble. The entire reconstruction process took around 18 years to complete.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 20

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the Anglo-Scandinavian personal name Ingell, Old Norse Ingjaldr ( see Ingle ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Earl V Ingalls in household of Ira W Ingalls, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Earl Ingalls, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Ira E Ingalls in household of Ira Ingalls, "Iowa State Census, 1885"

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