Ira Jay Jewell

Brief Life History of Ira Jay

When Ira Jay Jewell was born in April 1895, in New York, United States, his father, Elmer Ellsworth Jewell, was 33 and his mother, Esther Anna Shurtleff, was 31. He married Flossie May Hyde on 14 February 1917, in Steuben, New York, United States. He lived in York, York, Livingston, New York, United States in 1910 and Hinsdale, Cattaraugus, New York, United States in 1915. He died on 4 June 1917, in Hornell, Steuben, New York, United States, at the age of 22, and was buried in Hornell, Steuben, New York, United States.

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Ira Jay Jewell
Flossie May Hyde
Marriage: 14 February 1917

Sources (5)

  • Ivy Jewell in household of Elmer Jewell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ira Jay Jewell, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"
  • Ira J Jewell, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1902 · So Much Farm Land

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.

Name Meaning

English (Devon and Cornwall): from an Old Breton personal name, Iudhael, composed of elements meaning ‘lord’ + ‘generous, bountiful’ (see Jewkes ), which was borne by a 7th-century Christian saint, a king of Brittany who abdicated and spent the last part of his life in a monastery. Forms of this name are found in medieval records not only in Devon and Cornwall, where they are of native origin, but also in East Anglia and even Yorkshire, where they were imported by Bretons after the Norman Conquest. The name was seemingly reintroduced from France in the 17th century by Huguenots.

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

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