Ira Clayton Headley

14 July 1903–14 October 1986 (Age 83)
Blythedale, Harrison, Missouri, United States

The Life of Ira Clayton

When Ira Clayton Headley was born on 14 July 1903, in Blythedale, Harrison, Missouri, United States, his father, William Ellis Headley, was 32 and his mother, Emma L Harris, was 22. He married Leola Wilhemina Renken on 20 July 1925. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Kit Carson, Colorado, United States for about 5 years and Kelly Township, Cooper, Missouri, United States in 1940. He died on 14 October 1986, at the age of 83, and was buried in Evergreen Cemetery, Emporia, Lyon, Kansas, United States.

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Ira Clayton Headley
Leola Wilhemina Renken
Marriage: 20 July 1925
Arline Jackqueline Headley

Spouse and Children


    Leola Wilhemina Renken


20 July 1925


    Arline Jackqueline Headley


Parents and Siblings

    William Ellis Headley


    Emma L Harris




    Anita B Headley



    Catherine C Headley


World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1909 · Garden of the Gods Park

Age 6

In 1879, railroad tycoon, Charles Elliott Perkins bought 240 acres whrere The Garden of the Gods is located, and planned to use it as a summer home. Perkins died in 1907 before he could establish it as a public park. Perkin's children donated the now 480 acres to the city of Colorado Springs, to become a public park.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English:1. habitational name from any of various places, for example in Hampshire, Surrey, Worcestershire, and West Yorkshire, so called from Old English hǣð ‘heathland’, ‘heather’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’. 2. variant spelling of Hedley .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ira C Headley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ira C Headley, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ira Hammond in household of E C Hammond, "United States Census, 1910"

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