Ira Ware Fenley

28 November 1930–1 June 2014 (Age 83)
San Augustine, Texas, United States

The Life of Ira Ware

When Ira Ware Fenley was born on 28 November 1930, in San Augustine, Texas, United States, his father, Ira Fenley, was 23 and his mother, Effie Mae Ware, was 15. He lived in Justice Precinct 6, San Augustine, Texas, United States in 1940. He died on 1 June 2014, in Center, Shelby, Texas, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Center, Shelby, Texas, United States.

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Ira Fenley
Effie Mae Ware
Ira Ware Fenley
Dewey Eugene Fenley

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World Events (8)


Age 1

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1949 · 1950s Texas Drought

Age 19

One of most intense, costly, and devastating droughts ever recorded in the state of Texas. The entire state was in a state of drought by the summer of 1951. Less than 30-50% of the normal rainfall was received during this period. The state was plagued with dust storms similar to those from the infamous Dust Bowl. The drought ended in a destructive manner throughout 1957; storms, hail, tornadoes, and deadly floods.
1954 · Right to Serve on Juries

Age 24

In 1954, women finally won the right to serve on juries.

Name Meaning

1 English: perhaps a variant spelling of Scottish Finley .2 Possibly a respelling of South German Fähnle, an occupational name for an ensign bearer, from a diminutive of Middle High German van(e) ‘flag’, ‘banner’ (from Old High German fano ‘cloth’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ira W Fenley in household of Merlene Fountain, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ira Ware Finley, "Texas, Birth Certificates, 1903-1935"
  • Ira Ware Fenley in entry for Jimmy Eugene Fenley, "Texas, Birth Index, 1903-1997"

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