Ira Clayton Sax

1892–1955 (Age 63)
Routt, Colorado, United States

The Life of Ira Clayton

When Ira Clayton Sax was born on 27 February 1892, in Routt, Colorado, United States, his father, Edward Clayton SAX, was 41 and his mother, Rozena Ellen Dawson, was 30. He married Mary Elizabeth Ashcroft on 1 June 1921, in Collbran, Mesa, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Grand, Utah, United States in 1935 and Metaline Falls Election Precinct, Pend Oreille, Washington, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 23 March 1955, in Spokane, Spokane, Washington, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Ione, Pend Oreille, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ira Clayton Sax
Mary Elizabeth Ashcroft
Marriage: 1 June 1921
Conrad Edward Saxe
Robert Saxe
Glen Maurice Saxe

Spouse & Children

1 June 1921
Collbran, Mesa, Colorado, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Male1850–1933Male

  • Rozena Ellen Dawson




  • Female1885–1958Female

  • Male1892–1955Male

  • Edgar R Sax


  • Josephine Sax


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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 4

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition. This condition was that the new state rewrite their constitution to say that all forms of polygamy were banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 17

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

1 South German: variant of Sachs 1.2 Dutch: variant of Sas 1 and 3.3 English: from an Old Norse personal name, Saxi meaning ‘sword’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ira Sax in household of Edward G Sax, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Ira C Sax in household of Orville L Dawson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Ira Saxe in household of Edward C Saxe, "United States Census, 1920"

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