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Robert Livingston "Liv" Ireland, Jr
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Birth: Feb. 1, 1895
Bratenahl
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 21, 1981
Cleveland
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA

Son of Robert L Ireland, Sr and his wife Kate Benedict Hanna.

Widower of Margaret Allen Ireland.

Died of bone cancer.


He attended University School in Shaker Heights, Ohio and went on to prepare for college at The Taft School in Watertown, Connecticut. Ireland graduated from Asheville School in North Carolina in 1914. From 1914-1915 he also attended Phillips Andover Academy followed by studying mining engineering at Yale University. Ireland left Yale during World War I and enlisted in the Naval Reserve Flying Corps.

Ireland was a colorful, prominent Cleveland business executive, having a long career with the M.A. Hanna Company founded by his Grandfather, Howard Melville Hanna. He also had a long run with Consolidation Coal Company. From 1920-1924, Ireland worked for Susquehanna Collieries Company, a subsidiary of Hanna Coal Company in Pennsylvania. In 1924, Ireland returned to Cleveland in and became an assistant to the general manager of SCC. He worked his way up in Hanna Coal and became manager in 1929 followed by president in 1931. When Consolidation Coal Company purchased Hanna Coal, Ireland became chairman of the executive committee followed by vice-chairman of the board of directors. Ireland then retired in 1966.

He was an active civic leader and active in politics serving on the board of directors of several organizations. He financially supported all the arts but disliked opera and classical music. His first wife and daughter Louise were great Opera enthusiasts. They promoted and supported the Metropolitan Opera's annual tour visit to Cleveland where Liv played to role of announcer bouncer at a high society reception before the opera. A few minute prior to the start of the opera he would proceed through the reception with a loud noise maker telling everyone to head up to the auditorium. When the group had departed, he would retreat to a small office and work. He was a prominent figure in the local and state Republican Party and through his friend, Governor Jim Rhodes, funding was approved for The Ireland Cancer Center at University Hospitals in his memory.[1]

Active in civic affairs, Mr. Ireland served as president of the board of trustees of the Hawken School, Cleveland, and as a trustee of St. Timothy's School, Baltimore, Md. He was a member of the finance committee of the Day Nursery Association, chairman of the investment committee of the Visiting Nurse Association, and a member of the advisory committee on investments of the Benjamin Rose Institute, all in Cleveland. Additionally, he was a member of the board of governors of Western Reserve University, a trustee of the Cleveland Zoological Society, and chairman of the finance committee of the University Hospitals in Cleveland.

Ireland was an avid sportsman and with close friend David S. Ingalls and the two co-owned two quail hunting plantations, Ring Oak Plantation and Foshalee Plantation in Leon County, Florida north of Tallahassee. Ireland and Ingalls later divided the plantations with Ireland taking full ownership of Foshallee.

Ireland was a sailing enthusiast with a series of boats named Pandora (I - IV) in which he cruised the east coast of the United States and the Bahamas from his residence in Pemaquid Harbor, Maine, and Nassau Harbor Club, Bahamas. He was a member of the Cruising Club of America and competed in the Bermuda Race many times. While in the Bahamas his local guide was Vivian Alvin (Old Pot)Pinder of Spanish Wells, reputed to be the greatest spear fisherman in the Bahamas.

Ireland married Margaret Allen Hanna in 1918 and together had four children: Mrs. Louise Humphrey, R. Livingston III, Melville H., and Kate Ireland. Margaret died October 22, 1961. He then married, Mrs. Louise Ireland Grimes in 1967. They had no children. Ireland died April 21, 1981, and is buried in Lake View Cemetery.

1910 Census Bratenahl, Cuyahoga, Ohio, Microfilm: T624_1164 pg 9a Enumeration Dist:4 Image#731
Name Age
Robert L Ireland 42 Head W CT NY NY
Kate K Ireland 38 Wife W OH OH OH
Livingstone R Ireland 15 Son W OH CT OH
Elizabeth Ireland 12 Dau W OH CT OH
Rose M Brochier 23 Servant W France
Clemence Bouchier 24 Servant W France
Katalina Szenelryi 37 Servant W Hungary
Maria Nelson 65 Servant W Sweden
Mathilda Benson 45 Servant W Sweden
Katie Baus 32 Servant W Germany
Samuel Mckenna 24 Servant B GA GA GA
John Mitchell 22 Servant M GA GA GA


Ohio Soldiers in WWI, 1917-1918
Name: Robert Livingston Ireland
Age: 22
Race: White
Birth Date: 1 Feb 1895
Birth Location: Cleveland, Ohio, USA
Enlistment Date: 13 Jul 1917
Enlistment County: Navy Yard New York
Enlistment State: New York
Enlistment Division: United States Navy Reserve Forces
Decorations and Awards:
Rank: Lt.
Comments: Naval Aviation Detachment Huntington Long Island NY 14 July 1917 to 9 Oct 1917; Headquarters 3 Naval District New York NY to 9 Oct 1917. Seaman, Second Class 88 days. Discharge 9 Oct 1917. Headquarters 3 Naval District New York NY. Seaman, Second Class Ap.

**
Letter of Commendation for heroic action while acting as a pilot of a seaplane operating in the vicinity of Hampton Roads, VA. March 13, 1918, in going to the assistance of Ens MacNaughton whose plane was wrecked.


U.S. World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
Name: R Livingston Ireland Jr
Birth Date: 1 Feb 1895
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio
Residence: Cuy, Ohio
Race: White
Spouse: Margaret A. Ireland
Employer: M. A. Hanna Co.
Serial No.: U3423
Complexion: Light
Hair: Gray
Eyes: Blue
Height: 5' 10.5"
Weight: 186
Marks: Small Scar Right Thumb


New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Robert Ireland
Arrival Date: 5 Jun 1925
Birth Year: 1895
Birth Location: Ohio
Birth Location Other: Cleveland
Age: 30
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Southampton, England
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Ship Name: Aquitania
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New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
Name: Livingstone R Ireland
Arrival Date: 9 Sep 1935
Birth Year: abt 1895
Birth Location: Ohio
Birth Location Other: Cleveland
Age: 40
Gender: Male
Port of Departure: Cherbourg, France
Port of Arrival: New York, New York
Port Arrival State: New York
Port Arrival Country: United States
Ship Name: Europa
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Family links: 
 Parents:
  Robert Livingston Ireland (1867 - 1928)
  Kate Benedict Hanna (Ireland) Harvey (1871 - 1936)
 
 Spouses:
  Margaret Allen Ireland (1894 - 1961)
  Louise Davis Ireland Grimes Ireland (1905 - 2001)*
 
 Children:
  Louise Ireland Humphrey (1918 - 2012)*
  Robert Livingston Ireland (1920 - 2002)*
  Katherine Ireland (1930 - 2011)*
 
 Sibling:
  Robert Livingston Ireland (1895 - 1981)
  Elisabeth Ireland Poe (1897 - 1978)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Lake View Cemetery
Cleveland
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
 
Created by: Winnette
Record added: Mar 27, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67528755
Robert Livingston Liv Ireland, Jr
Added by: Winnette
 
 
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- Evette Dingle-Smith
 Added: Aug. 19, 2014
Ensign R. L. Ireland, USNRF, designated Naval Aviator #84 in 1917.
- Mike Weeks
 Added: Mar. 1, 2014
In Tribute to your service in the U. S. Navy. Anchors Away, my friend! ~IN GOD WE TRUST~
- Winnette
 Added: Jan. 5, 2012
 
 
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