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 Ira Henderson, Sr

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Ira Henderson, Sr

  • Birth 18 May 1896 Mineral Wells, Palo Pinto County, Texas, USA
  • Death 21 Jun 1974 Ventura County, California, USA
  • Burial Simi Valley, Ventura County, California, USA
  • Plot 4 I 7
  • Memorial ID 46526701

Ira's obituary appears in a Simi Valley, Ventura County, California newspaper about 25 Jun 1974.

Ira was the son of Hezekial Othneil Henderson and Lucinda Ann Booth.

On 23 Dec 1916 Ira married Eula Vivian Higgins. Ira and Eula had the following children: Winifred E., Floyd A., Katherine L, Ira (Jr.), Homer L. and Betty Jean.

According to his obituary, Ira worked for the Douglas Air Craft Co. as a tool cutter and grinder prior to retirement. After retiring, Ira lived in Simi Valley for five years. In addition, the obituary notes that Ira was an ordained Baptist minister.

Ira died June 21 in a local hospital after a long illness. He was 78 at the time of his death and living at 1648 Agnew Street.

Huber Chapel Mortuary was in charge. Rev. Dr. Charles Jinks and the Rev. Bruce Pearson, of the First Southern Baptist church, conducted the service. Burial followed the service on 24 June 1974.

The obituary lists the following survivors: his widow, Eula, four sons, Winifred, Eugene Oregon, Floyd, Renton, Wash., Ira Jr., Roseville, CA., Homer, Santa Monica; two daughters, Mrs. Kathryn Robison, Glendale, and Mrs. Betty Downard, Simi Valley, 15 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren.


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  • Created by: Pam
  • Added: 10 Jan 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 46526701
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ira Henderson, Sr (18 May 1896–21 Jun 1974), Find A Grave Memorial no. 46526701, citing Simi Valley Public Cemetery, Simi Valley, Ventura County, California, USA ; Maintained by Pam (contributor 47140371) .