Ira McAllister family, 1950s-1960s

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A family photograph of the Ira McAllister family. Parents Susan (Wentz) and Ira McAllister sit in dark wooden chairs, while their grown children stand in a row behind them.

Front row, left to right: Susan (Wentz) McAllister and Ira McAllister.

Back row, left to right: Juanita (McAllister) Siders, Wanda (McAllister) Weir, Richard McAllister, Elwood McAllister, Mildred McAllister, and Leonard McAllister (Lovetinsky et al., p. 113).

Ira McAllister was born on August 2, 1880 to Charles and Mary (Acord) McAllister in Flagler, Iowa. On March 17, 1907, he married Susan Wentz, the daughter of John H. and Minnie Wentz. They had six children: Leonard, Elwood, Mildred, Richard, Juanita, and Wanda.

Ira worked at the Iowa-Illinois Gas Company before becoming employed at the University of Iowa power plant. He retired in 1951 at the age of 70.

Susan died February 5, 1972. Ira died three years later in February of 1975. He was 95 years old (Lovetinsky et al., p. 113; Iowa City Press Citizen, 1972).

Publisher

Coralville Public Library. Coralville Digital History Library.

Date

1950s-1960s

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given.

Format

jpeg

Coverage

Johnson County, Iowa

Files

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Citation

“Ira McAllister family, 1950s-1960s,” Coralville Digital History Library, accessed September 22, 2021, https://coralvilledigitalhistory.omeka.net/items/show/172.

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