Ira Ward Schrecengost Sr. (1904 - 1984)

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Ira Ward Schrecengost
1904 - 1984
updated September 09, 2019
Ira Ward Schrecengost Sr. was born on April 24, 1904 at Garretts Run, Garrets Run, Pennsylvania. He was born to David Albert Schrecengost and Mary Hannah Bishoff, with siblings Mern, Nora, Fonda, Oris, Florence, Hulda, and Hazel. He died on December 2, 1984 in Tampa, Florida at 80 years old.


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Ira Schrecengost was born on at Garretts Run, in Garrets Run, Armstrong County, Pennsylvania United States


Ira Schrecengost died on in Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida United States

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Ira Ward Schrecengost Sr. Family Tree

Ira's immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Schrecengost family tree.


David Albert Schrecengost
around Apr 30, 1873 - Jan 20, 1921
Mary Hannah Bishoff
around Jul 6, 1883 - Jul 17, 1973


Mern Leroy Schrecengost
Feb 24, 1906 - Dec 23, 1989
Spring Grove, PA
Nora Bell Schrecengost
around May 31, 1901 - around Apr 22, 1997
Fonda Alene (Schrecengost) Held
around Aug 17, 1919 - around Nov 21, 2012
Oris Motter Schrecengost
Sep 29, 1902 - April 1993
Hazel Louise (Schrecengost) Bates
Jul 23, 1914 - Apr 3, 1990
plant city, fl, us



Warren Dale Schrecengost
Born: Aug 26, 1926
Ira Ward Schrecengost Jr.
1928 - December 1928
Ronald Oris Schrecengost
Born: Mar 12, 1934


Mary Hannah Bishoff
around Jul 6, 1883 - Jul 17, 1973
David Albert Schrecengost
around Apr 30, 1873 - Jan 20, 1921


Hazel Louise (Schrecengost) Bates
Jul 23, 1914 - Apr 3, 1990
plant city, fl, us
Mern Leroy Schrecengost
Feb 24, 1906 - Dec 23, 1989
Spring Grove, PA
Fonda Alene (Schrecengost) Held
around Aug 17, 1919 - around Nov 21, 2012
Nora Bell Schrecengost
around May 31, 1901 - around Apr 22, 1997


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Ira Ward Schrecengost Sr. passed away on December 2, 1984 in Tampa, Florida at age 80. He was born on April 24, 1904 at Garretts Run, Garrets Run, Pennsylvania. He was born to David Albert Schrecengost and Mary Hannah Bishoff, with siblings Mern, Nora, Fonda, Oris, Florence, Hulda, and Hazel.
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1904 - 1984 World Events

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In 1904, in the year that Ira Ward Schrecengost Sr. was born, the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

In 1910, by the time he was only 6 years old, Thomas Edison introduced his kinetophone, which he hoped would make "talkies" a reality. But the sound wasn't synchronized to the pictures and only 45 Kinetophones were made.

In 1949, when he was 45 years old, on April 4th, NATO (the North Atlantic Treaty Organization) was established. Twelve nations originally signed the North Atlantic Treaty - the United States, Great Britain, France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Iceland, Canada, and Portugal. Greece, Turkey, and West Germany later joined. Today, there are 26 nations in NATO.

In 1954, at the age of 50 years old, Ira was alive when from April 22 through June 17th, the Army v. McCarthy hearings were held. The U.S. Army accused Roy Cohn (chief counsel to Senator McCarthy and later trusted mentor of Donald Trump) of blackmail. McCarthy and Cohn accused the U.S. Army of harboring communists. The Army allegations were found to be true. The U.S. Senate later censured McCarthy.

In 1984, in the year of Ira Ward Schrecengost Sr.'s passing, due to outrage about "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (it seemed too "dark" to many and it was rated PG), a new rating was devised - PG-13. The first film rated PG-13 was "Red Dawn".

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Other Ira Schrecengosts

Ira Ward Schrecengost Jr.
1928 - December 1928

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Cover Carl Schrecengost
around Dec 11, 1912 - around Dec 23, 1997
Hazel Louise (Schrecengost) Bates
Jul 23, 1914 - Apr 3, 1990
plant city, fl, us
Nellie May Schrecengost
around Sep 21, 1889 - around Sep 8, 1962
Butler, PA, United States
William Merch Schrecengost
Aug 29, 1887 - Nov 19, 1963
Kittanning, PA, United States
Susanna Pamela Schrecengost
Dec 9, 1853 - Jun 22, 1933
Adrian, PA, United States
Sarah Adeline Schrecengost
Dec 4, 1864 - Oct 24, 1941
Adrian, PA, United States
George Schrecengost
Feb 2, 1815 - May 7, 1898
Benjamin Ury Schrecengost
around Sep 6, 1837 - around Feb 14, 1903
Issac Adam Schrecengost
Jan 20, 1839 - around Jun 26, 1839
Daniel Levi Schrecengost
Oct 27, 1842 - Mar 25, 1851
Joseph Mosgrove Schrecengost
Feb 15, 1845 - around Jul 9, 1921
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