Cyrus Forry
Clementine Zerbe
John C. Forry
Emma Klick

Ira Martin Forry


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Esther Victoria Keil

Ira Martin Forry

  • Born: 15 Aug 1896, Myerstown, Lebanon Co., PA
  • Marriage: Esther Victoria Keil circa 1912 in Hagerstown, Maryland
  • Died: 18 Oct 1922, Worth Township, Cook Co., Illinois at age 26
  • Buried: 20 Oct 1922, Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, PA. (Plot L1-3)

bullet  General Notes:

The WWI Draft Registration Card from Cook Co., Illinois for Ira Martin Forry (indexed as Torry at records his date of birth as August 15, 1896 in Myerstown, PA. He is living with his wife, Ester Forry, at 770 Mappl Avenue in Blue Island, Illinois. He is working for the Rock Island Rail Road Car Shop and his physical description is medium height and build with dark brown eyes and hair.

The 1920 Federal Census for New Cumberland. Cumberland Co., PA, DIstrict 31, page , dated 1920 records Ira C. Forry (17 - PA/PA/PA) living with an aunt and uncle: In the household are Elizabeth C. Romberger (38 - PA/PA/PA), head of household and indicated as married although no husband is present; Elizabeth's son, Gilbert F. Romberger (12); 2 nieces: Dorothy E. Hale (20) and Elva M. Hale (16); and a sister, Hattie L. Romberger. Hattie is actually Hattie Forry, Ira's sister and Elizabeth is also Ira's sister.

Ira was killed when his truck was struck by a train near where he and Ester lived in Blue Island, Illinois just south of Chicago in Cook County. [This from his grand daughter, Barb Robinson Sterling, in an email dated Feb 21, 2008]

Illinois Statewide Death Index (1916\endash 1950) <>
Last Name: Farry (sic)
First Name: Ira
Middle Name: Martin
Sex/Race: M/W
Age: UNK
Cert #: 0162621
Death Date: 1922 - 10 - 18
County: Cook
City: Breman Township
Date Filed: 1922 - 11 - 04

bullet  Research Notes:

Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947
Name: Ira Martin Forry
Event Date: 18 Oct 1922
Event Place: Brenon, Cook, Illinois
Gender: Male
Marital Status:
Age: 26
Birth Date: 15 Aug 1896
Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Father's Name: John C. Forry
Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Mother's Name: Emma Klick
Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania
Occupation: Helper on Auto Truck
Place: Blue Island, Cook, Il.
Spouse's Name: Esther Forry
Burial Date: 20 Oct 1922
Burial Place: Mechancisburg, Penn.
Digital Folder Number: 4008112
Image Number: 1819
GS Film number: 1570832
Reference ID: CN 35789


Ira married Esther Victoria Keil, daughter of David A. Keil and Missouri Cramer/Creamer, circa 1912 in Hagerstown, Maryland. (Esther Victoria Keil was born on 6 Jun 1892 in Mechanicsburg, Cumberland Co., PA, died on 13 Apr 1954 in Hagerstown, Washington Co., Maryland and was buried in Mechanicsburg Cemetery, Mechanicsburg, PA. (Plot L1-3).)

bullet  Marriage Notes:

The Washington County Free Library
Records the 1912 marriage of Ira Forry to Esther Kile on Page 16729

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