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Stanfield, Ira Dennis

Stanfield, Ira Dennis

Male 1910 - 1934  (23 years)

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  • Name Stanfield, Ira Dennis  [1
    Born 6 Jun 1910  Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Reference Number 646 
    Died 31 Jan 1934  Durham, Durham County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 1 Feb 1934  Burchwood Cemetery, Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I641  Caswell County
    Last Modified 14 Jan 2022 

    Father Stanfield, Ira Thomas,   b. 26 Apr 1879, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Mar 1956, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Hamlin, Mary Ella,   b. 29 Sep 1877, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1915  (Age 37 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 27 Dec 1905 
    Reference Number 6053 
    Notes 
    • Source of marriage date (27 Dec 1905): family Bible of Minerva Catherine Fox
    Family ID F160  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 6 Jun 1910 - Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Jan 1934 - Durham, Durham County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1 Feb 1934 - Burchwood Cemetery, Roxboro, Person County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Jeremiah Bradsher Stanfield and Minerva Catherine Fox Home
    Ira Dennis Stanfield
    Warren's Grove School (Person County, NC) 1922-23
    Ira Thomas Stanfield and Mary Ella Hamlin Stanfield Family

    Documents
    Ira Dennis Stanfield Death Certificate 31 Jan 1934
    Ira Dennis Stanfield Death Certificate 31 Jan 1934

    Headstones
    Ira Dennis Stanfield Grave Marker (Burchwood Cemetery, Roxboro, Person County, NC)
    Ira Dennis Stanfield Grave Marker (Burchwood Cemetery, Roxboro, Person County, NC)

    Newspapers
    Ira Dennis Stanfield Death
    Ira Dennis Stanfield Motor Vehicle Accident 1934

  • Notes 
    • Ira Dennis Stanfield (1910-1934)

      Ira Thomas Stanfield Family c.1912

      Ira Dennis Stanfield (1910-1934)

      Ira Dennis Stanfield

      Warren's Grove School (Person County, NC) 1922-23

      Stanfield, Dennis Funeral The Roxboro Courier (Roxboro, N.C.), 7 February 1934

      Ira Dennis Stanfield Grave Marker at Burchwood Cemetery

      Kate Stanfield Home Place

      (for larger image, click on photograph)
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      First Photograph: Ira Thomas Stanfield holding Ira Dennis Stanfield, Helen Floyd Stanfield, Mary Hilmo Stanfield, Mary Ella Hamlin Stanfield, c. 1912.

      Last Photograph (House): A note on the back of the above photograph written by Mona Frederick to her brother Richmond Stanfield Frederick identifies people in the photograph as: Uncle Ira's children on the left; Uncle Walter & family on the right, along with "granma Stanfield". Walter and Eula (Beulah) are shown with three small children. The youngest appears to be around two years old. The picture must have been taken before July 18, 1928, which was the date of Walter's death.

      Apparently never married. He went by Dennis.
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      Ira Dennis Stanfield was born in Roxboro, North Carolina, June 16, 1910, the son of Ira Thomas and Mary Ella Hamlin Stanfield. His mother had died on his fifth birthday; his father had sold his home on Court Street, and his family was living with his grandmother, Catherine Minerva Fox Stanfield. Helen [sister of Ira Dennis Stanfield] was already in Roxboro Grade School, and rode into town with her father whose mode of travel was a horse and buggy. He later bought a Cadillac touring car and drove it with the top back. Dennis's grandmother long remembered her first ride in that frightening horseless carriage.

      Mrs. Mills, his first teacher at Warren's Grove School, rode in a pony-drawn buggy to school and back to her home on the corner of Main and Academy Streets in Roxboro, accompanied by her little daughter, Clara. Miss Pearl Carver (Mrs. Raney Crumpton) was his next teacher. She was little older than the children she taught. When Dennis, Mary [sister of Ira Dennis Stanfield], or Elbert [brother of Ira Dennis Stanfield] transferred to the city school, they were required to repeat the sixth grade, as was then the custom. Tall and slender Miss India Collins was principal, and was loved and held in high esteem, as were "Mis Mildred (Mrs. Mildred Satterfield Nichols), Mrs. Grace Clayton, Miss Cartwright (Mrs. Robah Baynes), Miss Coe (Mrs. R. B. Dawes), and others in their high school years.

      When in their mid-teens, Dennis and Mary joined the Brooksdale Methodist Church at the end of a revival service. They gave little thought at the time that all other family members were Baptists. Dennis was active in the church and was popular with young people his age. Like most young men, he loved cars and was working toward owning one. He was creative and energetic, and loved by those who knew him.

      The life of our beloved brother was brought to a tragic end as the result of an automobile accident. He died January 31, 1934, and was laid to rest with his father and mother in the Burchwood Cemetery Annex.

      Source: The Heritage of Person County, Volume II, Madeline Hall Eaker, Editor (1983) at 320 (Article #529 "Ira Dennis Stanfield" by Mary Stanfield Shooter).
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      He died as the result of a motor vehicle accident -- a two-car collision in Roxboro at the intersection of Reams Avenue and Lamar Street. Will Crumpton was driving the car in which Ira Dennis Stanfield was a passenger. In the other car was Mrs. J. R. Clayton who also died (apparently at the scene). Stanfield died at Watts Hospital in Durham a few days after the accident. Will Crumpton also was seriously injured, but I do not know his final outcome.
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      1920 United States Federal Census
      Name: Dennis Stanfield
      Home in 1920: Roxboro, Person, North Carolina
      Age: 9
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1911
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Relation to Head of House: Grandson
      Father's Name: Ira T Stanfield
      Father's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Mother's Birth Place: North Carolina
      Marital Status: Single
      Race: White
      Sex: Male
      Household Members: Name Age
      Minerva C Stanfield 70
      Ira T Stanfield 40
      Helen Stanfield 11
      Mary Stanfield 8
      Dennis Stanfield 9
      Elbert G Stanfield 5

      1930 United States Federal Census
      Name: Ira D Standfield
      Home in 1930: Roxboro, Person, North Carolina
      Age: 19
      Estimated Birth Year: abt 1911
      Relation to Head of House: Son
      Father's Name: Ira T Standfield
      Mother's Name: S Katie Standfield
      Race: White
      Household Members: Name Age
      Ira T Standfield 50
      S Katie Standfield 80
      Hellen F Standfield 21
      Ira D Standfield 19
      Mary H Standfield 18
      Elbert G Standfield 15

      North Carolina Death Certificates, 1909-1975
      Name: Mr Ira Dennis Stanfield
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Age: 23
      Birth Date: 16 Jun 1910
      Birth Place: Person
      Death Date: 31 Jan 1934
      Death Location: Durham, Durham
      Cause of Death: Bilateral Pneumonia (resulting from serious physical injuries)
      Spouse's Name: Unmarried
      Father's Name: I T Stanfield
      Mother's Name: Mary Ella Hamlin
      Occupation: Mill Inspector
      Informant: I. T. Stanfield [probably father, Ira Thomas Stanfield]

  • Sources 
    1. Details: North Carolina Death Certificate of Ira Dennis Stanfield (1910-1934).