Harry Lee Ireland

Harry was Kevin's paternal grandfather. This page is under construction and will be expanded.

Harry Lee Ireland
Born: 12 Nov 1909
Bronson, Bourbon County, KS
Father: William Mathewson Ireland
Mother: Eva May Wright
Spouse: B. Clarease Nichols
Married: 12 Aug 1934
Kansas City, KS
Sons: 1
Daughters: 3
Died: 21 Aug 1990
Estes Park CO
Oakwood Cemetery
Parsons, Labette County, KS

Early Life

Harry was born on 12 Nov 1909 in Bronson, Bourbon County, Kansas. He was the fifth and final child of William Mathewson Ireland and Eva May Wright.

Some time between 1918 and 1920, Harry and his family moved to Springfield MO for several years. He's listed in a yearbook as attending school back in Bronson KS in 1923 as a member of the seventh or eight grade class. By 1925, he and his family had moved to Ottawa KS.

Marriage and Family

Harry married B. Clarease Nichols on 12 Aug 1934 in Kansas City, Kansas; they were 24 years old. They then moved to Parsons, Kansas where they raised their family and lived until Harry's death.

Harry and Clarease have one son, three daughters, and many grandchildren and great-greatchildren - all of whom are living. For privacy reasons, further information about individual living relatives is not provided here.


Harry died 21 Aug 1990 during a visit to Estes Park, Larimer County, Colorado at age 80. He's buried next to his wife in Oakwood Cemetery, Parsons, Labette County, Kansas.


Harry is referenced:

  • 1910 U.S. census as age 0 in Bronson KS - along with his parents and four older siblings.
  • 1915 Kansas state census as age 5 in Franklin KS - along with his parents and four older siblings.
  • 1920 U.S. census as age 10 in Springfield MO - along with his parents and four older siblings.
  • 1925 Kansas state census as age 15 in Ottawa KS - along with his parents and four older siblings.
  • 1930 U.S. census as age 20 in Ottawa KS - along with his parents.
  • 1938 Parsons KS city census - only head of household names collected.


Are we related?

Here are the GEDmatch Kit #s for my father and mother:

GI: A909282
CL: A216073

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