Ira W. Runyan & Clara Mae Knox
Descendants of Ira Ward Runyan & Clara Mae Knox
Generation No. 1
1. IRA WARD10 RUNYAN (JOHN RANSOM9 RUNYON, JOSEPH ADRON8, JOHN COMPTON7, ADRON6, JOHN5, ISAAC4, JOSEPH3 RUNYAN, THOMAS2, VINCENT1 RONGNION) was born April 10, 1921 in Catlettsburg, Boyd County, Kentucky, and died January 13, 2001 in Palm Bay, Brevard County, Florida. He married CLARA MAE KNOX May 12, 1946 in Ironton, Ohio, daughter of JAMES KNOX and EMMA HEABERLIN. She was born July 31, 1926 in Ironton, Ohio, and died August 25, 1994 in Indilantic,Brevard County, Florida.
Notes for IRA WARD RUNYAN:
Ira Ward Runyan was only five years of age when his mother Monnie Hall died. He along with his brother and sister were raised on a farm owned by his grandmother, Columbia (Hatfield) Runyon.
During the late 1930's he worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps building roads in Idaho.
When World War II came about, he became a member of the U.S. Army Air Corps. He was trained in the Southwest United States and Florida in radar, and was eventually stationed in England.
After the war, he operated with his father ( John Ransom Runyon ) a watch repair business in Russell Kentucky. In 1946 he married Clara May Knox, and they moved to Melbourne, Florida in January, 1952.
He worked for RCA in radar maintenance for the Eastern Test Range until the latter part of 1969, when NASA took over RCA's contract. When he first moved to Florida he collected watches needing repair from RCA employees and employees of Patrick Air Force Base, repaired them at home at night, and used the profits of his repair business to purchase building supplies to build his house.
In the early 1970's he went to work for Harris Semiconductor in Palm Bay, Florida and remained with that company until he retired.
More About IRA WARD RUNYAN:
Burial: January 15, 2001, Florida Memorial Gardens, N. Melbourne, Florida
Cause of Death: lung problems
More About CLARA MAE KNOX:
Burial: August 26, 1994, Florida Memorial Gardens, N. Melbourne, Florida
Cause of Death: lung problems
Graduation: 1944, Ironton High School, Ironton Ohio
More About IRA RUNYAN and CLARA KNOX:
Marriage: May 12, 1946, Ironton, Ohio
Children of IRA RUNYAN and CLARA KNOX are:
2. i. IRA ALDEN11 RUNYAN, b. June 12, 1947, Ironton, Ohio.
3. ii. DONNA CARLENE RUNYAN, b. June 06, 1948, Ironton, Ohio.
iii. KEVIN WARD RUNYAN, b. August 14, 1949, Ashland, Kentucky; d. December 14, 2001, Indilantic,Brevard County, Florida.
Notes for KEVIN WARD RUNYAN:
Kevin W. Runyan served in the US Army during the years of 1969 and 1970. He was stationed at Fort Bragg, North Carolinia for a year and his last year of service was in Korea along the DMZ.
When he returned from Korea, Kevin ran with his father, Ira W. Runyan, a Texaco Gas Station for a year. About September 1971, he was employed by the City of Melbourne, Florida, Airport Authority, as a truck machanic and he remained with them untill his 30 year retirement September, 2001.
Keven Ward Runyan was never married.
Generation No. 2
2. IRA ALDEN11 RUNYAN (IRA WARD10, JOHN RANSOM9 RUNYON, JOSEPH ADRON8, JOHN COMPTON7, ADRON6, JOHN5, ISAAC4, JOSEPH3 RUNYAN, THOMAS2, VINCENT1 RONGNION) was born June 12, 1947 in Ironton, Ohio. He married (1) JULIE ANN SEARS February 02, 1969 in Gainsville, Florida, daughter of JULIAN SEARS and EUNICE. She was born July 17, 1948 in US Military Base, Japan. He married (2) BEVERLY ANN SAUERWINE1 May 14, 1982, daughter of PAUL SAUERWINE and DOROTHY PERKINS. She was born January 15, 1946 in Allentown, Pa.1.
Notes for IRA ALDEN RUNYAN:
Ira A. Runyan was born in Ironton, Ohio on June 12, 1947 and moved with his family to Brevard County, Florida when he was 4 1/2 years of age (January, 1952). He was raised on the beachs east of Melbourne, Florida.
He graduated from Satellite High School (Satellite Beach, Florida) in 1966, and received an Associates of Science Degree from Brevard Jr. College (now Brevard Community College) in August, 1968. He attended the University of Florida for one term and was drafted into the US Army, begining service in September, 1969.
He served in the US Army for one year as a Chemical & Biological Wepons Instructor, then was sent to Viet Nam from October 7, 1970 to September 17, 1971. In Viet Nam he served in the XXIV Corps HHC at a basecamp located across the river from Denang, Viet Nam, and worked as an intelligence analyst.
After returning from Viet Nam, he moved to Orlando, Florida and Attended the University of Central Florida, College of Business Administration and received his BSBA in August, 1973.
In December, 1973 he was employed by the State of Florida, Department of Banking & Finance and worked as a Financial Investigator Supervisor for ten years, after which he moved to Melbourne, Florida and became a computer database programer.
Ira A. Runyan has worked a number of part time jobs including janitorial, painter, stock clerk, veternary assistant, gas stations, real estate salesman and broker, and kennel worker.
More About IRA RUNYAN and JULIE SEARS:
Divorce: June 24, 1981, Orlando, Florida
Marriage: February 02, 1969, Gainsville, Florida
More About IRA RUNYAN and BEVERLY SAUERWINE:
Marriage: May 14, 1982
Children of IRA RUNYAN and JULIE SEARS are:
i. JOLIE CARLENE12 RUNYAN, b. August 19, 1969, Melbourne, Florida.
Notes for JOLIE CARLENE RUNYAN:
Jolie C. Runyan graduated from the University of Central Florida in December 1992 with a degree in Social Science. She earned a Master of Social Work Degree from The Florida State University, in December of 1996.
As of 1998, she was employed as Director of Social Services at a central Florida Nurcing Home.
ii. KIMBERLY ESTILLE RUNYAN, b. January 20, 1972, Orlando, Florida.
Notes for KIMBERLY ESTILLE RUNYAN:
Kimberly E. Runyan as of 1998 is in her last year of study at the University of Central Florida as a biology student. She is planing to attend
the University of Alaska to earn a masters degree in wildlife biology.
4. iii. APRIL MARINE RUNYAN, b. July 18, 1974, Orlando, Florida.
3. DONNA CARLENE11 RUNYAN (IRA WARD10, JOHN RANSOM9 RUNYON, JOSEPH ADRON8, JOHN COMPTON7, ADRON6, JOHN5, ISAAC4, JOSEPH3 RUNYAN, THOMAS2, VINCENT1 RONGNION) was born June 06, 1948 in Ironton, Ohio. She married HARRY D. YOUNG, JR. "BUTCH" May 01, 1969. He was born July 09, 1949.
Notes for DONNA CARLENE RUNYAN:
Donna Carlene Runyan's hobby is raising pet birds and art. She has purchased a house next door to the one she lives in and converted it into an art studio. Her paintings are displayed in several resturants in the state of Florida.
More About HARRY YOUNG and DONNA RUNYAN:
Marriage: May 01, 1969
Children of DONNA RUNYAN and HARRY YOUNG are:
i. TAMRA L.12 YOUNG, b. January 04, 1971, Melbourne, Florida.
ii. ADAM C. YOUNG, b. September 17, 1972, Melbourne, Florida.
Generation No. 3
4. APRIL MARINE12 RUNYAN (IRA ALDEN11, IRA WARD10, JOHN RANSOM9 RUNYON, JOSEPH ADRON8, JOHN COMPTON7, ADRON6, JOHN5, ISAAC4, JOSEPH3 RUNYAN, THOMAS2, VINCENT1 RONGNION) was born July 18, 1974 in Orlando, Florida. She married (1) JOSEPH WILKE December 1991 in Tallahassee, Florida. He was born July 04, 1971. She married (2) TIM KAZEE 1998.
More About JOSEPH WILKE and APRIL RUNYAN:
Divorce: 1997, Talahassee, Florida
Marriage: December 1991, Tallahassee, Florida
More About TIM KAZEE and APRIL RUNYAN:
Child of APRIL RUNYAN and TIM KAZEE is:
i. JESSICA DAWN13 KAZEE, b. September 10, 1998.