Ira was staying at a care home at the time of his death. He was living with his parents in Dayton, Ohio in the 1930 census. He is listed as a grocery salesman.
According to the 1940 census, Ira Jr. moved along with his parents to Riverside, Ohio sometime after April 1, 1935. By this time, they are also living with Ira Jr’s wife Mary, and their daughter Patricia, who is 8 months old at the time. Ira Jr. is now a service clerk at a brake manufacturing company.