Thank you Matthew. Sheryl is my niece.I hope the Ira Ernest Orcutt is the same one. He was my great Grandfather. According to the 1920 census (In Ord, Nebraska)he was born in NY probably about 1884. This is as far as I have gone . I have also heard that his name may have been Ernest Ira Orcutt. Is this the same man in your line?