Surname: Irwin

Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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1923 Historical and Pictorial Directory of Angola Indiana

Luedders’ historical and pictorial city directory of Angola, Indiana for the year 1923, containing an historical compilation of items of local interest, a complete canvass of names in the city, which includes every member of the family, college students, families on rural lines, directory of officers of county, city, lodges, churches, societies, a directory of streets, and a classified business directory.

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History of Cayuga County New York

This history of Cayuga County New York published in 1879, provides a look at the first 80 years of existence for this county, with numerous chapters devoted to it’s early history. One value of this manuscript may be found in the etched engravings found throughout of idyllic scenes of Cayuga County including portraits of men, houses, buildings, farms, and scenery. Included are 90 biographies of early settlers, and histories of the individual townships along with lists of men involved in the Union Army during the Civil War on a regiment by regiment basis.

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Early Residents of Butte, Montana

Among the prominent citizens of Butte is Dr E. D. Leavitt, a native of New Hampshire. He is a graduate of the Wesleyan University of Middletown, Connecticut, and Harvard Medical College. After passing three years in Colorado, beginning with the Pike’s Peak excitement of 1859, in 1862 he removed to Montana, where he has ever since resided, being now a permanent resident of Butte, and giving his sole attention to his large and increasing practice. In 1888 he was nominated by the republicans as delegate to congress. In 1888 he was elected president of the Medical association of Montana. During 1888 and 1889 he has been and is at present health-officer of Butte. By Gov. Leshe he was lately appointed one of the board of territorial medical examiners. Few men in southern Montana are more widely respected either professionally or for their unselfish devotion to the interests of their adopted state. John L. Murphy was born in Platte County, Missouri, in 1842, and educated in a private school. At the age of 17 years he went to Denver, where he was clerk in a store for a year and a half, after which he went into business for himself. He took a situation subsequently as an agent of Holladay’s express, but finally purchased teams, and began freighting across the plains to Colorado. 1864 he came to Virginia City, Montana,...

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Biography of John T. Irwin

John T. Irwin, retired farmer, and for many years a highly respected citizen of the county, is a son of George and Jemima (Russell) Irwin, and was born in Lawrence County, Ohio, May 28, 1824. His father was a native of Montgomery County, Ohio, and his mother of Cabell County, West Virginia. George Irwin was born October 23, 1799, and died May 23, 187r. He followed the occupation of farming principally; emigrated from his native county to Lawrence county, Ohio, in the year 1818. He was a son of Thomas Irwin, Who was a native of Ireland, and served in the war of 1812. John Russell (maternal grandfather) was born in Virginia and was a weaver by trade. In 1870 Mr. Irwin removed from Ohio to Illinois, and settled on a farm of three hundred and twenty acres, two miles north of Camargo, where he continued the pursuits of the farm until 1894. In that year he retired from active business and removed into the village of Camargo, where he and his wife reside in one of the most beautiful homes in the village. When he retired he divided his property among his children. On September 11, 1845, he wedded Miss Lettie Wiseman, who was born in Monroe county, Virginia, and was a (laughter of Isaac and Sarah (Ramsey) Wiseman. Her grandfather, Isaac Wiseman, was probably a native of...

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Indian Annuities

About the middle of December Major Armstrong received at Fort Coffee sixty thousand dollars in specie, to be paid over to the several Indian agents, to be distributed as annuities to the tribes embraced in that superintendence. It had been boxed and officially sealed at the New Orleans mint, each box containing one thousand dollars. The boat had come late in the afternoon, and the boxes of coin were delivered to Mr. Armstrong, at our mission, about sunset; but, before it was possible to bring a wagon and horses to remove the treasure, a messenger arrived from the Agency with the sad intelligence that Mr. Irwin, the brother-in-law of Mr. Armstrong, was dying. He must go at once to the bedside of his dying friend; but it was impossible to carry the money with him, for its weight was over two tuns avoirdupois. What could be done under the circumstances? It was almost dark; it would require a stout team of horses to draw it, and no such team was at hand. It would not be secure in the hands of his servants; for the Choctaw and Cherokee Indians knew of its arrival, and might be tempted to take possession of it and appropriate it to personal and private uses. After consultation it was thought proper to convey the money up the hill and deposit it in the little...

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Biography of Robert Irwin

“Robert Irwin” was a distinguished officer, and performed important military service during the Revolutionary War. In 1776, he and William Alexander each, commanded a regiment under General Rutherford, in the expedition from Mecklenburg, Rowan, Lincoln, and other counties, to subdue the Cherokee Indians, who were committing murders and numerous depredations upon the frontier settlements. After the fall of Charleston many of the unsubdued Whigs sought shelter in North Carolina. Early in July, 1780, General Sumter had taken refuge in Mecklenburg county, and having enlisted a considerable number of brave and dashing recruits in that chivalric region, returned to South Carolina prepared for new and daring exploits. Soon thereafter, accompanied by Colonels Neal, Irwin, Hill and Lacy, he made a vigorous assault against the post of Rocky Mount, but failed in reducing it for the want of artillery. After this assault General Sumter crossed the Catawba, and marched with his forces in the direction of Hanging Rock. In the engagement which took place there, and, in the main successful, the right was composed of General Davie’s troops, and some volunteers under Major Bryan; the centre consisted of Colonel Irwin’s Mecklenburg Militia, which made the first attack; and the left included Colonel Hill’s South Carolina Regulars.[G] In 1781 Colonel Irwin commanded a regiment under General Rutherford, in the Wilmington campaign. He was a delegate to the Provincial Congress, which met at...

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Biography of Park T. Irwin

Park T. Irwin. Ever since the early ’70s the name of Irwin has stood for agricultural and commercial integrity and good citizenship in Champaign County, for faithful performance of duty in peace or war, and for helpful support of progressive measures. Particularly is this true in the community of Longview, a town which was laid out by James W. Irwin, father of Park T. Irwin, the latter one of the representative young business men of this place. Park T. Irwin was born at Longview, July 13, 1881. his parents being James W. and Margaret (Fisher) Irwin. James W. Irwin was born in Ohio, and during the early ’70s came to Champaign County. At that time he was a veteran of the Civil War, having enlisted in his native state in the Seventeenth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, at the outbreak of hostilities, and subsequently being connected with the heavy artillery. He served three years and three months in the Union army, taking part in numerous important battles, and on one occasion being captured by the enemy but subsequently paroled, and had a fine record as a soldier. On coming to Champaign County he secured land and engaged in farming, accumulating 200 acres, on which was later laid out the present town of Longview, the founders of which were Mr. Irwin and J. W. Churchill. Mr. Irwin was a man of...

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Biography of Frederic Irwin

Frederic Irwin is the superintendent of the Idaho & Pittsburg Mining & Milling Company’s Black Jack mines on Florida Mountain, near Silver City, Owyhee County. A native of Pennsylvania, he was born in Sewickley, Allegheny County, November 15, 1859. On the paternal side he is of Scotch lineage and on the maternal is of Scotch descent. His ancestors were among the early settlers on the Atlantic coast and representatives of the Irwin family aided the colonies in their struggle to throw off the yoke of British tyranny. The paternal great-grandfather of our subject served as adjutant general on the staff of General Wayne, and gallantly bore his part in the war which resulted in the establishment of the American republic. His son, John Irwin, was born in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, and became a large real-estate owner there. John Irwin, Jr., father of our subject, was born in Sewickley, that county, and married Martha M. Nevin. He became largely interested in the oil business and was one of the early operators on Oil creek, Pennsylvania. He later became connected with the firm of T. H. Nevin & Company in the manufacture of white lead in Pittsgburg. He was also president of the Alleghany Insurance Company, treasurer of the Pittsburg Steel Casting Company and president of the Ida-ho & Pittsburg Mining & Milling Company. He has now reached the age of...

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Irwin, Florence – Obituary

Mrs. Florence Irwin, life-long resident of Union County, died in a local hospital yesterday. Funeral services will be held in the Daniels Funeral Home on Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. H. J. Gernhardt will officiate and interment will be in Island City Cemetery. Mrs. Irwin was born Jan. 26, 1888, in the Grande Ronde Valley, the daughter of Robert Thomas Childers and Mary Elizabeth Hyde Childers. She was the granddaughter of James Childers and Mary Jane McDowell Childers, who were among the first settlers in the valley. She married Sam Irwin Oct. 3, 1906. Prior to their retirement Mr. and Mrs. Irwin were farmers in the valley. They made their home at 2710 N. Birch. Mrs. Irwin was a charter member of the Rebekah Lodge and a lifetime member of the Island City Ladies Aid. Survivors include her widower, Sam Irwin of La Grande; one daughter, Mrs. Marion Stoddard; one nephew, Truman Irwin, Great Falls, Mont., three grandchildren; Gerald Lee Stoddard, with the Air Force in Japan, Mary Stoddard and Jeannie Stoddard, both of La Grande. Observer La Grande, Oregon Thursday, March 31, 1955 Page 6 Contributed by: Tom...

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Irwin, Samuel H. – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon Samuel Hugh Irwin, 80, a retired farmer formerly of La Grande, died following an extended illness, Friday, in a Portland hospital. Funeral services will be held in the Daniels Funeral Home, Monday at 2 p.m. Bishops Vernon Bennion, Hermiston, and Henry Stoddard, Pendleton, of the LDS Church, will officiate. Burial will be in the Island City Cemetery. Mr. Irwin was born in Illinois, Oct. 22, 1879 and had been a resident of the La Grande and valley area most of his lifetime. In August of this year he went to live with his daughter in Hermiston. Survivors are one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Stoddard, Hermiston; one grandson, Gerald Stoddard, U. S. Air Force, Edinborough, Scotland; two granddaughters, Mary and Jean Stoddard, Hermiston; one great-great grandson, David Lee Stoddard, formerly of Edinborough; one sister, Mrs. Alfretta Turnidge, Portland; one brother, James Irwin, Portland; and other relatives and friends. Those wishing to contact the family may do so at the home of Mrs. Edith Stoddard, 1610 Albany Street. Saturday, November 7, 1959 Page 3 Contributed by: Tom...

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Irwin, William – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon William Jasper Irwin, 1907 Oak Street, La Grande, died Sunday morning in a La Grande hospital after a long illness. He was 70 years old. Funeral services are set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, September 26 at the Daniels funeral home with Rev. Gene Robinson officiating. Burial will be in the Summerville Cemetery. Irwin, a retired farmer, was born in Kansas on Feb. 27, 1880. He had lived in La Grande for the past nine years. Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. LaRue Roda, Medford, Mrs. Rita Walker, Island City, Mrs. Laura Gooderham, La Grande, and Mrs. Vida Sullivan, Roseburg. Two brother, Wallace Irwin, Monroe, Ore., and Morris Irvin, Montana; three sisters, Mrs. Lilly Balm, Seattle, Wash., Mrs. Agnes Carpenter, West Bridge, Canada, and Mrs. Ida Macy, La Grande; 11 grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. Contributed By: Sue...

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