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L. H. PARKE & CO. A Reprint Dated 1898 from Grocer's Review By An Irwin Family History Book
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L. H. Parke Co. was formed in 1888 as a partnership of William P. M. Irwin and Louis H. Parke to Roast, Package and sell Coffee and to Package teas and spices from a five story building located at... More > 232 - 234 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By 1898 the firm was the largest sell of coffee in their market.< Less
BUCK - LIGGET FAMILIES OF PHILADELPHIA By An Irwin Family History Book
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This is a history of the BUCK, LIGGET, McCAHAN, ALBERT, CASEY, MACGILL AND CARROLL families of Philadelphia and Baltimore. Individuals discussed are Daniel Buck, born 1822, Robert Ligget, born 1808,... More > Jacob Albert, born 1787, James Casey, born 1798, Rev.James Macgill, born 1701 and Dr. Charles Carroll, born 1691 plus Rebecca Carroll Ligget Buck and her husband Stuart Wylie Buck, Jr. and their children Stanley L. Buck, Rebecca Carroll Buck Irwin and Olivia Buck Woodman.< Less
IRWIN FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS By An Irwin Family History Book
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IRWIN FAMILY PHOTOGRAPHS OVER THE YEARS IN BOTH COLOR AND BLACK & WHITE.
BEACH & COUNTRY GUILD, RANCHO SANTA FE, CA., FOUNDER GLADYS HERSHEY IRWIN By An Irwin Family History Book
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Beach & Country Guild, Rancho Santa Fe, CA. Founder: Gladys Hershey Irwin. THE BEGINNING – 1968 - 1988. How often is an organization founded to promote good works still going strong after... More > 48 years? Gladys Hershey Irwin did just that and more. This booklet covers the early history of the Beach and Country Guild of the United Cerebral Palsy Association as written in 1988. The organization continues to grow larger with each passing year. This History was published in 1988 in a San Diego Newspaper: “The Beach & Country Guild of the United Cerebral Palsy Association was founded in 1968, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Don Irwin in Rancho Santa Fe. Don, then President of the UCP San Diego, asked his wife, Gladys, to try to put together a fund raising group for the North County area. (See book for the balance of the story.) On Friday December 3, 2010, Gladys passed away in her 92nd year. She had been living in downtown San Diego, CA. Questions: email springcreekgator@embarqmail.com< Less
THE HISTORY OF L. H. PARKE COMPANY By An Irwin Family History Book
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This book is a full history of L. H. Parke Company. This 2009 version has an updated front and back cover in color. The revised edition has a great deal of new information. This version is printed in... More > black and white with colored front and back covers. The company was formed in 1888 and by 1962 it had branches in Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington DC, Richmond and Albany, New York. In August 1962 the Irwin family sold the company to Consolidated Foods of Chicago where it was merged into Monarch Insititutional Foods and Donald Irwin Jr. was the first president of the merged company. This book has a number of pictures of many early products and advertising items along with copies of various printed stories on the company from over the years. While this book has some information on the Parke Blue Point Trading Stamp program, please come back to Lulu.com sometime in the future for additional information on this subject.< Less
SAMUEL IRWIN and THE CIVIL WAR By An Irwin Family History Book
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SAMUEL IRWIN, 1830 -1894, enlisted in the Pennsylvania 67th Infantry Regiment during the Civil War on August 21, 1862 at the age of 32 years. He spent time as a prisoner of war and caught typhoid... More > while in a southern prison. Samuel was wounded twice in battles, first shot in the neck and if the mini ball had been an inch or two in a different direction, he would have been killed instantly. The second time during the Third Battle of Winchester, Virginia, he was shot in the arm and almost lost his life in the process if the arm had not been removed. A picture of the bullet that caused the wound is included in this book. THIRD BATTLE OF WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA - Because of its size, intensity, serious casualties among the general officers on both sides, and its result, many historians consider the battle the most important conflict of the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. This book contains the only known CIVIL WAR PICTURE of SAMUEL IRWIN. Revised 2016.< Less
SAMUEL FLOYD IRWIN By An Irwin Family History Book
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Samuel Floyd Irwin was the oldest child of Elizabeth (Floyd) & Samuel Irwin. He was the first Irwin in our family line to be born in the United States and was born in Philadelphia, PA in 1857 and... More > died at the age of 80 years in 1937. After school he went to work at the John Wanamaker Department Store and in time became the treasurer of this giant department store. In 1899, Samuel joined his brothers William and John at L. H. Parke Company where he became treasurer of company. Parke was a seller of coffee, tea, spices and extracts in Philadelphia and later in 1904 in Pittsburgh, PA. This book covers the history of the life of Samuel Floyd Irwin and of his sons, Samuel Clement Irwin, Donald Irwin and Edwin Floyd Irwin and grand children: Samuel Clement Jr., Richard P. Irwin, Floyd Thomas Irwin, John Myers Irwin, Donald Irwin Jr., Edwin W. Irwin, Howard A. Irwin, James M. Irwin, Grace Irwin DeHart and Sally Irwin Plumer. New Exhibits were recently added providing lots of historical family details.< Less
DONALD IRWIN By An Irwin Family History Book
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This 77 page updated book dated 2014 covers the life of DONALD IRWIN born January 1891 in Philadelphia. His parents were Sarah (Clement) and Samuel Floyd Irwin. At 16 Donald Irwin went to work at L.... More > H. Parke Company in Philadelphia. At 28 he became a vice president of the company and in 1935 the senior stockholder and president. He worked at the company for over 58 years. During that period the company purchased a competitor in both Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and additional two companies in Washington DC and a company in Richmond, Va and in Albany,New York. In 1915 Donald married Jessie E. Dittrich. They had four sons: Donald Irwin Jr, Edwin W. Irwin, Howard A. Irwin and James M. Irwin - all of whom worked at L. H. Parke Co.< Less
"THEIR STORY" By An Irwin Family History Book
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The year 2016 is 100 years since the birth of Donald Irwin Jr. THIs book is the story OF THE MARRIAGE OF GLADYS ELIZABETH HERSHEY TO DONALD IRWIN JR.
HERSHEY FAMILY HISTORY By An Irwin Family History Book
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With the passing of sisters Gladys Hershey Irwin and Eleanore Hershey Gribbel, this 2013 updated book is about the Hershey family of Christian Hershey, the first Hershey to arrive in American in... More > 1709. Born in Switzerland in 1664, Christian and his family settled in what was to become Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The family line outlined in this book follows down from Christian Hershey, Benjamin Hershey, Christian Hershey, Isaac Hershey, Rev. Samuel Hershey, Samuel Harnish Hershey, and Samuel Mark Hershey. Also covered is the history of the Harnish Family of Lancaster - Martin Harnish, b. 1690; Jacob Harnish, b. about 1720; John Harnish, b. 1746; Jacob Harnish, b. 1773; and Elizabeth Harnish, b. 1806, who in 1829 married Rev. Samuel Hershey and the Bachman Family of Mary Bachman, the wife of Samuel Harnish Hershey, a son of Rev. Samuel Hershey. Noted are Samuel Mark Hershey born in 1884, Robert Landis Hershey born in 1902 and Samuel Franklin Hershey born in 1904. NEW ITEMS ADDED 5.1.2013.< Less

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