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L. H. PARKE COMPANY VINTAGE COFFEE, TEA & SPICE TINS By An Irwin Family History Book
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In this 85 page, full color book, the background of L. H. Parke Company will be told by reviewing some of their products that were manufactured and packaged over 100 plus years ago. In 1888 L. H.... More > Parke Company was established as a seller of coffee, tea and spices. This booklet shows some of their early products and the tins that held the products. The company reached a peak in the 1950s and early 1960s when it expanded to five locations - Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Washington, DC, Richmond and Albany, NY. In 1961 the company was sold to Consolidated Foods and merged into Monarch Foods. Book is in full color.< 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
CLEMENT FAMILY OF WEST NEW JERSEY AND PHILADELPHIA, PA By An Irwin Family History Book
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THE CLEMENT FAMILY OF WEST NEW JERSEY AND PHILADELPHIA reviews the history of Gregory Clement of London born in 1613, James Clement born 1638, Jacob Clement born 1678, Samuel Clement born 1701,Samuel... More > Clement born 1731, Samuel Clement born 1765, Robert W.Clement born 1808 and Samuel M. Clement born 1838 along with his daughters Elizabeth, Sarah and Anna Clement. Additionally discussed is Samuel Floyd Irwin and his brother, Robert F. Irwin.< Less
IRWIN & HERSHEY HISTORY By An Irwin Family History Book
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THIS 332 page updated March 9, 2010 book is a HISTORY OF THE ANCESTORS OF DONALD IRWIN JR AND HIS WIFE, GLADYS E. HERSHEY. The book covers the life of Samuel Irwin, Samuel Floyd Irwin, Donald Irwin... More > and Donald Irwin Jr. plus Gregory Clement of London, Samuel Clement of New Jersey, Samuel Mitchell Clement of Philadelphia and the Hershey family of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Extensive review of the live of Christian Hershey, Rev. Samuel Hershey, Samuel Harnish Hershey, Samuel Mark Hershey and the Harnish family. The Dittrich family of Prussia and Philadelphia is reviewed including Christian Charles Dittrich. The family of David Campbell of Mount Tabor and Newark, New Jersey is reviewed.< Less
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
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
IRWIN-HARRISONS-WHITNEY, INC. By An Irwin Family History Book
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An up dated 2016 book about Irwin-Harrisons-Whitney,Inc.,a "World Wide Tea Organization with Twenty Locations around the Globe." In 1884 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the tea importing... More > partnership of Irwin & McBride was founded by Andrew P. Irwin and Robert F Irwin, two sons of Elizabeth and Samuel Irwin. The company later became IRWIN-HARRISONS-WHITNEY,INC., the largest corporation of its type in the United States during the inter war years. Between 1900 and 1940 Irwin-Harrisons-Whitney was the largest exporter of tea from Japan and the largest importer of tea into the United States. Samuel Irwin taught his sons all there was to know about the tea business. After the Civil War where Samuel lost his right arm due to a battle wound, he return to Philadelphia and established a pushcart business selling coffees, teas and other food products to support his growing family.< Less
DITTRICH & ALLEN FAMILIES OF PHILADELPHIA By An Irwin Family History Book
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This October 2012 book covers the ancestral families of Jessie (Dittrich) Irwin, the wife of Donald Irwin. They were the parents of Donald Irwin Jr., Edwin W. Irwin, Howard A. Irwin and James M.... More > Irwin. Charles C. Dittrich came to Philadelphia in 1850 from Prussia where his father had been a famous general in the Prussian army. Jessie's father, James A. Dittrich, in 1888 married Mary Holt Allen. Mary's ancestor, William Allin, arrived in Rhode Island from England in 1660. Later John Allen (1747-1813) was in the Revolutionary War. The book covers many generations of both the Dittrich and Allen families of Jessie Dittrich Irwin.< 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.
IRWIN FAMILY TREE - EIGHT GENERATIONS By An Irwin Family History Book
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This 2016 annual issue has updated listings of EIGHT generations of the descendants of Elizabeth (Floyd) and Samuel Irwin family in America from 1801 to 2016. The book includes details on the... More > families of Samuel Floyd Irwin and his sons Samuel Clement Irwin, Donald Irwin and Rev. Edwin Floyd Irwin and families of Wm. P. M. Irwin, A. P. Irwin and R. F. Irwin. Also included is the only known picture of Samuel Irwin from the U.S. Military records of Samuel service during the Civil War. Additional details on L. H. Parke Company and Irwin-Harrisons-Whitney, Inc.< Less