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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
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
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.
SMITH, CAMPBELL & EAGLES FAMILIES OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY By An Irwin Family History Book
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This updated 2013 book is about the ancestors of Helen May Smith who in 1910 married Samuel Mark Hershey. Helen's daughters were Eleanor Hershey Gribbel and Gladys Hershey Irwin. Helen's parents were... More > Charlotte (Campbell) and Howard A. Smith both of Newark, New Jersey. Howard was a well known bike builder in Newark. Charlotte parents were Charlotte (Eagles) and David Campbell. David Campbell was a very successful businessman in New Jersey during the period of 1840 to 1891. He also was the president of the Mount Tabor Camp Meeting for nearly ten years. David Campbell's life story is most interesting. Full details included on the Smith, Campbell and Eagles family lines< 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
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 sixty one page book is about the Hershey family of Christian Hershey, the first Hershey to arrive in... More > American in 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
THE CARROLL FAMILY OF MARYLAND By An Irwin Family History Book
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SEE PREVIEW - Book covers the history of the Carroll family of Annapolis, Maryland starting with Dr. Charles Carroll, born 1691 and his daughter, Mary Clare Carroll, born 1727. Also covers Nichols... More > Maccubbin Carroll, born 1751, Mary Clare Carroll, born 1796, Mary Clare Carroll Spence, born 1825, Olivia Patricia Macgill, born 1857, Emily Albert, born 1885, Rebecca Carroll Ligget, born 1915 and Rebecca Carroll Buck Irwin, born 1941. The full family histories of the families of both Daniel Buck and Robert Ligget, both of Philadelphia are also included.< 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