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Parke's Blue Point Trading Stamps & Premium Catalogues By An Irwin Family History Book
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L. H. Parke & Co. was established in 1889 in Philadelphia as a manufacturer and distributor of fine foods including coffees, teas, extracts, and spices. Later canned foods were added. Around 1895... More > the company began offering their own style of Trading Stamps and Premiums to customers who purchased Parke's products in local grocery stories in Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey. In 1904 a branch office and warehouse was opened in Pittsburgh where Trading Stamps and Premiums were also available. This book covers these business activities in detail. Parke's Blue Point Trading Stamps & Premium Catalogues were one of the early Trading Stamp programs in the United States. This Parke book is one of many books on L. H. Parke Company printed by Lulu.com and published by "An Irwin Family History Book". Please click on the Author heading on this page under the book's title. Book is in full color as of July 15, 2014.< Less
L. H. PARKE COMPANY "Pushcart to a Multi-Million Dollar Corporation" By An Irwin Family History Book
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This 2012 updated, black and white, 138 page, soft cover edition is a 7.5 x 7.5 inch square book with over 150 pictures of various products of L. H. Parke Company and many of the company's... More > advertising items and customer give away promotional items. L. H. Parke & Co. was founded by partners William P. M. Irwin and Louis H. Parke. The company was merged in 1962 into Monarch Foods. At the time of the sale the company was headquartered in Philadelphia with offices and warehouses in Pittsburgh, Washington DC, Richmond, VA and Albany, New York. The company was famous for its coffee, tea, spices and "Packed to Order" canned good. Most products shown were from 1890s to the 1950s. Pictured and discussed are Donald Irwin, Donald Irwin Jr. and James M. Irwin. The book also has a short history on Irwin-Harrisons-Whitney, Inc. a world wide importer and exporter of tea with over 20 locations around the world during the 1920s and 1930s. Andrew P. Irwin and his brother, Robert F. Irwin are noted.< 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 - all of whom worked at L. H. Parke Co.< Less
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
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 parents were Charlotte (Campbell) and Howard A. Smith both of Newark, New Jersey.... More > 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
IRWIN-HARRISONS-WHITNEY, INC. By An Irwin Family History Book
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In 1884 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania the tea importing partnership of Irwin & McBride was founded by Andrew P. Irwin and Robert F. Irwin. The company later became IRWIN-HARRISONS-WHITNEY,INC.,... More > the largest corporation of its type in the United States during the inter war years with over 20 locations around the globe. 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. This Irwin Family History Book was revised in 2013.< 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
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.
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

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