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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
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
An Irwin Family History Book By An Irwin Family History Book
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This 134 page short book is a two hundred year history, (1801 - 2014), of the Samuel Irwin (1830 - 1894) and Samuel Floyd Irwin (1857 - 1937) families of Philadelphia. Also included are the families... More > of Donald Irwin (1891 - 1973) and Donald Irwin Jr. (1916 - 2002). Other families noted are: Floyd family of Philadelphia, Clement family of Philadelphia, Dittrich family of Philadelphia, Allen family of Rhode Island,Hershey family of Mount Joy & Lancaster, PA, Bachman family of Mount Joy, PA, and the Smith and Campbell families of Newark, NJ. The following companies were reviewed: L. H. Parke Company and Irwin - Harrisons - Whitney, Inc.< 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
SAMUEL IRWIN By An Irwin Family History Book
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This book is about Samuel Irwin, founder of our Irwin family line in America. He was born in Ireland in 1830 and came to America in 1852. Leaving his wife, Elizabeth Floyd, and two children, Samuel... More > enlisted in the Army during the Civil War to fight for his new country. Wounded twice, Samuel's left arm was removed to save his life. After the war Samuel restarted his small provision, push cart coffee, tea and spice business. His five sons started two businesses that became in time highly successful. Irwin-Harrisons-Whitney, Inc. and L. H. Parke Company. The children of Elizabeth and Samuel were Samuel Floyd Irwin, Andrew P. Irwin, Robert F. Irwin, William P. M. Irwin and John M. Irwin. The sons of Samuel Floyd Irwin were Samuel Clement Irwin, Donald Irwin and Edwin Floyd Irwin. Samuel F. Irwin and Robert F. Irwin married three sisters of Samuel M. Clement. Additional information on the Samuel M. Clement family and on the Charles C. Dittrich family.< 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
SAMUEL IRWIN, Civil War Original Military Records By An Irwin Family History Book
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Softback, updated 2013 book re: Samuel Irwin of Philadelphia serviced in the Union Army during the Civil War from 1862 to 1865. This book covers his wartime service along with copies of his original... More > Military Records.< Less
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
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
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