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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
IRWIN - CLEMENT FAMILIES By An Irwin Family History Book
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This revised 101 page 2012 book is a history of the Irwin & Clement Families of Philadelphia. The book provides a great deal of information on Gregory Clement of London, England, and the families... More > of Samuel Mitchell Clement, Samuel Floyd Irwin and Robert F. Irwin, all of Philadelphia. The family of Samuel Clement, founder of Clementon, New Jersey and on his parents and grand parents. Also included is information on the families of Samuel Irwin, Samuel Clement Irwin, Donald Irwin and Edwin Floyd Irwin and on their mothers: Elizabeth Clement Irwin, Sarah Clement Irwin and on their sister Anna Clement Irwin, wife of Robert F. Irwin.< 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
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
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 is also included.< 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
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
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
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
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