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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
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
Elizabeth & Samuel Irwin, "Founders of Our Irwin Family Line in America" By An Irwin Family History Book
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Samuel Irwin was born 187 years ago in 1830 in Northern Ireland and came to America in 1852. Later in 1856 he married Elizabeth Floyd. Samuel was in the Civil War and was wounded two times. He... More > lost his right arm when he was wounded at the Third Battle of Winchester, VA on September 19. 1864. Upon his return to his family, he restarted his pushcart business in Philadelphia selling coffees and teas house to house. Elizabeth and Samuel had 7 children. The five boys started two businesses (Irwin-Harrisons & Whitney, Inc. and L. H. Parke Company) that by the early 1900s were highly successful. The oldest son was Samuel Floyd Irwin and he had three sons: Samuel Clement Irwin, Donald Irwin and Edwin Floyd Irwin. Other sons of Elizabeth and Samuel Irwin were Andrew P. Irwin, Robert Forsythe Irwin, William P. M. Irwin and John M. Irwin. This book is a 2017 updated book with lots of new facts and pictures including a hospital Civil War picture of Samuel Irwin.< Less
Elizabeth & Samuel Irwin, Founder of Our Irwin Family Line in America By An Irwin Family History Book
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CASEWRAP- HARD BACK SPECIAL ADDITION BOOK of Elizabeth & Samuel Irwin, Founders of Our Irwin Family Line in America. Updated. 2017 book with new Irwin DNA results plus a full review of the birth... More > place in Ireland of Samuel Irwin (1830 - 1894). Additionally 1865 Civil War hospital picture of Samuel Irwin after the amputation of his right arm from being wounded in an 1864 battle. Picture included of the actual bullet that caused the wound.< 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