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SAMUEL IRWIN and THE CIVIL WAR By An Irwin Family History Book
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SAMUEL IRWIN, 1830 -1894, enlisted during the Civil War in the Army of the United States on August 21, 1862 at the age of 32 years. He spent time as a prisoner of war and caught typhoid while in a... More > southern prison. Samuel was wounded twice in battles, first shot in the neck and if the mini ball had been an inch or two in a different direction, he would have been killed instantly. The second time during the Third Battle of Winchester, Virginia, he was shot in the arm and almost lost his life in the process if the arm had not been removed. THIRD BATTLE OF WINCHESTER, VIRGINIA - Because of its size, intensity, serious casualties among the general officers on both sides, and its result, many historians consider the battle the most important conflict of the Shenandoah Valley, Virginia. This book contains the only known CIVIL WAR PICTURE of SAMUEL IRWIN..< 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, two sons of Samuel Irwin. The company later became... More > IRWIN-HARRISONS-WHITNEY,INC., 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. 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. This Irwin Family History Book was revised in 2015.< Less
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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