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IRVINE, Samuel died 1894


Posted By: S. Ferrall - IAGenWeb volunteer
Date: 1/12/2022 at 16:58:07

Sam Irvine, son of the notorious Mary Ann Irvine, who was a terror here-abouts for a long time, but for years past residing in the vicinity of Sioux Falls, S. Dak., where she continued her evil doing until overtaken by death, was shot and killed by Constable Jackson, of Montrose, S.D., New Year's day.

Sam had been arrested and placed in the city jail at Montrose. He made several unsuccessful attempts to break out and afterward undertook to club the constable with the result that he was shot twice, which caused his death in a few hours.

Irvine was considered a dangerous man by all who knew him and he had served a term in the penitentiary for killing one man. The coroner's jury in the matter has rendered a verdict of justifiable homicide.

~Allamakee Journal, Lansing, Wednesday, January 10, 1894; pg 4

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Related article:
From the Lansing Journal, Wednesday, April 26, 1882:
Sunday's St. Paul 'Pioneer Press' contains the following special dispatch, dated Sioux Falls, April 22 ...
"In the district court here, Thursday, the case of the Territory of Dakota vs. Samuel Irvine, for assault with intent to kill, was tried. The jury rendered a verdict of guilty of the offence charged in the indictment. The prisoner will be sentenced to not less than one nor more than two years in the penitentiary. Irvine shot Winfield S. Gage in April, 1880,, while having an altercation with him and others, concerning the possession of a house."

The Irvine above referred to was one of a family of hard citizens of that name who formerly resided and yet own property in this city, and was in reality the best behaved one of the crowd while resident here. But it seems that his inherent deviltry got the better of him out there and he is to receive his just deserts for the crime committed.

Whatever sympathy there may be in this community for Sam, there would be none were his old termagant of a mother to receive the sentence in his stead.

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Notes: He was the son of Hugh J. & Mary Ann Irvine, the father having died in the Civil War. He had 3 siblings who were sent to the Orphans' Home in Davenport by their mother in the 1860's. For more about the Irvine siblings and Mary Ann Irvine, see their entry on the Allamakee co. Orphan's page ... link below.

Irvine siblings

Allamakee Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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