WILLIAM H. IRVING
IRVING, WILLIAM H: Custodian; b New York, N Y Apr 16, 1877; s of William H Irving-Mary Jane Cameron; ed N Y Juvenile Asylum, 2 years; Ill Wes U 1893; m Julia Walpole June 27, 1907 Forest City; s William Walpole, Richard Cameron (dec 1930); orphaned when small boy; 1883 placed in N Y Juvenile Asylum; 1885-88 lived with Frederick Wiese, Humboldt Ill; 1888-90 worked on farms in Ind; 1890-1903 worked on farms in Ill; worked on various jobs in Matoon Ill; after service in Sp-Amer War, resided in Denver Colo to regain health; 1907-19 mechanic for CRI&P RR, Goodland Kas, later foreman; 1919-22 with CRI&P RR, Fairbury Neb; 1922-27 owner & opr welding shop, Atlantic, 1927-34 engr for Atlantic Laundry; 1934- custodian, King Apts, Atlantic; during Sp-Amer War enl in Co E 4th Ill vol inf, corp, later sgt; VFW, past state chaplain, past chaplain 7th dist, chaplain post 3415; AF&AM; Presby Ch, elder & trustee; Rep; hobbies: movies, woodwork; res King Apartments, Atlantic.
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From "Who's Who in Iowa," by Iowa Press Association, Des Moines: Iowa Press Association, 1940, pg. 198.