Rev. William Richards Irish

Male 1841 - 1921  (80 years)


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  • Name William Richards Irish  [1
    Title Rev. 
    Born 2 Jan 1841  Perryville, Madison Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Obituary Rev. William R. Irish

    Rev. William R. Irish died at his home in Baraboo, Thursday, October 6, in the 82nd year of his age. Rev. Irish suffered a stroke of paralysis while attending the Annual Conference at Viroqua the first of September.

    Rev. Irish served a number of prominent pulpits in the West Wisconsin Conference and was the pastor of the church in this city from 1876 to 1879 and he continued his residence in Mauston while he was Presiding Elder of the Portage District so that some of his children spent much of their childhood and youth in this city.

    Three sons and three daughters survive him, all of whom were with him in his last sickness and death. Rev. Irish was twice married and is also survived by his wife.

    Funeral services were held in the First Methodist church in Baraboo, Saturday a.m. at 10 o'clock. Rev. W. W. Moore, D. D., pastor of the Baraboo church, Rev. E. C. Dixon, D. D., of the First Church in La Crosse, and Rev. R. A. Barnes, former District Superintendent, spoke of his life and work. The Conference Quartet sang a number of selections. There were 22 ministers of the Conference in attendance.

    The burial was in the Baraboo cemetery and the Masonic fraternity, of which Rev. Irish had long been a member, took charge of the service at the grave.

    --Mauston Star [Mauston, Juneau Co. WI], Thursday October 13, 1921  
    Occupation Circuit Rider for the Methodist Church in WI 
    Book Reference 1036  
    Died 31 Oct 1921  Baraboo, Sauk Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Walnut Hill Cemetery, Baraboo, Sauk Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From: Joe Travis
      W. L. reports the brothers - Rev. William R. Irish and Rev. Joseph E. Irish, are 3rd cousins through their great, great, grandfather, Ebenezer Britton. Perhaps I'm reading it wrong, but it appears that it is the wives of William and Joseph that are the 3rd cousins - (descendants of Ebenezer Britton) - see notes on wives.

      From 1880 Census
      Census Place La Crosse, La Crosse, Wisconsin
      Family History Library Film 1255432
      NA Film Number T9-1432
      Page Number 543C

      William R. IRISH Self M Male W 39 NY Methodist Pastor ENGLAND NY
      Martha IRISH Wife M Female W 39 IL Keeps House ENGLAND ENGLAND
      Cora IRISH Dau S Female W 20 WI At Home NY IL
      Josephine IRISH Dau S Female W 18 WI At Home NY IL
      Lila IRISH Dau S Female W 14 WI At School NY IL
      James IRISH Son S Male W 12 WI At School NY IL
      Gilbert IRISH Son S Male W 7 WI At School NY IL
      Lutha IRISH Dau S Female W 4 WI NY IL

      Is last entry Lutha or Luther?
    Person ID I00336  Irish
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2010 

    Father David Irish,   b. 15 Jan 1801, Little Compton, Newport Co., RI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1857, Sextonville, Richland Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Edna Richards,   b. 11 May 1800,   d. 4 May 1876  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 2 Mar 1827 
    Family ID F0207  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Martha M. Banks,   b. 17 Jun 1840, IL Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1881, Hammond, St. Croix Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years) 
    Married 30 Jan 1859 
    Children 
    +1. Cora Melinda Irish,   b. 10 Dec 1860, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1938  (Age 77 years)
    +2. Mary Josephine Irish,   b. 11 Mar 1862, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1949  (Age 86 years)
    +3. Anna Leila Irish,   b. 26 Nov 1866, Sextonville, Richland Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1923, Platteville, Grant Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +4. James William Irish,   b. 17 Mar 1868, Big Springs, Adams Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1942, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +5. Gilbert Haven Irish,   b. 17 Jun 1872, Sextonville, Richland Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1946  (Age 73 years)
    +6. Luther Brunson Irish,   b. 19 Oct 1876, Sextonville, Richland Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jan 1951, Baraboo, Sauk Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    Family ID F0128  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Isa M. Phelps,   b. 25 Jun 1853,   d. 28 Apr 1939  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 28 Sep 1882 
    Children 
    +1. Martha Leone Irish,   b. 27 Oct 1883
     2. Hettie M. Irish,   b. 24 Feb 1885,   d. 19 Feb 1910  (Age 24 years)
    Family ID F0206  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Jan 1841 - Perryville, Madison Co., NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 31 Oct 1921 - Baraboo, Sauk Co., WI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Walnut Hill Cemetery, Baraboo, Sauk Co., WI Link to Google Earth
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  • Headstones
    Rev. William Richards Irish
    Rev. William Richards Irish

  • Sources 
    1. [S007136] Descendants of John Irish 1629-1963, Willis L. Irish.