James Walter Irish

Male 1834 - 1923  (88 years)


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  • Name James Walter Irish  [1
    Born 17 Oct 1834  Erie Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Obituary Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday, 03/23/1923

    Irish, James (17 Oct. 1834 - 15 March 1923)

    James Irish died at the home of his son Clarence Irish in this city, Thursday night, March 15, 1923, aged 88 years and 5 months.

    Deceased was born in Erie County, New York, Oct. 17, 1834. He came to Minnesota in 1861 and settled near Rochester. Later he lived in Wisconsin and made several moves back and forth between the two states. Eight years ago he came here to make his home with his son and has lived here ever since. He was married at Waupaca, Wis., Jan., 1855 to Miss Betsy Forbes. To them were born six children, five of whom are living, Clarence Irish of Neillsville, Mrs. James Carter of Shortville, Walter Irish of Wadena, Minn., Earl Irish and Mrs. E. B. Harvey both of Rochester, Minn. He leaves also 17 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. His first wife died 28 years ago. Some years later he married again and the second wife had been death twelve years.

    Mr. Irish was a man of fine qualities of character, living up to the principles of Christianity and morality in all his dealings with his fellow men. He was a member of the Christian Church of Rochester, Minn.

    The funeral was held at the home Saturday forenoon, Rev. G. W. Longenecker officiating, and the remains were taken to Rochester for burial.  
    Book Reference 11152  
    Died 15 Mar 1923  Neillsville, Clark Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Rochester, Olmsted Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • From 1880 Census
      Census Place Pine Island, Goodhue, Minnesota
      Family History Library Film 1254621
      NA Film Number T9-0621
      Page Number 432B
      James W. IRISH Self M Male W 45 OH Tanner --- ---
      Betsey IRISH Wife M Female W 39 VT Keeping House --- ---
      Ruth IRISH Dau S Female W 23 WI At Home OH VT
      Walter IRISH Son S Male W 20 WI Farm Laborer OH VT
      Fannie IRISH Dau S Female W 19 MN At Home OH VT
      Clarence IRISH Son S Male W 13 MN At Home OH VT
      Earl IRISH Son S Male W 2 MN At Home OH VT


      References:
      Notes of Mrs. Bernice (Irish) Carter, 1618 Badger St., LACrosse, Wisconsin
      Notes of Mrs. Edna V. Pengra, 1111-3rd Avenue, Longview, Washington
      Notes of Ervin Irish, 580 West County Road B., St. Paul, Minnesota
      Notes of Mrs. Blanche (Irish) Parker, Pine Island, Minnesota
      Notes of Mrs. Ethel Kuhn, Route #4, Neillsville, Wisconsin
      P. 806. Vol. 2, History of Dakota and Goodhue Counties, Minnesota
    Person ID I01597  Irish
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2011 

    Father Joseph L. Irish,   b. Abt 1796, Peru, Clinton Co., NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1873, Pine Island, Goodhue Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Mother Sophia (Irish),   b. Abt 1796, VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jun 1873, Farmington Township, MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Family ID F0862  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Betsey Forbes,   b. 6 Nov 1840, Manchester, Bennington Co., VT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1894, Rochester, Olmsted Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 26 Jan 1855  Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Ruth Ann Irish,   b. 10 Jul 1856, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1934, Rochester, Olmsted Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +2. Walter James Irish,   b. 11 Feb 1858, Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1925, Plevena, Fallon Co., MT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +3. Fannie Irish,   b. 19 Jul 1861, Rochester, Olmsted Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Feb 1935, Neillsville, Clark Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +4. Clarence Irish,   b. 1 Feb 1867, Rochester, Olmsted Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Apr 1937, Neillsville, Clark Co., WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. Earl L. Irish,   b. 9 May 1878, Pine Island, Goodhue Co., MN Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1953  (Age 75 years)
    Family ID F0137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 17 Oct 1834 - Erie Co., NY Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 26 Jan 1855 - Waupaca, Waupaca Co., WI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Mar 1923 - Neillsville, Clark Co., WI Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rochester, Olmsted Co., MN Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S007136] Descendants of John Irish 1629-1963, Willis L. Irish.