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The IRVIN Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on IRVIN. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

No book in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte deals with this family although there is something on the Irwins.

There are 38 different first-name entries for Irvin in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the these names in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898) with one of them (with an identifiable Centre County connection) having a separate profile: J.G. Irvin (b. 1830, s/o John and Hannah Greene).

And, now, your ancestors' IRVIN neighbors in 1890:

In BOGGS Township:

Roland C., 45, retired--Roland

In COLLEGE Township:

Joseph G., 60, manufacturer--Oak Hall
	Jane

In FERGUSON Township:

Daniel, 36, farmer--Rock Springs
	Alice M.
	Annie M.
	Clarence L. 5
James B., 29, farmer--Penna Furnace
	Virginia
	Kent M.
	Andrew G.
Patterson, 73, retired--Penna Furnace
	Susan
	Julia G.
	Edward H. 9
Samuel P., 56--Penna Furnace
	Margery
	Edward L. 15
	Ralph R. 14

In HUSTON Township:

Daniel, 69, merchant--Julian
	Eliza I.
	William N. 27
	Edwin P. 24
	Lewis 21
	Alvina
	Alfred T. 12
	Charles A. 10
Henry, 69, retired--Julian
	Susan
	Laura 
	Bernice

In PHILIPSBURG Borough:

Frank, 19, clerk--Front St.
	Dorothy
	Hannah
William, 56, insurance
	Susanna

In RUSH Township:

Patterson, 40, laborer--Sandy Ridge
	Rachael
	David H. 11
	Oliver M. 7
Sheridan, 23, laborer--Philipsburg
	Barbara A.
William T., 33, laborer--Philipsburg
	Sarah E.
	John A. 14
	Edgar B. 12
	Orvis 8
	Harry 1

In SNOW SHOE Township:

Thomas, 28, miner--Snow Shoe

In SPRING Township:

James E., 28, engineer--Bellefonte
	Marion R.
	Hannah I.
	Mary E.
John, 56, laborer--Bellefonte
	Maria
Mary E.--Bellefonte
	William C. 23
	Lucy J.
	James 19
	Emma M.
	Mollie B.
	John B. 15
	Elmira
	George W. 9
	Annie O.
William P., 33, laborer--Pleasant Gap
	Elizabeth
	Mary B.
	Charles F. 7
	Archie T.
	Anna M.
	Wilbert W. 2

In UNION Township:

Mary R.--Fleming
Orvis I., 16--Fleming
Wilson, 64, farmer--Fleming
	Martha J.

In WORTH Township:

Archy, 34, farmer--Port Matilda
	Martie
	Mary
	Florence
	Mabel