BioA: Irvine, Mr./Mrs. W. S. (60th Anniv. 1931)
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----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 13 August 1931
Irvine, Mr./Mrs. W. S. (60th Anniv. - 1931)
Mr and Mrs. W. S. Irvine of Owen will celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of their wedding on Aug. 17. They are the parents of John J. Irvine, county clerk, and Dave Irvine of Milwaukee. Two other sons, Bertram and Caspar, are dead.
Mr. Irvine was prominently identified with the early life of Clark County, holding various public offices and representing his district in the state assembly. As a boy, Mr. Irvine worked on the Mississippi River and at 16 went across the plains to Salt Lake City in search of gold. He had many experiences with the Indians who were attacking the white travelers those days.
He was married in 1871 to Eliza Roscoe and took up farming in Beaver Township where he lived until 1914. For a time they lived at Loyal, later making their home at Owen. They are both in good health and Mrs. Irvine still attends to all her duties about the household.
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