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EDWIN LEVI IRISH

Edwin Levi Irish
DOB: Apr 06, 1857 - Maine
DOD: May 29, 1948 - Seattle Wa.
Married

November, 1877
Appleton, MA

Sarah Jane Pelton
DOB: Jul 30, 1858 - Appleton, MA
DOD: Dec 31, 1926 - Seattle, Wa

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1857

April 06, 1857, Maine - Date of Birth

    Third child of Levi and Lydia (Calderwood) Irish

1877

April 6, 1877 - 20th Birthday

November, 1877, Appleton, MA -

    Married Sara Jane Pelton(b.Jul 30, 1858 Appleton, MA d.Dec 31, 1926 Seattle, WA) - daughter of Washington and Abbie Brown Pelton

1878

April 6, 1878 - 21st Birthday

? 28, 1878, Appleton, MA -

    Birth of First child - Walter Irish (died as an infant)

1880

April 6, 1880 - 23rd Birthday

April 18, 1880, Appleton, MA -

    Birth of Second Child child - Amby Irish (died 1903) Amby, age 23, was killed while working in the Mill at Equality Colony, Washington. He was "crushed by a log because he did not have the presence of mind to release the gear lever of the bull wheel". He was buried in the Equality Cemetery.

Date Unknown

Moved to Grey Eagle, Todd County, Minnesota

1983

April 6, 1883 - 26th Birthday

July 31, 1883, Grey Eagle, MN -

    Birth of Third child - Abby Maude Irish (d. Jul 16, 1920, Port Angeles, Clallam Cty, WA)

1986

April 6, 1886 - 29th Birthday

December 6, 1886, Grey Eagle, MN -

    Birth of Fourth child - Blanche Lydia Irish (d.Jul 31, 1979 Seattle, WA)

Date Unknown

Moved back to Maine

1892

April 6, 1892 - 35th Birthday

April 19, 1892, Maine -

    Birth of Fifth child - Homer Irish

1892

April 6, 1896 - 39th Birthday

December 10, 1896, Maine -

    Birth of Sixth child - Gladys Irish (d. Abt. 1971)

Early March 1898

Ed Irish and his family were members of the first major body of colonist to settle in Skagit County, Washington State to become a part of the Equality Colony .

The family traveled by a "special train" through eastern Canada crossing back into the United States working westward, picking up prospective colonist along the way.

1901

April 6, 1901 - 44th Birthday

Feb 06, 1901, Mt. Vernon, WA

    Birth of Seventh child - Gertrude M. Irish (d.Abt. 1983)

1902

April 6, 1902 - 45th Birthday

1902 -

    It is written that in 1902 Ed Irish took his family to Blanchard when the first mill there began to operate.

    However, a 1904-1905 Equality School List shows the Irish children in attendance.

    It is unknown exactly when the family left the Colony and ultimately purchased their final home in Glendale, WA. (8th South - At that time it was located just outside the Seattle, WA city limits. However, it has since become an actual part of Seattle.)

1929

April 6, 1929 - 77th Birthday

December 31, 1929, Seattle, WA -

    Death of wife - Sarah Jane Pelton Irish

1948

April 6, 1948 - 91st Birthday

May 29, 1948, Seattle, WA - Date of Death

Family Photo Album
Equality Colony
Irish Family Tree

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