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Movember – William Irwin – Newdale, Manitoba -52 Ancestors

November 17, 2014

William Irwin of Newdale, Manitoba.

One of my many moustachioed ancestors – William Irwin, born 1850 in Darlington, Ontario to James Irwin and Mary Jane Moffat.

William, with his wife Janet Carmichael and their daughter Minne, migrated to Newdale, Manitoba in the 1880s.

William died accidentally in 1918.

Sudden Death of Wm. Irwin, Newdale

Newdale, Man., Jan. 31–William Irwin, one of Newdale’s oldest settlers, met an untimely end here this afternoon. He was working on a ladder fixing some electric wiring when for some unknown reason he fell. No one saw him fall, and when found he was unconscious and badly chilled. He lived for three hours after being found, but did not regain consciousness. Mr. Irwin was a retired farmer and of late years had been buying and selling grain. Besides his widow, he leaves one son, Charles, of Newdale, and two daughters, Mrs. J. W. Scott, of Newdale, and Mrs. Alex. Drummond of Balcarres, Sask. This is the fourth accidental death here in two months.

Manitoba Free Press, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, Friday, 1 February, 1918, page 4,

Mrs. James Walter Scott – Amy Estella Irwin – was my grandmother.

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