Wednesday, February 28, 2007



Lewis Irwin was the son of Henry Irwin (November 12, 1813 – February 9, 1885) and Elizabeth Peterson Irwin of Allegheny PA, an old Pennsylvania family.

His sister Maria Irwin was the wife of SFF&HC member Henry Holdship.

His sister Anne Katherine (Kate) Irwin was the wife of SSF&HC member David Nevin Rankin.

Lewis Irwin was involved in the oil trading business. In 1865 a firm involving Henry Holdship was reorganized as Holdship & Irwin, Mr. Holdship taking into partnership his brother-in-law, Lewis Irwin. This association continued until I886, when ill health required Mr. Holdship to retire...

Lewis Irwin was a director of the Iron City National Bank.

Lewis Irwin was part of the Enterprise Base Ball Club, organized 1865, and served as its vice president. (Note John Irwin also among its directors).

Lewis Irwin married Emma Riddle.
Their Longfellow, Alden and Harlow designed home was located at 805 Western Avenue (now numbered 825 Western, at Irwin Avenue), Allegheny, Pa. The home was built in 1887 and includes stables. (Per “Architecture after Richardson”).

Their children include the following…

Gertrude Irwin ()

Ida Irwin (); Married Arthur Bacon Jones; lived in [] in Versailles, Pa.


David King Irwin (); married Mary Baggeley; they lived on Kentucky Avenue, Pittsburgh.

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