William James Irwin

4 October 1898–
Danville, Richmond, Quebec, Canada

The Life of William James

When William James Irwin was born on 4 October 1898, in Danville, Richmond, Quebec, Canada, his father, Israel Jared Irwin, was 32 and his mother, Edith Estella Andrews, was 31. He married Edith Luella Lodge on 19 March 1919, in Compton, Quebec, Canada.

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William James Irwin
Edith Luella Lodge
Marriage: 19 March 1919

Spouse and Children

19 March 1919
Compton, Quebec, Canada

Parents and Siblings



    Elmer Bertran Irwin


    Lena May Irwin


    Charles Jared Irwin


    Violet Edith Irwin



World Events (4)

1980 · Sovereignty-Association Defeated 60% to 40%

Age 82

The Quebec independence referendum was the first in Quebec and was called by PQ government which advocated secession from Canada. Another one would happen 1995.

Age 84

Canada Act is passed. The United Kingdom transfers final legal powers over Canada. The country adopts its new constitution, which includes a charter of rights.
1995 · Second Sovereignty-Association Defeated

Age 97

This was the second attempt since 1980 at becoming a sovereign province with economic and political partnership between Quebec and the rest of Canada. This was defeated similarly to the first time they tried.

Name Meaning

1 Northern Irish, Scottish, and English: variant of Irvin .2 English: from the Middle English personal name Irwyn, Erwyn, or Everwyn, Old English Eoforwine, composed of the elements eofor ‘wild boar’ + wine ‘friend’.3 From the Welsh personal name Urien ( see Uren ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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