William Alexander Radcliff Irving

21 May 1876–18 August 1945 (Age 69)
New Glasgow, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life Summary of William Alexander Radcliff

When William Alexander Radcliff Irving was born on 21 May 1876, in New Glasgow, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Christopher Irving, was 48 and his mother, Margaret White Tupper, was 36. He married Georgina Mae Lavers in 1920, in Scotsburn, Pictou, Nova Scotia, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Nova Scotia, Canada in 1876 and Pictou, Nova Scotia, British Colonial America in 1876. He died on 18 August 1945, in New Glasgow, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 69, and was buried in Scotsburn, Pictou, Nova Scotia, British Colonial America.

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William Alexander Radcliff Irving
Georgina Mae Lavers
Marriage: 1920
Burns MacLean Irving
David Gordon Irving
Hellen Elizabeth Irving
Benvie Mercer Irving

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1920Scotsburn, Pictou, Nova Scotia, British Colonial America
  • Children


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    World Events (3)

    1909 · First Canadian Flight
    Age 33
    The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.
    1921 · Racing Schooner Launched
    Age 45
    The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.
    1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed
    Age 69
    On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish: variant of Irvine .History: The writer Washington Irving (1783–1859), who wrote the stories ‘Rip Van Winkle’ and ‘The Legend of Sleepy Hollow’, was born in NY. His father was Deacon William Irving (from a family also recorded as Irvine), who came to NY in 1763 from Orkney, Scotland, a former British packet officer, a patriot during the Revolution, and a successful merchant.

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

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    Sources (12)

    • William Alexander Irving, "Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877"
    • Willie Irving in household of Christopher Irving, "Canada Census, 1881"
    • William Radcliffe Irving, "Nova Scotia Marriages, 1907-1932"

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