William Alexander Radcliff Irving

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

The Life 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 Tupper, was 36. He married Georgina Mae Lavers in 1920, in Scotsburn, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada 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, Canada.

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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

Scotsburn, Pictou, Nova Scotia, Canada



    David Gordon Irving


    Hellen Elizabeth Irving


    Benvie Mercer Irving


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+7 More Children

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: habitational name from Irving in Dumfries and Galloway region, which has the same origin as Irvine , with which it has become inextricably confused.

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

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  • William Alexander Irving, "Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877"
  • William Alexander Irving, "Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877"
  • Wm Alex Irving, "Nova Scotia Births, 1864-1877"

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