Robert Sylvester Irving

Male2 May 1880–February 1949

Brief Life History of Robert Sylvester

When Robert Sylvester Irving was born on 2 May 1880, in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Thomas Henry Irving, was 30 and his mother, Viola Miller, was 26. He married Elizabeth Miller on 9 January 1899, in Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States in 1920. He died in February 1949, in Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Green Ridge Cemetery, Kenosha, Kenosha, Wisconsin, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Sylvester Irving
1880–1949
Elizabeth Miller
1878–1925
Marriage: 9 January 1899
Melvin Theodore Irving
1899–1988
Lester Hasell Irving
1903–1970

Sources (14)

  • Robert Irving, "Wisconsin State Census, 1905"
  • Unknown, "Wisconsin Births and Christenings, 1826-1926"
  • Robert S Irving, "Wisconsin Marriages, 1836-1930"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    9 January 1899Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 1

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

    Age 3

    A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 20

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    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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