Robert Bruce Irving

11 June 1921–24 April 1965 (Age 43)
Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States

The Life of Robert Bruce

When Robert Bruce Irving was born on 11 June 1921, in Montpelier, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, his father, John Leo Irving, was 33 and his mother, Estelle M Miles, was 25. He married Lois Arlene Bishop on 23 March 1950, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. He lived in Pocatello, Bannock, Idaho, United States in 1930 and Ashton Election Precinct, Fremont, Idaho, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1942. He died on 24 April 1965, in Lewiston, Nez Perce, Idaho, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Ashton, Fremont, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Bruce Irving
Lois Arlene Bishop
Marriage: 23 March 1950

Spouse and Children

23 March 1950
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Age 2

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
1923 · President Harding visits Utah to get to know the people.

Age 2

President Warren G. Harding's visited Utah as part of a broader tour of the western United States designed to bring him closer to the people and their conditions. After Speaking at Liberty Park, the president went to the Hotel Utah where he met with President Heber J. Grant and talked to him about the history of the church.
1933 · Lone Cedar Tree Monument

Age 12

The Lone Cedar Tree is a historical monument located near downtown Salt Lake City and was the location of the only tree growing in the valley in 1847, when early pioneers arrived in the valley. The Daughters of Utah Pioneers erected the monument to honor the Mormon heritage and history of Salt Lake City.

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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Story Highlight

Memories of my Dad...Written by John Irving and Carolyn Jepson

Yesterday was Dad (or for some Grandpa's) birthday. Dad would have turned 95! He has been gone for 51 years; and was almost 44 years old at the time of his death. While I was only 14 when he died, the …

Sources (3)

  • Robert Bruce Irving in household of Edith Irving, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Robert Bruce Irving, "Utah, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records, 1914-1960"
  • Robert Irving in household of Henry Phillips, "United States Census, 1940"

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