James Leroy Ervin

25 May 1903–6 July 1953 (Age 50)
Bismarck, Newell Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States

The Life of James Leroy

When James Leroy Ervin was born on 25 May 1903, in Bismarck, Newell Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States, his father, William Sherman Ervin, was 31 and his mother, Lula C. Wood, was 26. He lived in Ross Township, Vermilion, Illinois, United States in 1910 and Iroquois, Concord Township, Iroquois, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 6 July 1953, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 50.

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William Sherman Ervin
Lula C. Wood
Glen Wayne Ervin
Mary Cecil Ervin
James Leroy Ervin
Elsie Mae Ervin

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World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1905 · The Industrial Workers of the World

Age 2

The Industrial Workers of the World was founded after a convention was held by radical trade unionists from all over the United States who opposed the policies of the American Federation of Labor. The IWW opposed the American Federation of Labor's acceptance of capitalism and its refusal to include unskilled workers in craft unions. The convention took place on June 24 and was referred by the workers as the Industrial Congress or the Industrial Union Convention. The IWW aimed to promote worker solidarity in the revolutionary struggle to overthrow the employing class.

Age 14

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish, English, and Irish: variant spelling of Irvin .2 Americanized spelling of German Erwin .

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

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Sources (2)

  • Lee Irvin in household of William Irvin, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Ervin in household of William S Ervin, "United States Census, 1920"

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