Biography of Earl E. Irvin
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Earl E. Irvin, who is proprietor of the Earl E. Irvin Machine Company, 282 North Diamond Street, is recognized as one of the dependable business men of Mansfield. He was born at Zanesville, Muskingum County, Ohio, Nov. 2, 1875, the son of Isaac and Frances (Snide) Irvin.

Isaac Irvin was born in Zanesville, Ohio, and his wife was a native of Dresden, Ohio. He was a carpenter in early life and became successful as a building contractor. At the time of his death in 1884 he was engaged in construction work for the Pennsylvania Railroad Company at Urichsville, Ohio. Mr. Irvin went west during the gold rush in 1849 but later returned to Ohio. He was a Democrat, a member of the Baptist Church, and Independent Order of Odd Fellows. His wife died in 1926. Both are buried at Zanesville. Their children were: Earl E., the subject of this sketch; Charles, lives at Zanesville; Frank and Mamie, both deceased.

The education of Earl E. Irvin was received in the public schools of Zanesville, Ohio, and following his graduation from high school he was employed by the Union Machine Company, of Zanesville, as a machinist. He became a journeyman and followed his trade in various places throughout Ohio and Pennsylvania. In 1907 Mr. Irvin came to Mansfield, where he was employed by the Seneca Chain Company. Later, he became associated with the Aultman-Taylor Machinery Company, in charge of the testing of machinery. He traveled throughout the United States, Canada, and Cuba, in the interests of this company as a service man, and in 1924 returned to Mansfield and established the Earl E. Irvin Machine Company. While Mr. Irvin does general machine repair work, he is recognized as a specialist in tractor work. His plant also manufactures various machine parts.

In 1897 Mr. Irvin was united in marriage with Miss Bertha McLaughlin, the daughter of John and Alma McLaughlin, of Caldwell, Ohio. Mr. McLaughlin is deceased and his widow lives with her daughter, Mrs. Irvin. Mr. and Mrs. Irvin have no children.

Mr. Irvin is identified with the Democratic party in politics and holds membership in St. Luke's Lutheran Church. He is affiliated with Mansfield Lodge F. & A. M. No. 35, Mansfield Chapter It. A. M. No. 28, Mansfield Council, R. & S. M. M. No. 94, and Mansfield Commandery K. T. No. 21. He also belongs to the Chamber of Commerce.

From:
History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931


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