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William Harvey (AKA W. H.) IRWIN

Greenfield Cemetery
Highland County,
Ohio

William Harvey (known as W. H.) Irwin, Esq. (born October 12, 1832) gained public recognition as a well-known attorney in the Greenfield, Ohio area who participated in the defense of the bold and determined ladies of the famous anti-saloon escapade of July 10, 1865 by removing barrels of whiskey from local taverns and emptying them onto downtown Greenfield streets while disbelieving saloon owners watched in horror.

W. H. Irwin was elected Mayor of Greenfield for multiple non-consecutive terms. He co-authored a book with Rev. S. D. Crothers, entitled: “Centennial Historical Sketches of Greenfield and Vicinity, July 4, 1876 (Greenfield, Ohio, 1876).”

John and Hester (Limes) Irwin were his parents.

Befittingly, John and Hester Irwin, their son, W. H, and his wife Mary E. (Dwyer) Irwin, were all buried at the Greenfield Cemetery, Section 1, Lot #19 (facing Washington Avenue.) W. H. Irwin died on July 4, 1894 in Greenfield, Ohio. He had been a member of the M.E. Church in Greenfield, the IOOF, and Knight of Pythias. His funeral was conducted by Rev. S. D. Crothers.

Contributed on 12/18/08 by ljellis_2000
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Record #: 84362

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Submitted: 12/18/08 • Approved: 12/19/08 • Last Updated: 8/13/15 • R84362-G0-S3

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