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    JOHN W. IRVIN, president of the Washington Township School Board and one of the leading farmers of this section of Miami County, Ohio, was born on the farm on which he resides, June 14, 1851, and is a son of William and Adeline (Brown) Irvin.

    William Irvin was a native of Montgomery County, Ohio, born about seven miles South of Dayton, where he lived until after his marriage, when he moved first to Shelby County and later to Miami County, and settled in Washington Township, where he acquired two farms, aggregating 120 acres. He died at Piqua, Ohio, in 1879, and was survived twenty years by his widow. Of their family of nine children, two were born in Shelby County.

    John W. Irvin was reared on the home farm, and was educated in the township schools. He has been a farmer all his mature life, and has interested himself in agricultural affairs generally, recognition of this fact being shown by his selection as one of the two members from Washington Township elected on the Miami County Agricultural Board. He has also been active in educational matters, and served several years as a school director prior to the passing of the new school law, which went into effect in 1904, since which time he has continuously held the office of president of the board.

    On February 4, 1873, Mr. Irvin was married to Miss Addie Morrow, a daughter of Hugh and Susan Fletcher (Morrison) Morrow. She was born at Piqua, but was reared on her father's farm, which adjoined the Irvin land, in Washington Township. In his early married life, Mr. Morrow engaged in clerking in Piqua, but later settled down to farming and died in Washington Township in 1875. His widow survived until 1893. Mr. and Mrs. Irvin have one son, Wilbur W., who resides on a farm but one mile distant from that of his father. He married Miss Olive Routledge. Mr. Irvin and family are members of the First Presbyterian Church at Piqua.

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