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    Frank P. Irvin is a typical Miami county man, born in Washington township in 1860, prominent in financial affairs, and of more recent years a leader in movements beneficial to the material and moral uplifting of the community. He comes of good Revolutionary stock, a direct progenitor, Samuel Irvin, having fought as a soldier of the Continental line. Among the most highly-treasured possessions of Mr. Irvin is a handsomely-carved wooden spoon, which was bequeathed to him by his grandfather, and which was carved by Samuel Irvin at Valley Forge during the winter in which General Washington and his troops were encamped at that place. Aside from the splendid soldierly qualities which this patriot possessed, be must have been a man of exceptional skill of craftsmanship, as the spoon is a model of hand carving. This object Mr. Irvin regards as his most priceless possession. Adeline (Brown) Irvin, the mother of Frank P. Irvin, was of Quaker parentage and born at Philadelphia. Her husband, William Irvin, was a life-long agriculturist in Miami county, and was known as a substantial men of his community. Frank P. Irvin was educated at Piqua and graduated from the Piqua High School in 1880. He next attended Ohio Wesleyan University, and DePauw University at Greencastle, Ind., and after being otherwise employed for several years, in 1886 entered the employ of the Citizens National Bank, of Piqua, with which he has been associated ever since, through successive promotions attaining his present position as cashier. He is a director in the Border Building & Loan Association and has various other connections which are important in a business and financial way. Mr. Irvin was conspicuous in all local movements connected with the war drives and particularly those attendant to the loan drives and other financial campaigns. Mr. Irvin married Gertrude, daughter of W. F. Mayne, of Fairfield county, Ohio. Mr. and Mrs. Irvin are consistent members of the Presbyterian church. Mr. Irvin is likewise prominent in Masonry, in which he has attained to the thirty-third degree (honorary) Scottish Rite, and has been past master twice, and illustrious master of the council. For five years he likewise acted as district lecturer of his Masonic district.

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