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William John Irvine was born on April 4, 1892 in Crumlin County, Antrim, Ireland to John William and Mary Elizabeth (Hunter) Irvine. He immigrated to Canada in 1911 and settled in the Duval, Saskatchewan district before homesteading on SW 15-30-28-W2 in the Young district. Irvine moved to Watrous in 1952. He retired from farming in 1959 and resided in Watrous until 1978, when he moved to Saskatoon.
Irvine was active in numerous local co-operative organizations, including the Young Co-op Store, the Young Credit Union and the Young and Watrous Wheat Pools. He was a charter member of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation (CCF).
Irvine died on July 9, 1985 in Saskatoon and was buried in Watrous.
Irvine married Isabella Eliza Woodland on February 18, 1926 in Morrisburg, Ontario. The Irvines had five children: Robert; Eileen; Elizabeth; Gerald and Marion.
Scope and content
This fonds consists of a small volume of records created, accumulated and used by William J. Irvine of Young and Watrous, Saskatchewan. The records relate mainly to the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation and New Democratic Party in Saskatchewan. The fonds includes correspondence re beer making and roads in the Rural Municipality of Morris No. 312; Irvine's CCF membership card; publications; song books and a history of the Young Co-op.
No series assignment has been applied to the records in this fonds.