Bill Irvin Sr.

William Claypoole Irvin Sr. (1923 - 2012)

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William Claypoole (Bill) "Will" Irvin Sr.
Born in Minisink Hills, Pennsylvania,USAmap
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of , [private sister (1920s - unknown)] and
Husband of [private wife (1920s - 2000s)]
Descendants descendants
Father of , [private daughter (1940s - unknown)], [private son (1950s - unknown)] and [private son (1950s - unknown)]
Died in Winter Park, Floridamap
Profile last modified | Created 29 Nov 2011 | Last significant change: 4 Nov 2018
12:05: Gail (Irvin) Cox edited the Biography for Bill Irvin Sr.. [Thank Gail for this]
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Categories: University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida | Cocoa Beach, Florida | Minisink Hills, Pennsylvania | Coral Gables, Florida | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania | Sea Cliff, New York | Athens, Georgia | Winter Park, Florida | Jasper, Georgia.


His Obit

William C. "Bill" Irvin (1923 - 2012) Published in Florida Today

William (Bill) C. Irvin, born May 25, 1923 in Minisink Hills, Pennsylvania, died in the home of his son, Paul B. Irvin, in Winter Park, on June 1, 2012.

He was a 1953 graduate of the University of Miami Law School and served in the armed forces during World War II.

Prior to his last illness, he had been a resident at Winter Park Towers for the past two years. Before that time he resided in North Georgia where he had retired after leaving Cocoa Beach.

Bill Irvin moved with his family to Cocoa Beach in 1956 and was the second attorney to open a practice in that city. During his many years in Cocoa Beach he was active in City affairs and in civic concerns.

Among his many accomplishments were the following: Founding member of Bethany Bible Chapel by the Sea in South Patrick Shores. Past President and member of the Brevard County Bar Association. Founding Member and the Charter President of the Cocoa Beach Rotary Club. Where he was honored as a Paul Harris Fellow. Founding Member of Cape Canaveral Hospital. Attorney for and Past President of the Cape Canaveral Hospital Board of Directors. Former City Attorney of Cocoa Beach and rewrote the City charter changing to a City Manager form of Government. Former City Commissioner and and Mayor Pro Tem where he was instrumental in establishment of the City Golf Course and Recreational Complex. Solo Private Practitioner of law in Real Estate, family and Corporation law. He was an honored fifty year member of the State Bar of Florida. Member of the Cocoa Beach Chamber of Commerce. Developer of River Falls Estates and Wavecrest Condo and numerous other properties in Brevard County.

He was the loving husband of Jane Bryant Irvin (deceased 2003) for 57 years and is survived by four children, Gail Cox of Commerce, Georgia and husband, John, Cynthia Goodall of Orillia, Ontario, Canada and husband, Eric, Bill Irvin of Dahlonega, Georgia, Paul Irvin of Winter Park and wife, Rebecca; 10 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren; also survived by his brother, J. Paul Irvin of Cape Canaveral; and sister, Florence Moore of Stoneybrook, New York; along with numerous nephew and nieces.



Bill Irvin Links

  1. Newspaper article May 11, 1974 Sunshine law
  2. Newspaper article Sept 24, 1963

About his early childhood

Below is a link to a copy of an email he wrote on April 29, 1997. I tried many times to get him to add to this email but he always put it off. This is saved as a google document.

Email from Bill Irvin regarding his religious upbringing and how he was different from his brother Clint.

1930 Census

Name: Russell Irvin Event Type: Census Event Date: 1930 Event Place: Philadelphia (Districts 1001-1236), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Gender: Male Age: 39 Marital Status: Married Race: White Race: White Relationship to Head of Household: Head Relationship to Head of Household: Head Birth Year (Estimated): 1891 Birthplace: Pennsylvania Father's Birthplace: Pennsylvania Mother's Birthplace: Pennsylvania Sheet Letter: A Sheet Number: 23 Household Role Sex Age Birthplace Russell Irvin Head Male 39 Pennsylvania Vera Irvin Wife Female 35 Pennsylvania Clinton Irvin Son Male 8 Pennsylvania William Irvin Son Male 6 Pennsylvania Florence Irvin Daughter Female 2 Pennsylvania Paul Irvin Son Male 0 Pennsylvania

"United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 1 November 2018), Russell Irvin, Philadelphia (Districts 1001-1236), Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 1014, sheet 23A, line 4, family 408, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 2132; FHL microfilm 2,341,866.

1940 Census

Name: Russel Irvin Age: 48 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1892 Gender: Male Race: White Birthplace: Pennsylvania Marital Status: Married Relation to Head of House: Head Home in 1940: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Map of Home in 1940: View Map Farm: No Inferred Residence in 1935: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Residence in 1935: Same Place Sheet Number: 2B Number of Household in Order of Visitation: 54 Occupation: Optical Opr House Owned or Rented: Rented Value of Home or Monthly Rental if Rented: 30 Attended School or College: No Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 8th grade Hours Worked Week Prior to Census: 40 Class of Worker: Wage or salary worker in Government work Weeks Worked in 1939: 52 Income: 2000 Income Other Sources: No Neighbors: View others on page Household Members: Name Age Russel Irvin 48 Vera Irvin 44 Clinton Irvin 18 William Irvin 16 Florence Irvin 12 Paul Irvin 10

Source Citation Year: 1940; Census Place: Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Roll: m-t0627-03706; Page: 2B; Enumeration District: 51-627

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William Irvin in high school
William Irvin in high school

Bryant Cox four generations
Bryant Cox four generations

1930 Census
1930 Census

Miami 1951
Miami 1951

Letter Received on his Death
Letter Received on his Death

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