The son of Joseph Irwin (1867-1942) and Catherine Downs (1873-1947), Arthur was born in Mackinaw Township, in Cheboygan County, Michigan, in 1905. His father had migrated to Michigan from New York, and his his mother had migrated from Maryland, and they had taken up farming in Cheboygan County.. Arthur had two siblings:
Alton J. (1899-1901)
Clarence Roy (1908-1965)
Arthur married Mary (Diver) Irwin in Detroit on November 23, 1927. They initially made their home in Detroit, where Arthur worked as a supervisor at a steel shop. Later on, they lived in Orchard Lake and then in West Bloomfield. He passed away in Pontiac, Michigan in 1985, residing last in West Bloomfield.
↑ "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MLPG-G26 : accessed 25 July 2020), Arthur Irwin in household of Joseph Irwin, Mackinaw, Cheboygan, Michigan, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 80, sheet 8A, family 20, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 641; FHL microfilm 1,374,654.
↑ "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZSV-75Y : accessed 25 July 2020), Arthur Irwin in household of Joseph Irwin, MacKinaw, Cheboygan, Michigan, United States; citing ED 132, sheet 7B, line 85, family 192, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 760; FHL microfilm 1,820,760.
↑ Michigan Department of Community Health, Division of Vital Records and Health Statistics; Lansing, MI, USA; Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952; Film: 240; Film Title: 82 Wayne 030420-033719; Film Description: Wayne (October-November 1927). Ancestry.com. Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015. Ancestry Record 9093 #2525803 with attached Image
↑ United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C. Year: 1930; Census Place: Detroit, Wayne, Michigan; Page: 45A; Enumeration District: 0539: DETROIT CITY, WARD 16 (PART), BOUNDED BY (N) FENKELL AVE.; (E) TULLER AVE., CHALFONTE AVE., TULLER AVE.; (S) EATON AVE., BIRWOOD AVE., CHALFONTE AVE.; (W) MEYERS RD.; FHL microfilm: 2340789. Ancestry.com. 1930 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002. Ancestry Record 6224 #12381430 with attached Image
↑ "Michigan Death Index, 1971-1996," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VZBL-MMP : 4 December 2014), Arthur A Irwin, 09 Apr 1985; from "Michigan, Deaths, 1971-1996," database, Ancestry (http://www.ancestry.com : 1998); citing Pontiac, Oakland, Michigan, death certificate number 23617, Michigan Department of Vital and Health Records, Lansing.