Special Pictures – My Grandfather and Grandmother Irwin

Mowry Addison Irwin is the only child  of Addison Mowry Irwin, who wrote the note to Carrie Snaman.

This is the only picture of my Grandparents. My Grandmother came to visit us in Trumbull shortly after my brother and I were born in 1946, and that was the only time she came. My Grandfather passed away before I was a year old. 

Marian Edith (Rider) Irwin and Mowry Addison Irwin, November 14, 1943

Mowry Addison Irwin,  Marian Edith (Rider) Irwin, Marian Dunlap (Irwin) Guion, Alfred Peabody Guion

November 14, 1943, Lad and Marian’s wedding in her parent’s back yard, in Orinda, California.

The following is taken from a letter I received from my Mom’s sister, Margaret Edith (Irwin) Mitchell Sedberry, She told me it was from a death notice in a California newspaper dated May 10, 1947.

Mowry Addison Irwin was a prominent Civic  leader of Orinda, California. A resident of Berkeley for 10 years. Mr. Irwin and his family moved to Orinda seven years ago. He was President last year and a Director this year of the Orinda Association and was instrumental in helping to start the Orinda News, a community newspaper. He was employed by the Westinghouse Wholesale Sales Co.

Tomorrow, more Special Pictures.

Judy Guion


3 thoughts on “Special Pictures – My Grandfather and Grandmother Irwin

  1. Pure Glory says:

    Thank you for sharing your maternal grandparents. It sounds like you did not know them well because your grandfather passed away shortly after you were born and your grandmother lived far from you. Your mom was a wonderful person and I am sure your grandparents shared some of the same traits.

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