|Birth: ||Mar. 4, 1876|
|Death: ||May 16, 1943|
1880: James's father, David, lived in Remington, Indiana and worked in brickyard.
James was the youngest of five brothers.
1895 Kansas census: James (19) lived in Union, Kansas with his father, David L Irvine, a 77 year old lady named Celia, and two younger brothers, whose names were Frank and Carl. No mention of the mother of the household is made in this census.
James' registration for the World War I draft describes him as tall, with a stout build, and having blue eyes and dark hair. At that time he lived with his wife Martha in Little River, Kansas.
1920: James and Martha E are living in Empire, Ellsworth Co, Kansas with four children.
1925: At the time of this census, the couple lived in Odessa, Rice Co, Kansas.
1930: James and Martha E had moved and now were living in Mulberry, Ellsworth Co, Kansas with their children, Olga, Dale and Marie.
1934: James E (Jim) Irvine won his first term sheriff over Chauncey Flora (who had been sheriff previously). Irvine, a Republican, took office in 1935. Serving two terms, his office ran until 1939.
1935: Leavenworth Times headlines read: “Leavenworth Sheriff and Police crack down on Policy Drawing activities.” On Oct 25, four men in County Jail.
Authorities say Policy is coming out of St Joseph and Kansas City.
1936: In the 1936 Sheriff Race, Irvine ran unopposed.
1938: During his final year in office, Two murders occur in a single week.
1943: James E Irvine died on May 16, 1943 at the age of 67 years. He and his wife Martha are buried in Rice Co, Kansas in Forest Grove Cemetery.
Martha E Irvine (1883 - 1968)
Emma Mae Irvine Campbell (1903 - 1965)*
Olga M Irvine (1906 - 1977)*
Celia M Irvine Alger (1908 - 1999)*
Dale E. Irvine (1910 - 1994)*
Forest Home Cemetery
Created by: Joe Gibbens
Record added: Apr 05, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35558535