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Sophia Arabella "Bella" Irwin
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Birth: 1884
Tokyo
Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
Death: 1957
Tokyo
Tokyo Metropolis, Japan

American-Japanese educator. Founder of The Irwin School.


Daughter of Robert Walker Irwin, decendent of Benjamin Franklin; and Iki Takechi, a Japanese noblewoman.

She graduated from Columbia University Teachers College. She returned to Japan in 1917, founding the Gyokusei Training School for Kindergarden (now The Irwin School). Born without citezenship (because her father was American), she became a naturalized Japanese citizen in 1942.


 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Robert Walker Irwin (1844 - 1925)
  Iki Takechi Irwin (1857 - 1940)
 
 Sibling:
  Sophia Arabella "Bella" Irwin (1884 - 1957)
  Marian Irwin Osterhout (1888 - 1973)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Aoyama Cemetery
Tokyo
Tokyo Metropolis, Japan
 
Created by: Rebecca Ewing Peterson
Record added: Oct 19, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 78715037
Sophia Arabella Bella Irwin
Added by: Rebecca Ewing Peterson
 
 
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Great(3)-granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin.
- Collins Crapo
 Added: May. 28, 2014
 
 
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