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Floyd Leslie "Boots" Irwin
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Birth: 1895
Kansas, USA
Death: Jul. 20, 1917
Cheyenne
Laramie County
Wyoming, USA

IRWIN FAILS TO SURVIVE INJURY: DEATH IS SHOCK

BELOVED COWBOY PASSES AWAY WITHOUT REGAINING CONSCIOUSNESS AFTER ACCIDENT THURSDAY

Floyd Irwin, only son of Charles B. Irwin, died at the Private hospital early yesterday morning following injuries sustained when his horse fell on him. Young Irwin's death came as a shock, in that he was not considered badly hurt. It was stated at the hospital, and from men who witnessed the accident that he would recover, and the news of his death was a distinct surprise.

Floyd was widely known among the foremost performers of Frontier, being one of the finest. He was a trick rider and fancy rope of no small frame, and had won several Frontier trophies at various times. Ever since he was a small boy, he had lead the life typical of the rapidly disappearing cowboy. Not only is he well known in Wyoming, but throughout all the states of the west and southwest, wherever the wide hat of the cowman is still to be seen. He was known to the rest of the boys as "Boots" and "Yump" and enjoyed a wide popularity. He started his frontier fame when still a small boy when he acted as jockey for the Irwin show.

He was married not long ago and is survived by his wife, Mrs. Edith Irwin; his mother and father, C. B. Irwin; and his three sisters, Mrs. Frank Jones, Mrs. Charles Johnson and Miss Gladys Irwin.

Floyd Irwin was born in Kansas, and was 22 years old. The remains will be taken to the Irwin home this afternoon at 2 o'clock. Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock they will be removed to the Elks' Home where they will lie in state until 2 o'clock, when the funeral services will be held. Rev. L. C. Hills of Denver will have charge of the services.

Cheyenne State Leader no. 158 July 21, 1917, page 3

Floyd's wife Edith L., went on to marry world champion steer roper Philip J. Yoder on October 6, 1919.

Submitted by Lostnwyomn March 2013. 
 
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 Parents:
  Charles Burton Irwin (1875 - 1934)
  Etta McGuckin Irwin (1874 - 1953)
 
 Sibling:
  Floyd Leslie Irwin (1895 - 1917)
  Pauline Louise Irwin Sawyer (1898 - 1966)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lakeview Cemetery
Cheyenne
Laramie County
Wyoming, USA
Plot: Lot 1083 Sec G
 
Created by: Eric Crow
Record added: Aug 20, 2008
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Floyd Leslie Boots Irwin
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- Svenska flicka
 Added: Sep. 15, 2014
Not so many men go out, doing exactly what they love best. Happy trails, Floyd.
- Rose Wenstrom
 Added: Dec. 17, 2012
 
 
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