|Death: ||Apr. 28, 1936|
Altoona Mirror, May 1, 1936
WALTER SCOTT IRVINE
A Staunch and beloved figure has passed from the stage of action in Altoona through the death of Walter Scott Irvine. All who are familiar with the local scene will realize
at once how important a role in its existence was played by him over a period of fifty years.
Coming to Altoona from his native Scotland in his early manhood, he entered the the railroad service where he was continuously employed until he reached the age of retirement,, a capable and trustworthy workman or foreman. Recognized as a man of steadfastness, courage, public spirit and high integrity, his qualities were manifested in various fields. He took an active part in Christian work, in the promotion of home ownership, the fraternal spirit and the preservation of the historical records of the city of his adoption.
A typical Scotsman, Mr Irvine combines all the splendid qualities of the sturdy race. He was intensly human and friendly and he gained the devotion and admiration of the illimitable circle of friends who loved him and who regarded it as a Priviledge to be associated with him.
Mr. Irvine was a vibrant personality. He has a high sense of civic duty, and although his traits were tinctured with modesty, in the very widest meaning of the term, it is a community loss that that our city has suffered in his passing, a loss that will be felt by a host of friends in all walks of life. In every sense of the term, he was a sterling citizen, a bright and shining of how one who is born in another land can become a pillar and tower of strength in the land of his adoption through sheer force of character and the radiation of the fine qualities that distinguished him.
His sudden passing on the eve of a visit he had planned to the land of his nativity beyond the seas has served to to bring to attention his many fine qualities, his friendliness and the substantial attributes of character and of mind which made his a popular and useful citizen of Altoona.
Mary Ann Carter Irvine (1864 - 1939)
John Carter Irvine (1891 - 1961)*
Rose Hill Cemetery
Created by: Catherine Carter Fullert...
Record added: Jan 20, 2010
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