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Irvine Moore Flinn, Sr

  • Birth 20 Oct 1854 Newport, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
  • Death 21 Nov 1921 Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
  • Burial Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA
  • Memorial ID 64637870


Dr. Irvin M. Flinn, one of the best-known physicians in the State, died at his home, 503 Delaware Avenue early this morning of acute indigestion, followed by a heart failure. His death came with startling suddenness, as he had been in a health and attended to his large practice and also lectured to the nurses in the Homeopathic Hospital Training School yesterday as usual.

He was in his 68th year. While a graduate of both homeopathic and allopathic schools of medicine, he was prominently identified with the Homeopathic Medical Society. Dr. Flinn for 30 years had been head of the gynecological department of the Homeopathic Hospital in which he had taken the greatest interest for many years.

Dr. Flinn was born on a farm near Newport, October 20, 1854, a son of the late Mr. and Mrs. William Flinn. Having taken a preparatory course of study with Prof. William A. Reynolds, of Wilmington, he was elected professor of mathematics in the Conference Academy in Dover, in 1874. He was graduated from Lafayette College in 1879. In 1880, he was principal of Pottsville, Pennsylvania Grammar School. He was graduated from Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia in 1883, and from Hahnemann Medical College, Philadelphia, in 1887. He first began practice in Newport, and a few years later located in Wilmington.

He was former president of the Homeopathic Medical Society of the State and Peninsula, a member of the Homeopathic County Medical Society, a member of the Homeopathic Hospital Association, and a lecturer in the Homeopathic Hospital Training School for Nurses.

He was a member of Armstrong Lodge of Masons of Newport, and was master of that lodge in 1891-2. He also was connected with higher Masonic organizations. He was interested in various business enterprises. Dr. Flinn was a member of Grace M. E. Church.

He leaves a wife and two sons, Lewis R. Flinn and Irvine M. Flinn, Jr., both students at the Johns Hopkins Medical School, at Baltimore, Maryland, and one sister, Miss Laura C. Flinn of Philadelphia. Dr. Lewis W. Flinn of this city is a cousin of the deceased physician.

His funeral will be held Friday morning at 11 o'clock from his late home, with the interment in Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery.

The Evening Journal, November 22, 1921

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  • Added: 24 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64637870
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Irvine Moore Flinn, Sr (20 Oct 1854–21 Nov 1921), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64637870, citing Wilmington and Brandywine Cemetery, Wilmington, New Castle County, Delaware, USA ; Maintained by Richard Morrison (contributor 46928373) .