Figure 1. Edward Irvine, son of Alexander Irvine
Back Row: Edward Irvine, Izora Jackson Irvine
Figure 3. Thomas Edward Irvine and Frances Isabella White, Married June 3, 1894
The picture is courtesy of George Lee, who is a descendant of Mary Annetta Chute.
Edward Irvine was born in the vicinity of Glasgow, Scotland. He then moved to County Tyrone, Ireland, according to Reference 1.
Alexander Irvine was the son of Edward Irvine. He married Jane Johnson in Ireland, according to Reference 2. The wife's name is given as Jane Johnstone in Reference 1, however. Her father is given as Samuel Johnstone in Reference 1.
They had several children, including Sarah (Beckim) and Edward, per Reference 2.
Edward, the son of Alexander, was born in County Tyrone, Ireland in 1838.
Alexander Irvine and his family left Ireland in 1842.
The following information is courtesy of Kathy Bender and Craig Moyer, both descendents of Edward Irvine and his third wife Izora Jackon:
The Irvines settled in Saint John's River, New Brunswick.
married Deborah Rideout in New Brunswick in 1859. They had a son, Joseph
Alexander Rideout Irvine.
Edward married Mary Annetta Chute in New Brunswick in 1867. They had a son, Thomas Edward, who was born in Bear River, Nova Scotia. They also had a daughter Lillah.
Edward left his family and traveled to San Diego, California. He then rode a horse across the desert to Phoenix in 1870 where he built a store. His son from his first marriage, Joseph A.R., also settled in Phoenix with him.
Edward was a prominent businessman. He is listed as a founder of the city of Phoenix at:
Edward's son Joseph A. R. was a member of the Arizona legislature and a commissioner of the city of Phoenix.
Edward married Izora Jackson in Phoenix in 1880. Unfortunately, he married Izora without first obtaining a divorce from his previous wife, Mary Annetta.
Mary Annetta, and her children, Thomas Edward and Lillah, eventually traveled from Nova Scotia to Phoenix to seek financial support from Edward.
This created a scandal for Edward, who was then indicted by the District Court in Arizona for adultery. He was later acquitted.
Edward and Mary Annetta finally obtained a divorce in Phoenix in 1897. As a result of the divorce, Edward lost much of his wealth. He also fell from prominence in Phoenix.
My genealogy is as follows:
My part of the Irvine family has lived in Arizona since Edward, and then Thomas Edward, moved to this state.
and Biographical Record of Arizona, Chapman Publishing, Co., Chicago,