Dictionary of Wisconsin History
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Term: Irvine, Thomas 1841 - 1930
Definition: lumberman, b. Weston, Ontario, Canada. He entered the lumber business in the 1860's at Muscatine, Iowa, and subsequently became a partner of Frederick Weyerhaeuser (q.v.) and his associates in the powerful Mississippi River Logging Co. He was secretary of this company (1871-1909), and in 1900 helped found the Weyerhaeuser Timber Co. With Alexander B. McDonell he operated the lumber firm of McDonell and Irvine at Chippewa Falls (1880-1894). With the depletion of Wisconsin's timber resources, Irvine began to move his lumber interests westward. In 1898 he moved to St. Paul, Minn., where in 1899 he founded the timber firm of Thomas Irvine and Son. He lived in St. Paul until his death. J. G. Gregory, ed., W. Central Wis. (4 vols., Indianapolis, 1933); Natl. Cyclopaedia Amer. Biog., 36 (1950); St. Paul Pioneer Press, Apr. 16, 17, 1930.
[Source: Dictionary of Wisconsin biography]
18 records found
Icelanders in Wisconsin
Ihde, Herman 1877 - 1943
Ilsley, Charles Ferdinand 1827 - 1904
Inama, Adelbert 1798 - 1879
Ingersoll, Chalmers 1838 - 1908
Ingram, Orrin Henry 1830 - 1918
Iometah, Menominee leader, c. 1772-1867
Ireland, Walter J. F. 1923
Irish in Wisconsin
Irvin, David 1794 - 1872
Irvine, Thomas 1841 - 1930
Irvine, William 1851 - 1927
Irving, Roland Duer 1847 - 1888
Irwin, Robert, jr.
Italians in Wisconsin
Iverson, Andreas Michael 1823 - 1907
Iverson, Donald L. 1923