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William Manning Irwin
Commander, United States Navy
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Commander William Manning Irwin
Birth: 1849, Lake County, Ohio
Death: September 1933
 Married to Elizabeth Barbour.

William Manniung Irwin graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in June 1867 and was appointed Midshipman in June 1871. He became Ensign in July 1872 and Master in May 1875. He was promoted to Lieutenant in June 1882. He served on the California in the Pacific from 1871 to1874; the Ossipee at the North Atlantic Station from 1874 to 1876; and the Gettysburg from 1876 to 1877. From 1878 to 1879 he was stationed at the Nautical Almanac Office and from 1879 to 1881 the Michigan at the Northwest Lakes. He served on the Essex, Pacific Station from 1881 to 1885 and was at the Navy Yard, Washington in 1885. He was appointed to the Bureau of Equipment from 1885 to 1888 and served on the Atlanta, Squadron of Evolution from January 1889 to September 1891. He was at the Naval Academy from September 1891 to June 1893 and took a leave of absence from June 1893 to July 1893. He was appointed to the Navy Yard Washington in July 1893.



 WILLIAM M. IRWIN, 84, DEAD AT WASHINGTON
Retired Commander Of United States Navy
Had Served In Spanish-American War

WASHINGTON, September 22, 1933 Commander William Manning Irwin, USN, retired, who served thirty-four years afloat and ashore, died here yesterday at his home in Stoneleigh Court.  He was 84 years old.

In 1899 he became aide to Admiral James Gillis, commanding the South Atlantic Station, and in 1891 went back to the Naval Academy as Assistant Instructor in Mechanical Drawing.

In the Spanish-American War he was the Executive Officer of the Marietta, going to the Philippines, where he became Captain of the Cavite Navy Yard.

NOTE: His wife was the sister of George D. Shirley Barbour, Captain, United States Army.  Their daughter was the wife of Thomas B. Larkin, Lieutenant General, United States Army.

WM Irwin Gravesite PHOTO
Photo By Edward (Ted) Tyler


IRWIN, WILLIAM MANNING
COMMANDER USN
DATE OF DEATH: 09/21/1933
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 4271-D
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

IRWIN, ELIZABETH BARBOUR W/O WILLIAM MANNING
DATE OF DEATH: 03/12/1948
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 4271-D
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted: 26 September 2008