Looking for any info on James Irvine, born on March 25, 1838 in Glasgow, Scotland.
Wife was Alice Brady,(1846-1904) married in 1863 in Phila.,Pa. at St. Philip Neri, Phila.,Pa. Witness were Miriam Brady and something that looked like Jacobo Gubbins (not certain about the "G". In 1860 Alice Brady was living with the Banard/Elizh Maxwell family. I believe that Alice might have had a brother named Patrick J. Brady (1847?)
James and Alice's chridren
James, Jr. 1864-1865, Alice Evaline 1866-1910 (became Mrs.Thomas J. Lynch), William Bernard 1868-1868, Anna Elizabeth 1869-1930(became Mrs. Wm J. Gardner, James Morton 1871-1899, Henry 1874-1937 wife was Sarah ?, Wm. Smith 1875-1917, Jennie 1880-1880-, Walter A. 1881-1930, wife was Laura E. Hunter, Elizabeth M. 1882-1960, my grandmother, married George F. Birtwistle, the last child was Edward 1886-1900.
James was naturalized on Nov. 28, 1862 at the Circuit Court .
His arrival date might have been in 1849 in New York.
In 1866 James was listed as a seaman living at 738 S. Front St, Phila.,Pa..
In 1870 James and Alice was listed at 131 Christian St, with daughter Alice and Anna, but so is a man named Thomas Rider, 65yrs. Relative ?, boarder ?
In 1880/90 they lived at 442 Federal St in Phila.,Pa. and in 1900 at 2719 Kensington Ave. in 1910 East Clearfield St again all addresses in Phila.,Pa.
James was a rigger by trade.
In the Phila. City Directory, 1890 James has a Rigger business at 718 S. 11th with a partner named Burke.
My aunt told me that James and his partner helped builded "Lucy" the elephant in Margate, NJ.