|Birth||20 APR 1880|
|Death||28 JAN 1955|
Aged: 74.8 years
Kingston Daily Freeman, Friday, January 28, 1955
Roscoe Irwin, 75, Dies; Served as Mayor and Judge
Roscoe Irwin, 75, one-time Democratic mayor and city judge of Kingston, died this morning.
The former mayor served in the city's top executive post from 1910-1913 as the 14th man in that position.
He was elected to his first term as city judge in November 1902 for three years and was re-elected in November 1905.
Mr. Irwin, who made his home at 710 Broadway, is survived by his wife, the former Miss Minnie E. Schoonmaker, this city and a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Pollay of Chicago, Ill.
Friends may call at 100 Hoffman street any time Sunday. A requiem Mass will be held at the Church of the Holy Cross Pine Grove avenue, Monday at 10 a.m. Burial will be in Wiltwyck Cemetery.
Former Mayor Irwin was born April 20, 1880, the son of the late Charles and Minnie Van Kuykendall Irwin, in Wurtsboro, Sullivan county. His father was a former special judge and surrogate of Sullivan county.
Mr. Irwin also served as an attorney for the District Court of the United States in 1906 and as attorney for the Southern District Circuit Court of the U.S. in 1910.
Mr. Irwin also formerly served as secretary of the Ulster County Bar Association and served as president of Wiltwyck Hose Company. He was a former officer in Company M., First Regiment, New York National Guard.
Fraternally, Mr. Irwin was a member of Kingston Lodge, 10 F & AM, Mt. Horeb Chapter, 75; Rondout Commandery, 52, Mecca Temple of the Shrine of New York, Minnewaska Tribe, 130, IORM, Kingston Tent 397, KOTM and Colonial Camp, 13, WOW.
Mr. Irwin, who was graduated from Kingston Academy, took up the study of law with his father and was admitted to the bar Nov. 20, 1901. He then became a law partner with his father.