Name: Osbert E. Irvine
Birth: 27 JUL 1862 in Buchanan County, Missouri
Shaver, F. A., Arthur P. Rose, R. F. Steele, and A. E. Adams, compilers. "An Illustrated History of Central Oregon." ("Embracing Wasco, Sherman, Gilliam, Wheeler, Crook, Lake, & Klamath Counties") Spokane, WA: Western Historical Publishing Co., 1905. p. 1007.
OSBERT E. IRVINE
Is one of the substantial and well known business men of Merrill. He is operating a first class hotel and owing to his skill and sagacity as host has with a very gratifying patronage. He was born on July 27, 1862, in Buchanan county, Missouri, the son of John M. and Malissa (Gibson) Irvine, natives of Missouri and Virginia, respectively. The father is a veteran of the Civil war and for many years of his life was engaged as an educator. Our subject grew up in Missouri and there received his education. In 1879, he came west to Redding, California accompanying his parents and later they journeyed by wagon to Josephine county, Oregon. The father died April 4, 1880, and the family moved to Ashland. The mother is now living at Vancouver, Washington in her eightieth year. Our subject traveled over various portions of California, Oregon and Washington. Finally in 1885, he came to Klamath county. He wrought here at various places and did farming in Barnes valley. Finally, in May, 1899, he came to Merrill and since that time has been one of the active builders of this county. He now owns a good residence and eight lots in Merrill, also sixty acres of valuable land, one-half mile south of the town. The agricultural land is all under cultivation and well improved. Mr. Irvine gives his attention almost entirely to his hotel and oversees his other interests.
On December 15, 1896, occurred the marriage of Mr. Irvine and Miss Florence Gibson, a native of Arkansas. She came with her parents to Oregon when a child. One child has been born to this union, Erle M.
Mr. Irvine is a member of the W. O. W. and a good progressive man.
Father: John M. Irvine b: ABT. 1837 in Missouri
Mother: Malissa V. Gibson b: OCT 1841 in Missouri
Florence Gibson b: in Arkansas
- Erle M. Irvine