Fields, Irwin James

Birth Name Fields, Irwin James [1a]
Gender male
Age at Death 101 years, 2 months, 30 days


Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1901-12-20    
Occupation     Certified Public Accountant
Death 2003-03-19 Atlanta, Georgia  


Father Fields, John Morris
Mother Short, Cordelia Francis
  1. Fields, Owen
  2. Fields, Ruth
  3. Fields, Jessie Lois
  4. Fields, Dorothy


Married Wife Reidy, Gertrude Margaret
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1927-06-21   Marriage of Fields, Irwin James and Reidy, Gertrude Margaret
  1. Fields, Jack Owen
  2. Fields, [Living]
  3. Fields, [Living]
  4. Fields, [Living]



Probably born 16 Dec
Probably died 10 March 2003


Type Value Notes Sources
_UID 5B7A56BF682AD711921200AA0048380E40A0

Source References

  1. Mom, Dad, and Their Ancestry
      • Date: 2012-12-12
      • Page: 37
      • Confidence: High
      • Source text:

        Uncle Irwin (Dec 20.1901 - Mar 10,2003) married Gertrude Reidy on June 21, 1927
        and had four children: Edward (1932- ), Jack (1934-1998), Claire (1936- ), and Nancy (1942- ).
        Uncle Irwin was a Certified Public Accountant who worked for Armour Meat Packing Company. The company moved him to Atlanta Georgia around 1940. The entire family became
        "southerners;" they all talked with a slow southern drawl and one of them became a notable
        racist. Uncle Irwin smoked cigars daily for most of his senior years and lived to the ripe old age
        of 102. His son, Edward, was politically active and joined the radical National States' Rights
        Party from 1958-1983 advocating white supremacy. He became the newspaper editor of their
        newspaper Thunderbolt. When he came to St. Louis in the early 1960s we kept our distance.
        Jack on the other hand was the fun maverick of the family. Whenever we got together, which
        wasn't often, he would challenge me to a game of chess. He never won. Claire, a pretty and soft
        spoken girl, seriously considered going into the nunnery. She never married. Nancy, full of pep
        and vitality, married Michael O'kon who died in 2006. Unfortunately, living so far away kept my
        sister and me from getting to know them better.


  1. Fields, John Morris
    1. Short, Cordelia Francis
      1. Fields, Owen
      2. Fields, Irwin James
        1. Reidy, Gertrude Margaret
          1. Fields, [Living]
          2. Fields, Jack Owen
          3. Fields, [Living]
          4. Fields, [Living]
      3. Fields, Ruth
      4. Fields, Jessie Lois
      5. Fields, Dorothy