Transcribed from "An Illustrated History of The Big Bend Country, embracing Lincoln, Douglas, Adams and Franklin counties, State of Washington",  published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     FELIX A. IRVIN resides about one mile east from Tipso, being one of the leading agriculturists of his section.  He owns three hundred and twenty acres of land which is well improved.  His residence, barns, outbuildings, orchard, fences and other evidences of labor and taste have made his place one of the choice ones of the section and Mr. Irvin is known as a thrifty and energetic man.  He gave his attention entirely to farming, doing some stock raising and has made the section what his worthy labors demand.
     Felix A. Irvin was born in Arkansas, September 18, 1863, being the son of Simon F. and Elizabeth J. (Bates) Irvin, natives of Tennessee.  The mother died when Felix was a small child.  The father had come to Arkansas when a young man and become one of the prominent and well to do citizens of that state.  Felix A. was educated in the district schools of Arkansas, and then went to farming.  He came to Washington in 1887, and worked for wages one year; then selected his present place and took a homestead.  Finally, he bought another quarter section which comprises the estate he owns at present.  Mr. Irvin has the following brothers and sisters: Charles F., James H., John W., Mrs. Mary Miser, Laura L. Atterbury, Flora B. Irvin.
     In 1883, Mr. Irvin married Miss Annie Shamblin, who died in 1886.  In 1899, Mr. Irvin married Miss Minnie J. Johnson, who is a native of Minnesota and reared and educated in Washington.  Her parents were Faris and Anna (Guerina) Johnson, early pioneers of Lincoln county, where they now reside.  To Mr. and Mrs. Irvin two children have been born, Fred M. and Freda M.
     Like many of the residents of Lincoln county.  Mr. Irvin came here with very limited means.  He is now one of the representative men and has gained wealth and standing by his upright life and careful labors.