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J. Irving England
Male 1912 - 1988

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  • Birth  20 Jun 1912  Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Name  England Joseph I 
    Died  15 Apr 1988  Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I9197  West Brookfield Families
    Last Modified  03 Jun 2021 
     
    Father  Earl Gay England,   b. 24 Apr 1890, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1965 
    Mother  Arona Edith Quilliam,   b. 25 Aug 1886, Chateaugay, Franklin, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1987, West Brookfield, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1 Mar 1912  Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3533  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Jane Stephan,   b. 16 Jul 1924, Worcester, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1996, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F3534  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • Joseph I. England was born in Worcester, MA on June 20, 1912, to Earl Gay and Arona Edythe (Quilliam) England. He attended Worcester schools and graduated from Worcester Boy's Trade High School. Irving furthered his education at Fitchburg State's Industrial Arts Program, and went on to work as an engineer for American Steel & Wire, in Worcester, and Simonds Machine Co. in Southbridge. He also taught at Cole Trade High School in Southbridge for a time.

      Brookfield Machine, Inc. was founded by Irving in 1948. Located at the end of Central St. in West Brookfield, the company designed and manufactured precision tools. Irving, a licensed mechanical engineer continued to manage this company until a short time before his death on April 15, 1988.

      Irving, not only founded and managed Brookfield Machine, Inc., but also was involved in many professional, and community organizations, including the American Society of Tool Engineers, the Rotary Club of the Brookfields, the Baypath Lodge of Masons, and the Melha Temple Shrine of Springfield. Mr. England served for many years as a scouting coordinator for the Mohegan Council of Boy Scouts. Generous with his wealth, he publicly supported many local causes in West Brookfield, including historical preservation, and the West Brookfield Volunteer Fire Department, and Rescue Squad. He also privately helped fellow citizens and local organizations in need., seeing to it that Boy Scouts had uniforms, and that the local Rescue Squad met its annual fund raising goal. Today the J. Irving & Jane L. England Charitable Trust continues to contribute to worthy causes locally.