Myford Plum Irvine was born on April 25, 1898. He married Thelma Romey in 1922, and they had one daughter, Linda Jane, who was born in 1940. He divorced and remarried in 1950 to Gloria Wood White. They had one son, James Myford, who was born in 1953. Myford was the only child of J.I. and Frances Anita Plum who lived to run the Irvine Company. He began opening small sections of the ranch to urban development. There is much suspicion and mystery surrounding his death in the original house at the age of 61, so the family hired a pathologist to look into his death. Although the coroner ruled it a suicide, to this day, some family members believe it was murder. He died January 11, 1959.
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