1899 and 1900 City Directory: Purdy and Hutcheson employee. Albert S. Corwin (1861-1940) was an Irish born stone carver who came to this country with his family in 1864. He was active member in the Stonecutters Union. and the March 1898 Stonecutters' Journal notes that Corwin was in Tate, Georgia at that time. He came here in 1899 to work on the Capitol and stayed in St. Paul raising his family here though he traveled throughout the country and Canada for his work. The July 1940 issue of the Stonecutters Journal has an obituary of Corwin, a life member, noting that he had retired 12 years earlier.