William Archival Kirkland

5 December 1909–19 February 1973 (Age 63)
Rockport, Spencer, Indiana, United States

The Life Summary of William Archival

When William Archival Kirkland was born on 5 December 1909, in Rockport, Spencer, Indiana, United States, his father, James Henry Kirkland, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Belle Beeler, was 40. He married Helen Barbara Thuringer on 9 June 1952, in Slayton, Murray, Minnesota, United States. He lived in Luce Township, Spencer, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Ohio Township, Spencer, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 February 1973, in Iowa City, Johnson, Iowa, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Algona, Kossuth, Iowa, United States.

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William Archival Kirkland
Helen Barbara Thuringer
Marriage: 9 June 1952

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  • Marriage
    9 June 1952Slayton, Murray, Minnesota, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1910 · The BSA is Made
    Age 1
    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
    1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam
    Age 4
    The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
    1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world
    Age 17
    Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of several places called Kirkland (Cumbria, Lancahires; Ayrshire, Dumfriesshire, Lanarkshire), all named with Old Norse kirkja ‘church’ + land ‘land’, except for the Lancashire placename, which derives from kirkja + lúndr ‘small wood, grove’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (8)

    • William Archival Kirkland in entry for Gail Leslie Kirkland, "Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002"
    • William Kirkland in household of James H Kirkland, "United States Census, 1910"
    • William Archival Kirkland, "Minnesota, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1947"

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