James Enoch Newkirk

26 May 1863–15 September 1923 (Age 60)
Wabash, Illinois, United States

The Life of James Enoch

When James Enoch Newkirk was born on 26 May 1863, in Wabash, Illinois, United States, his father, Zachariah Newkirk, was 46 and his mother, Eliza A Greathouse, was 39. He married Martha Mattie Jane Wolfe about 1888. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Mount Carmel Precinct, Wabash, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Mount Carmel, Wabash, Illinois, United States in 1920. He died on 15 September 1923, at the age of 60, and was buried in Friendsville, Wabash, Illinois, United States.

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James Enoch Newkirk
Martha Mattie Jane Wolfe
Marriage: about 1888
Edna Clyde Newkirk
Emmett Linder Newkirk
Lester Wendel Newkirk
James Dwight Newkirk

Spouse and Children


    Martha Mattie Jane Wolfe


about 1888


Parents and Siblings



+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Age 8

In 1871, a cow kicked over a lantern, causing a fire that burned down half of Chicago. Today this city is the third largest in the US.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 18

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of the Dutch topographic name Nieuwekerk ‘new church’ ( see Neikirk ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Newkirk, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James E Newkirk, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Newkirk, "United States Census, 1900"

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