James Enoch Newkirk

Male26 May 1863–15 September 1923

Brief Life History 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 Ann 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

Sources (13)

  • James Newkirk, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Enoch Newkirk, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • James E. Newkirk, "Illinois Deaths and Burials, 1749-1999"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1888
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

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    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 Dutch Nijkerk or Nieuwerkerk: habitational name from Nijkerk, a city in Gelderland whose name is itself a dialect variant of Nieuwkerk, or a topographic name denoting someone living at the ‘new church’.

    Americanized form of German Neukirch . Compare Neikirk .

    History: Many of the Newkirks are descendants of (Johann) Heinrich Neukirch, born c. 1708 in Germany. Other branches of the family bear the surnames Neikirk and Nikirk .

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

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