William Sumner Kirby

28 January 1843–26 February 1928 (Age 85)
Macon, Tennessee, United States

The Life of William Sumner

When William Sumner Kirby was born on 28 January 1843, in Macon, Tennessee, United States, his father, Henry Laurence PROVE Kirby, was 34 and his mother, Temperance H PROVE Ross, was 33. He married Lucinda Jane Davis in 1866, in Randolph, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Oak Grove Township, Oregon, Missouri, United States in 1860 and Lynn Township, Oregon, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 26 February 1928, in Denver, Colorado, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Wheat Ridge, Jefferson, Colorado, United States.

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William Sumner Kirby
Lucinda Jane Davis
Marriage: 1866
Ellen Telitha Kirby
Amanda Kirby
Albert Henry Kirby
Sherman Kirby
M. Nora Kirby
Hattie A. Kirby

Spouse and Children

Randolph, Arkansas, United States



    Amanda Kirby


    Albert Henry Kirby


    Sherman Kirby


    M. Nora Kirby


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World Events (8)


Age 3

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 3

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 23

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in northern England called Kirby or Kirkby, from Old Norse kirkja ‘church’ + býr ‘settlement’.2 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Garmhaic ‘descendant of Ciarmhac’, a personal name meaning ‘dark son’. Compare Kerwick .

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

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Sources (3)

  • William Kirby, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William S Kearby in household of Henry L Kearby, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm S Kirby in household of Henry L Kirby, "United States Census, 1860"

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