William Sumner Kirby

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

The Life Summary of William Sumner

When William Sumner Kirby was born on 28 January 1843, in Macon, Tennessee, United States, his father, Henry Laurence Kirby, was 34 and his mother, Temperance H 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 Jobe, Oregon, Missouri, United States in 1870 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1866Randolph, Arkansas, United States
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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 15
    Historical Boundaries: 1858: Arapahoe, Kansas Territory, United States 1859: Montana, Kansas Territory, United States 1861: Unorganized Federal Territory, United States 1861: Colorado Territory, United States 1861: Arapahoe, Colorado Territory, United States 1876: Arapahoe, Colorado, United States 1902: Denver, Colorado, United States [Denver is a City-County]
    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

    English: habitational name from any of numerous places in northern and eastern England called Kirby or Kirkby, from Old Norse kirkja ‘church’ + ‘farmstead, village’.Irish: adopted for Ó Garmhaic ‘descendant of Cíarmhac’, a personal name meaning ‘dark son’. Compare Kerwick .Irish: Anglicized form of Mac Geirble ‘son of Geirble’, a personal name of uncertain origin. The name is preserved in the townland name of Carrowkeribly in County Mayo.

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

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    Sources (25)

    • William S Kirby in entry for Amanda Hearle, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • W S Kerby, "United States Census, 1870"
    • W S Kirby, "Missouri, County Marriage, Naturalization, and Court Records, 1800-1991"

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