Charles E. Kirby

October 1860–27 July 1942 (Age 81)
Wyandotte, Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life of Charles E.

When Charles E. Kirby was born in October 1860, in Wyandotte, Wayne, Michigan, United States, his father, Humphrey Howland Kirby, was 35 and his mother, Mary Ann Sprague, was 31. He married Clara C. Conlisk on 24 November 1887, in Monroe, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Manistee, Manistee, Michigan, United States in 1880 and Monroe, Monroe, Monroe, Michigan Territory, United States in 1940. He died on 27 July 1942, in Monroe, Monroe, Michigan, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in La Salle, Monroe, Michigan, United States.

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Charles E. Kirby
Clara C. Conlisk
Marriage: 24 November 1887
Mary Grace Kirby
John Emmett Kirby
Arthur Charles Kirby
Bernard F. Kirby
Mildred G Kirby

Spouse and Children

24 November 1887
Monroe, Michigan, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 19

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 22

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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)

  • Chas E Kirby in household of Adolphus Kirby, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Charles A Kirby, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Charles C Kirby, "United States Census, 1910"

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