John Edward Kirkland

Male22 October 1900–10 April 1966

Brief Life History of John Edward

When John Edward Kirkland was born on 22 October 1900, in Pearson, Atkinson, Georgia, United States, his father, Judson J. Kirkland, was 28 and his mother, Viola Irene Fussell, was 25. He married Eva Griffis on 22 August 1924, in Ware, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Pearson, Coffee, Georgia, United States in 1910 and District 1130, Atkinson, Georgia, United States for about 10 years. He died on 10 April 1966, in Atkinson, Georgia, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Sweetwater United Methodist Church Cemetery, Pearson, Atkinson, Georgia, United States.

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John Edward Kirkland
Eva Griffis
Marriage: 22 August 1924
John Edward Kirkland , Junior
Cora Sue Kirkland

Sources (9)

  • Johnnie Kirkland in household of Visli I Kirkland, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John Edward Kirkland, "Georgia World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • John Edward Kirkland, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    22 August 1924Ware, Georgia, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (6)

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    World Events (8)

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 1

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    1906 · The Atlanta Race Riot

    Age 6

    The Atlanta Race Riot of 1906 occurred on the evening of September 22 through September 24. A newspaper reported the rapes of four white women by African American men. Fueled by pre-existing racial tensions, these reports enraged white men who then arranged gangs to attack African American men. Over the next few days, several thousand white men joined in and in the end, 26 people were killed and many were injured.

    1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

    Age 18

    To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of several places called Kirkland (Cumbria, Lancahires; Ayrshire, Dumfriesshire, Lanarkshire), all named with Old Norse kirkja ‘church’ + land ‘land’, except for the Lancashire placename, which derives from kirkja + lúndr ‘small wood, grove’.

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

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