Harry L. Kilbury

11 April 1873–5 May 1953 (Age 80)
White Pigeon, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States

The Life of Harry L.

When Harry L. Kilbury was born on 11 April 1873, in White Pigeon, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, his father, Andrew Shaw Kilbury, was 43 and his mother, Sarah Ann Page, was 27. He married Matilda Henrietta SOMMERS on 9 November 1896, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Van Buren Township, LaGrange, Indiana, United States in 1880 and Sturgis, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States for about 30 years. He died on 5 May 1953, in Centreville, St. Joseph, Michigan, United States, at the age of 80.

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Family Time Line

Harry L. Kilbury
Matilda Henrietta SOMMERS
Marriage: 9 November 1896
Kenneth Duane Kilbury

Spouse and Children


    Matilda Henrietta SOMMERS


9 November 1896
Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States


    Kenneth Duane Kilbury


Parents and Siblings

    Andrew Shaw Kilbury


    Sarah Ann Page




    Jacob Ellsworth Kilbury


    Daniel A Kilburry




    Harley Garfield Kilbury


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 6

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.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 23

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

Probably a respelling of Swedish Kilburg .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Harry Killberry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Harry Kilbery, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Harry Kilbury, "United States Census, 1940"

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