Joseph Kirk

about 1873–
Indiana, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Kirk was born about 1873, in Indiana, United States, his father, John B. Kirk, was 37 and his mother, Asa Elizabeth Gardner, was 37.

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Family Time Line

John B. Kirk
1836–1916
Asa Elizabeth Gardner
1836–1874
James Albert Kirk
1859–
Ida E Kirk
1866–1870
Joseph Kirk
1873–
Anna F. Kirk
1861–1865
John M. Kirk
1863–1865
Emma C Kirk
1868–1869
Charles G Kirk
1869–1942

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    James Albert Kirk

    Male1859–Male

    Anna F. Kirk

    Female1861–1865Female

    John M. Kirk

    Male1863–1865Male

    Ida E Kirk

    Female1866–1870Female

    Female1868–1869Female

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World Events (3)

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.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1906 · Gary, Indiana, Is Founded

Age 33

The town of Gary, Indiana, was founded by the United States Steel Corporation in 1906. The Gary Works steel mill was the largest integrated mill in North America. The city of Gary was named after Elbert Henry Gary who was the founding chairman of the United States Steel Corporation and American lawyer and county judge. Gary partnered with J.P. Morgan, Andrew Carnegie, and Charles M. Schwab to found the United States Steel Corporation.

Name Meaning

Scottish and northern English, and Danish: from northern Middle English, Danish kirk ‘church’ (Old Norse kirkja), a topographic name for someone who lived near a church.

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

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Sources (1)

  • Joseph Kirk in household of John Kirk, "United States Census, 1880"

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