George Washington Kirby

3 January 1852–14 January 1924 (Age 72)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of George Washington

When George Washington Kirby was born on 3 January 1852, in Tennessee, United States, his father, Elisha E. Kirby, was 27 and his mother, Terressa Hambleton Crook, was 20. He married Mary Elizabeth Coburn on 23 December 1880, in Crockett, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in De Soto, Clarke, Mississippi, United States in 1870 and Madison Township, St. Francis, Arkansas, United States in 1900. He died on 14 January 1924, in St. Francis, Arkansas, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Forrest City Cemetery, Forrest City, St. Francis, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Washington Kirby
Mary Elizabeth Coburn
Marriage: 23 December 1880
Georgie Kirby
Mary A Kirby
Fleetwood Kirby
Nona May Kirby
Ruby L Kirby
Rodrick Kirby

Spouse and Children

23 December 1880
Crockett, Tennessee, United States


    Georgie Kirby


    Mary A Kirby


    Fleetwood Kirby


    Nona May Kirby


    Ruby L Kirby


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Terressa Hambleton Crook




+6 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 9

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 10

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.
1872 · The First National Park

Age 20

Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

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)

  • Geo W Kirby, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George W Kerby in household of Elisha Kerby, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George Kirby in household of Elisha Kirby, "United States Census, 1860"

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