Robert Campbell Kirkwood

4 August 1834–24 September 1922 (Age 88)
Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Robert Campbell

When Robert Campbell Kirkwood was born on 4 August 1834, in Bridge of Weir, Renfrewshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Thomas Kirkwood, was 26 and his mother, Margaret Campbell, was 25. He married Mary Matthews on 21 October 1860, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851 and Ward 2 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1910. He died on 24 September 1922, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert Campbell Kirkwood
Mary Matthews
Marriage: 21 October 1860
Thomas Matthews Kirkwood
Margaret Kirkwood
Clarissa Mary Kirkwood
Mary Elizabeth Matthews Kirkwood
Robert Campbell Kirkwood Jr.
Ruth Mathews Kirkwood
William Elbert Kirkwood
Annie Marilla Kirkwood
Albert Centennial Kirkwood
Emma Blanche Kirkwood
Richard Cahoon Kirkwood
Heber Charles Kirkwood

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 October 1860Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo
    Age 2
    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
    1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors
    Age 4
    Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.
    1857 · Police (Scotland) Act 1857
    Age 23
    The Police Act 1857 was an Act put into place by Parliament to establish a mandatory police force in every county of Scotland.

    Name Meaning

    Scottish (central): habitational name from any of at least three places in Scotland called Kirkwood (Ayrshire, Dumfriesshire, Lanarkshire), named with Middle English kirk ‘church’ (Old Norse kirkja) + wode ‘wood’.

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

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    Short Bio of Robert Campbell Kirkwood

    Robert Campbell Kirkwood, a handcart pioneer and an early settler to Provo, built homes on 400 West for his three wives. The first wife, Mary Mathews Kirkwood, lived at 445 South 400 West. This origin …

    Sources (77)

    • John A Kirkwood in entry for Samuel M Kirkwood, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Robb C Kirkwood, "United States Census, 1910"
    • Kirkwood in entry for Thomas M Kirkwood and Sarah J Whitehead, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"

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