William Kirby

16 February 1826–7 August 1900 (Age 74)
Romanby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of William

When William Kirby was born on 16 February 1826, in Romanby, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Kirby, was 24 and his mother, Margaret Nickolson, was 24. He married Elizabeth Wright on 28 April 1850, in Northallerton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Kansas, United States in 1870 and Doniphan, Doniphan, Kansas, United States for about 25 years. He died on 7 August 1900, in Doniphan, Kansas, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Doniphan, Doniphan, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Kirby
Elizabeth Wright
Marriage: 28 April 1850
John Kirby
William W Kirby
Mary Anna Kirby
Elizabeth H Kirby
James J. Kirby
Margaret A. Kirby

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 April 1850Northallerton, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 4
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 7
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 20
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of numerous places in northern and eastern England called Kirby or Kirkby, from Old Norse kirkja ‘church’ + ‘farmstead, village’.Irish: adopted for Ó Garmhaic ‘descendant of Cíarmhac’, a personal name meaning ‘dark son’. Compare Kerwick .Irish: Anglicized form of Mac Geirble ‘son of Geirble’, a personal name of uncertain origin. The name is preserved in the townland name of Carrowkeribly in County Mayo.

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

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    Sources (17)

    • William Kirby, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Wm Kirby, "Kansas State Census, 1875"
    • William Kirby, "Kansas County Marriages, 1855-1911"

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