Robert John Kirton

24 January 1929–21 November 2009 (Age 80)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States

The Life of Robert John

When Robert John Kirton was born on 24 January 1929, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, his father, John William Kirton, was 41 and his mother, Johanna Wilhelmina Geurts, was 37. He married Gretta Marrie Hardman on 27 September 1948, in Ely, White Pine, Nevada, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 21 November 2009, in Shelton, Mason, Washington, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Shelton Memorial Park, Shelton, Mason, Washington, United States.

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Family Time Line

Robert John Kirton
1929–2009
Gretta Marrie Hardman
1929–1989
Marriage: 27 September 1948
Barbara Marie Kirton
1950–1951
Gary Lee Kirton
1955–1956
Kathleen Marie Kirton
1960–2005

Spouse and Children

    Male1929–2009Male

    Gretta Marrie Hardman

    Female1929–1989Female

MARRIAGE
27 September 1948
Ely, White Pine, Nevada, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1931

Age 2

The Star-Spangled Banner is adopted as the national anthem.
1931 · The Hogle Zoo

Age 2

Being supported through Salt Lake City taxes, Hogle Zoo has been at its present location at the mouth of Emigration Canyon since 1931 on land donated by Mr. and Mrs. James A. Hogle. In 1936, the zoo purchased Princess Alice, an elephant, from a traveling circus. She gave birth to the first elephant born in Utah. His name was Prince Utah and he died at eleven months old. Current exhibits include various birds, mammals, and reptiles from around the world.
1950

Age 21

United States military forces play a leading role against North Korean and Chinese troops in Korean War.

Name Meaning

Northern English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Staffordshire, named with Old English cirice or Old Norse kirkja ‘church’ + Old English tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

Sources (3)

  • John Robert Kirton in household of John William Kirton, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Robert Kirton in household of John W Kirton, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
  • Robert Kirton in household of Albert W Kirton, "United States Census, 1930"

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