John Colby Kitchen

18 December 1881–5 April 1954 (Age 72)
Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life of John Colby

When John Colby Kitchen was born on 18 December 1881, in Carleton, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, William Spurr Kitchen, was 36 and his mother, Mary Hetty Estey, was 35. He married Margaret Teresa Kelly in April 0020, in San Francisco, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Presque Isle, Aroostook, Maine, United States in 1900 and Gridley, Butte, California, United States in 1930. He died on 5 April 1954, in San Francisco, California, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Colma, San Mateo, California, United States.

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John Colby Kitchen
Margaret Teresa Kelly
John Colby Kitchin Jr
Mary Fallon Kitchin

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    John Colby Kitchin Jr


    Mary Fallon Kitchin


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    Hannah Maud Kitchen


    Zella Jane Kitchen


    Vilah May Kitchen




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World Events (8)

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 1

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 10

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 20

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: from Middle English kychene ‘kitchen’, hence an occupational name for someone who worked in or was in charge of the kitchen of a monastery or great house.2 Scottish and northern Irish: variant of McCutcheon .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John C Kitchin, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John C Kitchin, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John C Kitchin, "United States Census, 1920"

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