John Kirwin

1852–1952 (Age 100)

The Life of John

John Kirwin was born in 1852, in Ireland as the son of Mary Kirwin. He died before 1952, in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, at the age of 99.

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Mary Kirwin
John Kirwin
Mary Kirwin
Patrick Kirwin

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    Mary Kirwin




World Events (3)


Age 11

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 11

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

Age 67

Irish War of Independence against Britain ending in the Anglo Irish Treaty.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant spelling of Kirwan .

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

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  • Legacy NFS Source: John Kirwin - Government record: birth-name: John Kirwin

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