Howland Kirby

December 1873–8 July 1905 (Age 31)
New York, United States

The Life of Howland

When Howland Kirby was born in December 1873, in New York, United States, his father, Ambrose E Kirby, was 28 and his mother, Maud Alice Byron, was 24. He married Mabel Hattie Quackenbush in 1899. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in East Otto, Cattaraugus, New York, United States in 1905. He died on 8 July 1905, in Otto, Cattaraugus, New York, United States, at the age of 31, and was buried in East Otto, Cattaraugus, New York, United States.

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Howland Kirby
Mabel Hattie Quackenbush
Marriage: 1899
Ethel Naomi Kirby

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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1875 · A New Civil Rights Act

Age 2

During the response to civil rights violations to African Americans, the bill was passed giving African Americans equal treatment in public accommodations, public transportation, and to prohibit exclusion from jury duty. While many in the public opposed this law, the African Americans greatly favored it.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 9

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.

Name Meaning

1 English: habitational name from any of the numerous places in northern England called Kirby or Kirkby, from Old Norse kirkja ‘church’ + býr ‘settlement’.2 Irish: adopted as an English equivalent of Gaelic Ó Garmhaic ‘descendant of Ciarmhac’, a personal name meaning ‘dark son’. Compare Kerwick .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Holland L Kirby, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Howland Kirby, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Howland Kerby in entry for Wesly John Webb and Ethel Naomi Kerby, "New York, County Marriages, 1847-1848; 1908-1936"

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