Arthur Ralph Kirn

1 February 1887–5 November 1953 (Age 66)
Berks, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Arthur Ralph

When Arthur Ralph Kirn was born on 1 February 1887, in Berks, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Herman Frederick Kirn, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Masser, was 37. He had at least 1 son with Gertrude Honitor. He lived in Alsace Township, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States in 1900 and Reading, Berks, Pennsylvania, United States for about 20 years. He died on 5 November 1953, at the age of 66, and was buried in Lakeland, Polk, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

Arthur Ralph Kirn
Gertrude Honitor
Michael F Kirn

Spouse and Children


    Gertrude Honitor




Parents and Siblings

    Herman Frederick Kirn


    Elizabeth Masser




    Anna Bertha Kirn



    Herman Frederick Kirn Jr


    Daniel W Kirn



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 3

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Age 11

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.
1905 · The Movie Theater

Age 18

The world’s first movie theater was located in Pittsburgh. It was referred to as a nickelodeon as at the time it only cost 5 cents to get in. 

Name Meaning

German:1. habitational name for someone from Kirn, a small town in Rhineland-Palatinate, the name of which probably derives from Middle High German kürne ‘mill’. 2. in eastern Germany, possibly from a Sorbian word meaning ‘ravine’ or ‘drain’, related to Czech krn ‘ravine’, krne ‘gutter’, ‘water channel’, ‘drain’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ralph Kirn in household of Charles E Townsley, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Arthur R Kirn in household of Herman F Kirn, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Arthur R Kirn, "United States Census, 1940"

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