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
1887–1953
Gertrude Honitor
1889–
Michael F Kirn
1917–2003

Spouse and Children

    Male1887–1953Male

    Gertrude Honitor

    Female1889–Female

children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

    Herman Frederick Kirn

    Male1848–1929Male

    Elizabeth Masser

    Female1849–1929Female

siblings

(11)

    Anna Bertha Kirn

    Female1872–1941Female

    Male1873–1965Male

    Herman Frederick Kirn Jr

    Male1875–1935Male

    Daniel W Kirn

    Male1876–Male

    Female1878–1970Female

+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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