John William Kilgore

Male29 June 1885–18 October 1944

Brief Life History of John William

John William Kilgore was born on 29 June 1885, in Vermilion, Stratton Township, Edgar, Illinois, United States. He died on 18 October 1944, in Terre Haute, Sullivan, Indiana, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Terre Haute, Sullivan, Indiana, United States.

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John William Kilgore
Lucille Cecil Mings

Sources (3)

  • John W Kilgore, "United States Census, 1910"
  • John William Kilgore, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • John W Kilgore, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

1892 · The Chicago Canal

Age 7

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 16

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

Irish (Tyrone and Derry): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Gheáirr ‘son of the short lad’, from the adjective geárr ‘short’. In Scotland there has been some confusion with Kilgour .

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

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