Seburn Jefferson Kirby

10 June 1876–22 April 1938 (Age 61)
Texas, United States

The Life of Seburn Jefferson

When Seburn Jefferson Kirby was born on 10 June 1876, in Texas, United States, his father, John James Kirby, was 25 and his mother, Marilda Jones Huckaby, was 20. He lived in Justice Precinct 4, Montgomery, Texas, United States in 1880. He died on 22 April 1938, in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Houston, Harris, Texas, United States.

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Seburn Jefferson Kirby
1876–1938
Louise Koertge
1849–1931

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World Events (8)

1881 · Construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway

Age 5

Grenville M. Dodge oversaw the construction of the Fort Worth & Denver Railway. Work began at Hodge Junction, and eventually extended to the New Mexico border by 1888. Service began on April 1, 1888, with trains travelling between Fort Worth and Denver.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 18

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.

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)

  • Seaburn Kirby, "United States Census, 1910"
  • S J Kerby in household of J M Kerby, "United States Census, 1880"
  • S J Kirby, "United States Census, 1900"

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