Franklin Joseph Kirchner

1865–1915 (Age 50)
Dalton, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Franklin Joseph

When Franklin Joseph Kirchner was born in 1865, in Dalton, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Francis Kirchner, was 29 and his mother, Rosa Elizabeth Bansbach, was 25. He married Maggie Esler on 23 April 1886, in Hinsdale, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Peru, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1880 and Hinsdale, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1900. He died in 1915, at the age of 50.

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Franklin Joseph Kirchner
Maggie Esler
Marriage: 23 April 1886
Franklin Kirchner
Ellen Agnes Kirchner
Kathryn Ruth Kirchner
Clarence B. Kirchner
Robert Franklin Kirchner

Spouse and Children

23 April 1886
Hinsdale, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Francis Kirchner


    Rosa Elizabeth Bansbach




    Rosa Elizabeth Kirchner


    Jacob M Kirchner


    Walter Kirchner




+11 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 0

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.
1865 · The Assassination of a President

Age 0

"While attending the play ""Our American Cousin"" in Ford's Theatre, actor John Wilkes Booth climbed up the stairs to the suite that President Abraham Lincoln and his wife resided. Once inside the suite Booth pulled out his pistol and shot The President in the head. In critical condition The President was carried out of the theatre for urgent medical attention. Unfortunately, Lincoln died the following day. Abraham Lincoln was the first American president to be assassinated, and his death caused a period of national mourning both in the North and South."
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 16

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.

Name Meaning

1 German: from Middle High German kirchenaere ‘sexton’, hence an occupational name for a priest, an assistant at a church, or the administrator of church property and possessions.2 German and Czech: habitational name for someone from a place called Kirchen.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Francis Kirchner, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Frank Kirchner in household of Francis Kirchner, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Franklin Kirchner in household of Francis Kirchner, "United States Census, 1880"

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