John Kirby

August 1851–

The Life Summary of John

When John Kirby was born in August 1851, in England, his father, William Kirby, was 25 and his mother, Elizabeth Wright, was 25. He married Amanda M Williams in 1878, in Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Doniphan, Doniphan, Kansas, United States for about 5 years and Glencoe Township, Payne, Oklahoma, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

John Kirby
Amanda M Williams
Marriage: 1878
John W Kirby
Willie Kirby
Maude E Kirby

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1878Kansas, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 10
    Kansas is the 34th state
    Age 12
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act
    Age 31
    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    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 (6)

    • John Kirby in household of Wm Kirby, "Kansas State Census, 1875"
    • John Kirby in household of William Kirby, "Kansas State Census, 1865"
    • John Kirby in household of William Kirby, "United States Census, 1870"

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