John Kirby

August 1851–
England

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.

Photos and Memories (0)

Photos and Memories

Do you know John? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

John Kirby
1851–
Amanda M Williams
1861–1902
Marriage: 1878
John W Kirby
1882–
Willie Kirby
1888–1902
Maude E Kirby
1890–1975

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1878Kansas, United States
  • Children

    (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1861
    Age 10
    Kansas is the 34th state
    1863
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Kerwick
    Corbeil
    Curby
    Kearbey
    Kearby
    Kerby
    Kirkby

    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"

    Discover Even More

    As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a FREE Account
    Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
    Share this with your family and friends.