William Matthew Kirk Sr.
(Abt 1785-Between 1860/1870)
Elizabeth Harvill
(1813-1841)
William Crook
(1802-)
Susan Simmons
(1813-)
Richard J. Kirk
(1838-1872)
Martha A. Crook
(Abt 1841-1883)
George Robert Kirk
(1872-1944)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Grace Elizabeth Parsons

George Robert Kirk 1

  • Born: 19 Aug 1872, Nevada, Vernon, Missouri, United States
  • Marriage (1): Grace Elizabeth Parsons on 17 Sep 1892 in Girard, Crawford, Kansas, United States
  • Died: 30 Jun 1944, Miami, (Ottawa), Oklahoma, United States at age 71
  • Buried: 2 Jul 1944, G.A.R. Cemetery, Miami, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States

  Research Notes:

From FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File:

This information from Family Bible and from archival records in Miami, Oklahoma. Found in Ward 4 Springs Addition, Miami, Ottawa, Ok. Buried in GAR Cemetery in Miami, Oklahoma George was a railroad man. He helped build many railroads in the Miami area. George Robert was an infant of 3 months when his father, Richard J., died. His mother, Martha, remarried John G. Wahmeyer 10/10/1875, who died not long thereafter, and in 1879, Andrew T. Staley, who moved the family to Metz. Metz was a small farming community just east of Osage, Missouri, where Richard J. died, and near where he is buried in Stotesbury, Missouri. George Robert's mother died in 1883, in Metz. Her burial location is unknown. George was next located in Kansas, and later, in Arkansas. In the 1900 census he was located in Narcissa, Ottawa County, Oklahoma, and later in Centralia, Craig County, Oklahoma, whre the family lived for many years. In 1900 he, Grace Elizabeth and 3 daughters were in Crawford County, Kansas, while the family was back in Narcissa, Oklahoma, for the 1910 census and in Craig, for the 1920 census. Found this family #122, in the April 14-15,1930 census in the West Part of Ottowa County, Oklahoma, listed as G. R. Kirk, age 58, marriedat age 20 years, b. in Missouri, father born in Missouri, mother born in Tennessee; farmer, had a farm, could read and write; Grace, wife, age 54, married at age 16, b. in Kansas, father born in Ohio, mother b. in Indiana; Lewis, son, age 21, married at age 20, born in Oklahoma, father in Missouri, mother b. in Kansas; farmer, Roy, son, age 18, single, b. in Oklahoma, farmer, Lee, son, age 19, single, b.in Oklahoma; Kenneth, son, age 16, b. in Oklahoma, Ella, daughter, single, age 13, b. in Oklahoma. George Robert was a large man, standing at 6' and weighing around 200 pounds. The 1910 census reflected that he could not read or write, but by the early 1940, he is known to have read the Bible and to have prepared written sermons which he preached as a Church of God Holiness mnister. He was really a known "Hellfire and Brimstone" minister. He most probably died from Alzheimers(which we know exists now, but not then). 2

  Birth Notes:

FamilySearch has b. 19 Aug 1872 in Nevada, Vernon, Missouri. Another source has 1872 in Tennessee.

  Death Notes:

FamilySearch has d. 30 Jun 1944 in Miami, OK. Another source has d. July 1944 in Miami, OK.

  Noted events in his life were:

Census: U.S, 26 Apr 1910, Narcissa Twp, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States. 3 Household:
Gerge R. Kirk, Head, M, W, 37, M, Missouri, Unk, Tennessee, Farmer, General farming
Grace Kirk, Wife, F, W, 34, M, Kansas, Ohio, Indiana, 9 children, 8 living
Anna, Daughter, F, W, 15, S, Arkansas, Farm laborer, home farm
Pearl, Daughter, F, W, 14, S, Oklahoma, Farm laborer, home farm
Nora, Daughter, F, W, 9, S, Oklahoma
Ora, Daughter, F, W, 9, S, Oklahoma
Howard, Son, M, W, 6, S, Oklahoma
George Kirk Jr.,, Son, M, W, 4, S, Oklahoma
Louis Kirk, Son, M, W, 2, S, Oklahoma

Census: U.S, 26 Jan 1920, Twp 3, Craig, Oklahoma, United States. 4 Household:
G. R. Kirk, Head, M, W, 48, M, Missouri, United States, Tennessee, Farmer, General farm
Grace Kirk, Wife, F, W, 45, M, Kansas, Ohio, Indiana
Ora D. Kirk, Daughter, F, W, 18, S, Oklahoma
Delbert H. Kirk, Son, M, W, 15, S, Oklahoma, Laborer, Farm
Georgia E. Kirk, Son, M, W, 13, S, Oklahoma
Lewis M. Kirk, Son, M, W, 10, S, Oklahoma
Robert L. Kirk, Son, M, W, 8-9/12, S, Oklahoma
Roy E. Kirk, Son, M, W, 6-5/12, S, Oklahoma
Kenneth F. Kirk, Son, M, W, 5-5/12, S, Oklahoma
Grace M. Kirk, Daughter, F, W, 3-2/12, S, Oklahoma

Census: U.S, 14 Apr 1930, Ottawa Twp, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States. 5 Household:
G. R. Kirk, Head, rent, farm, M, W, 58, M, 20 when married, Misssouri, Missouri, Tennessee, Farmer, Farm
Grace Kirk, Wife, F, W, 54, M, 16 when married, Kansas, Ohio, Indiana
Louis Kirk, Son, M, W, 21, M, 20 when married, Oklahoma, farmer
Lee Kirk, Son, M, W, 19, S, Oklahoma, farmer
Ray Kirk, Son, M, W, 18, S, Oklahoma, farmer
Kenith Kirk, Son, M, W, 16, S, Oklahoma
Ella Kirk, Daughter, F, W, 13, S, Oklahoma

Residence, 1940, Ottawa District, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States.

Census: U.S, 3 Apr 1940, Ottawa Twp, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States. 6 Household:
George R. Kirk, Head, M, W, 68, Missouri, 6th grade, common laborer
Grace Kirk, Wife, F, W, 64, M, Kansas, 6th grade


George married Grace Elizabeth Parsons, daughter of James Densmore Parsons and Nancy Jane White, on 17 Sep 1892 in Girard, Crawford, Kansas, United States. (Grace Elizabeth Parsons was born on 11 Feb 1876 in Fort Scott, Bourbon, Kansas, United States, died on 26 Nov 1951 in Miami, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States and was buried on 27 Nov 1951 in G.A.R. Cemetery, Miami, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States.)


Sources


1 http://www.familysearch.org.

2 FamilySearch Pedigree Resource File (www.familysearch.org), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "Pedigree Resource File," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/2:2:SYDW-HQX : accessed 2016-02-12), entry for George Robert /Kirk/.

3 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:ML73-F8N : accessed 12 February 2016), Gerge R Kirk, Narcissa, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 162, sheet 3A, NA.

4 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MJMY-9DW : accessed 12 February 2016), G R Kirk, Township 3, Craig, Oklahoma, United States; citing sheet 8B, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washin.

5 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "United States Census, 1930", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XC4M-6TJ : accessed 12 February 2016), G R Kirk, 1930.

6 FamilySearch Historical Files (www.familysearch.org), "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:VBK4-NY8 : accessed 12 February 2016), George R Kirk, Ottawa Township, Ottawa, Oklahoma, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 58-20, sheet.


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