Obit: Kirk, Henry August 17, 1878

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September 25, 2010, 2:39 pm


Elgin Daily News - Monday 19 August 1878, 

(Elgin) Died:

At his home in this city, on Saturday night at half- past 
eleven o'clock, HENRY KIRK, aged 63 years, four months and 
two days. He had been for a long time troubled with diseased 
liver and kidneys, which became chronic and terminated in 
dropsy.  Mr. Kirk was born in Rochestown, Dublin, Ireland, 
April 15th, 1815.  He came to New York in 1850, and west in 
1851, settling at Hampshire.  In January, 1874, he removed 
with his family to this city, and had since lived here.

For two years he had been out of health, and during the last 
two months had been confined to his bed.  He leaves a wife 
and six children (the eldest of the latter being but 
fourteen or fifteen years of age), who will miss him as a 
husband and father whose only law was love; and whose many 
good qualities made him friends that will long hold him in 

The funeral will be held at 10 o'clock Tuesday forenoon, at 
the residence No. 17 Villa street.  The Episcopal service 
will be read, possibly by Rev. Peter Arvedson, of Algonquin. 
The remains will be interred at Hampshire.

Additional Comments:
Copy of Obituary provided by the Gail Borden Library at 200 
N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, Illinois, U.S.A. 

1863- Married: On the 20th day of February, 1863 at the 
residence of JOSIAH KIRK, East Hampton, Suffolk County, New 
York by the Rev. G. Huntington, HENRY KIRK, Hampshire, 
Illinois, to JANE CAROLINE McALLISTER, of the former place.

(Marriage Notice provided by the Elgin Weekly Gazette, 
Wednesday, 4 March 1863, page 2, column 4.)

Josiah Kirk brother of Henry and Jane Caroline sister of 
Elizabeth, wife of Josiah.