|Birth: ||Mar. 6, 1842|
|Death: ||Nov. 21, 1916|
Private Kirk, Firman F., Company C
FIRMAN F. KIRK, proprietor of the Hotel Lafayette, Driftwood, was born in Lycoming County, Penn., March 6, 1842, and is a son of Joseph and Maria (Blaker) Kirk.
He was reared and educated in his native county, and was in the Civil War, enlisting May 30, 1861, in Company C, First Pennsylvania Rifles, Forty-second Volunteer "Bucktails;" was wounded in the hip at Fredericksburg, Va., December 13, 1862; was taken prisoner, and was in Libby prison twenty-seven days, when he was paroled, and later exchanged; was again taken prisoner at Bethesda Church, May 30, 1864; paroled December 23, 1864, after spending time in Libby, Danville, Salisbury, Andersonville, Charleston and Florence prisons. He was sergeant of his company, and was honorably discharged from the service July 3, 1865.
In 1867 he engaged in lumbering, and was fourteen years in the business at Williamsport, Penn. In February, 1883, he became manager of the DuBois House, at DuBois, Penn., which he successfully conducted two years, and in January, 1885, he took charge of the Hotel Lafayette, at Driftwood, of which he has since been the efficient and popular proprietor.
He was married March 1, 1864, to Ophelia A., daughter of Thomas and Anna (Bowman) Harrison, of Northumberland County, Penn., by whom he had five children: Fred S., Matthias H., Carrie (deceased), William H. and F. Roy.
Mr. Kirk is a member of the I.O.O.F. and G.A.R.; has always been an active Republican, and in August, 1889, was a delegate to the State convention at Harrisburg. He held several offices in the city of Williamsport, and has been burgess of Driftwood for one term.
Chap. 1442 - An Act Granting an increase of pension to Firman F. Kirk
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, that the Secretary of the Interior be, and be is hereby, authorized and directed to place on the pension roll, subject to the provisions and limitations of the pension laws, the name of Firman F. Kirk, late of Company C, Thirteenth Regiment Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Infantry, and Company C, One hundred and ninetieth Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, and pay him a pension at the rate of twenty-four dollars per month in lieu of that he is now receiving.
Approved, April 11, 1906.
Ophelia A Harrison Kirk (1842 - 1909)*
William Howard Kirk (1874 - 1903)*
Plot: 997C West
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Very proud to be a descendent of this brave and unique individual. Wish I could have met him.|
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