|Birth: ||Nov. 25, 1866|
|Death: ||May 8, 1951|
Elizabeth Jane Kirkwood, daughter of John and Rachael Kirkwood was born November 25, 1866, at Fairbury, Illinois, and died May 8 at St. Joseph's hospital (sic), in Concordia, Kans., at the age of 84 years, 5 months and 13 days.
She was united in marriage on December 16, 1886 to Maynard Ingersoll. They were the parents of one son, Earl R. Ingersoll. Her husband died when Earl was a small boy and on January 4, 1895, she was married to Robert Birrell, a member of a pioneer family at Chester, Nebr., and made their home at Chester until Mr. Birrell's death in 1936.
One daughter, Mrs. Ruth Spafford preceded her in death in September 1931. Surviving her are one son, Earl R. Ingersoll of Concordia, Kans., Mrs. Spafford's twin sister, Mrs. Joe S. Hunt of Belleville, Kans., and Mrs John G. Kuhlmann of Colorado Springs, Colo. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Robert H. Kuhlmann of Monument, Colo., Mrs. Louie Helms of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Robert E. Spafford of Los Angeles, Calif., and three great-grandchildren.
Since the death of her husband she has divided her time between her son's home in Concordia, Ks., and the home of her daughter, Mrs. Joe S. Hunt of Belleville, Kansas.
She became a member of the church in her early days and lived a true Christian life.
In her recent illness she was patient and forbearing, never complaining but trusting in a higher power for strength and guidance. She was a kind and loving mother and will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.
Funeral services were held at the Christian church (sic) in Chester, Nebr., Friday, May 11, at 2 p.m. Rev. C.M. Foust officiating. Music was furnished by a quartet, Mr. E.A. Moxham, Mrs. Reta Thompson, Mrs. Melvin Crouse and Donald Canfield with Mrs. Ray Truss as pianist. The pallbearers were D.A. Cramer, Fred Duey, Adolph Gehle, R.W. Wilson, Harry Hunt and Ed Richards.
Interment was made in the Rose Hill cemetery (sic) at Hebron, Nebraska.
Robert Birrell (1856 - 1936)*
Ruth I Birrell Spafford (1896 - 1931)*
Rose Hill Cemetery
Created by: Peggy Bargen Duey
Record added: Aug 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40836257