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John James Kirkness, Sr
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Birth: 1844, Scotland
Death: Aug., 1916
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA


"John J. Kirkness, a retired outdoor photographer, died Friday at the home of his son, Edward F. Kirkness, 326 East Twenty-Eighth street, and was buried in Baltimore Cemetery on Sunday. The Rev. D. P. Allison, assistant rector of St. Michaels and All Angels' Protestant Episcopal Church, conducted the funeral service."

excerpt from obituary published in Baltimore SUN, 23 August 1916

Note: Kirkness is said to have come to Baltimore from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada in 1879. He opened a photography studio at Broadway and Bank Street, and produced cabinet cards such as these examples of the sisters Lena and Mag Gross, on the excellent site Baltimore 19th Century Photos.

Two of his sons also worked as photographers in Baltimore: John James Kirkness, Jr., born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1873, and George H. Kirkness.

Kirkness' son, Edward Franklin Kirkness, served in the Spanish-American war and is buried in Baltimore National Cemetery, Baltimore; Edward's son, Byron, served in the U.S. Army in World War II and is buried at Crownsville National Cemetery, Anne Arundel County. 
Family links: 
  Lydia Emmeline Homer Kirkness (1848 - 1895)
  John James Kirkness (1873 - 1947)*
  George Homer Kirkness (1879 - 1973)*
*Calculated relationship
Baltimore Cemetery
Baltimore City
Maryland, USA
Created by: waldonia
Record added: Apr 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 51414625
John James Kirkness, Sr
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