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Talbert B. "Bert" Kirby
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Birth: Jun. 14, 1886
Death: Jun. 6, 1928
Newton County
Missouri, USA

His brothers and sisters were
Nora Kirby Hansford
Osa Ola Kirby Douglas
Elmer Kirby
Mamie Kirby Ralston
Lucille Kirby Campbell
Otis Kirby
Edward 'Eddie' Kirby



No blame was fixed for the death of Talbert Kirby, an employee of the Empire District Electric Company who was killed by electrocution yesterday morning, by a coroner's jury today.
An investigation was conducted by James Nutman of Granby, Newton county coroner, at the Hurlbut chapel at 10 o'clock this morning.
Kirby who resided at 1824 Sergeant, was assisting with the installation of a power line two miles west of Saginaw yesterday morning when the accident occurred. He had climbed a pole to throw int he power switch and as he grasped a wire leading into the transformer his foot struck a ground wire, completing a circuit which sent a full shock of 6,600 volts through his body.
O. G. Gilbert, a fellow worker, and two employees of a farm near where the accident happened, released Kirby's body.
The body was brought to the Hurlbut Undertaking Company in the Hurlbut ambulance.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Daisy Kirby; a son, Mack Kirby; his father, Talbert Kirby of Joplin; four sisters, Mrs. Ed [Nora] Hansford of Royal Heights, Mrs. Harold [Lucille 'Sis'] Campbell, northeast of Joplin, and Mrs. Burk [Mamie] Ralston, Mrs. A. L. [Osa] Douglas and a brother, Otis Kirby of California.

KIRBY - Funeral services for Talbert Kirby, who was killed by electrocution Monday morning, were conducted at the South Joplin Christian church with the Rev. Powell Smith, pastor, officiating. Empire District employees were pallbearers. Burial was in Forest Park Cemetery.
Missouri Death Certificate
Family links: 
  Tolbert Cross Kirby (1856 - 1936)
  Clara Edith Barker Kirby (1858 - 1926)
  Daisy Kirby Jackson Bennett (1888 - 1954)*
  William Mack Kirby (1913 - 1976)*
  Nora Kirby Hansford (1878 - 1947)*
  Edward Kirby (1880 - 1927)*
  Elmer S. Kirby (1884 - 1915)*
  Talbert B. Kirby (1886 - 1928)
  Mamie Kirby Ralston (1891 - 1969)*
  Lucille Fern Kirby Campbell (1896 - 1974)*
  Osa Ola Kirby Douglas (1898 - 1990)*
*Calculated relationship
Forest Park Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Maintained by: NJBrewer
Originally Created by: D Snyder
Record added: Aug 31, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57987139
Talbert B. Bert Kirby
Added by: D Snyder
Talbert B. Bert Kirby
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Reddy Kilowatt was the logo of the Empire District Electric Company for many years.
 Added: Jun. 17, 2013
For a moment of courage in 1916 "The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy." - MLK
- NJBrewer
 Added: Jan. 24, 2011

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