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John James Kirby, Sr
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Birth: 1841
Harpers Ferry
Jefferson County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 20, 1900
District Of Columbia, USA


[Special Dispatch to the Baltimore Sun]
FROSTBURG, MD., April 23 - The funeral of John Kirby, Sr., of Vale Summit, who died at Providence Hospital, Washington, D. C., of Bright's disease, Friday, took place this morning and arrived at St. Michael's Catholic Church, Frostburg, at 9 o'clock. Rev. V. T. Schmidt, of Washington, D. C., celebrated a requiem mass and paid a deserved tribute to the noble and qualities of the deceased. The interment was in St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery.

Published Tuesday, April 24, 1900 in THE SUN, Baltimore, Maryland on page 8

At Frostburg This Morning Was the Largest in Many Years.

The funeral of Mr. John Kirby, whose death was noted on Saturday, took place at St. Michael’s church, at nine o’clock this morning. The procession, numbering over 70 conveyances,left the residence, Vale Farm, near Vale Summit, at an early hour.

Five priests, from Baltimore and Washington, among one whom was Father Schmidt, were present to assist Father Clarke.

Mr. Kirby was particularly noted for his kindness to the poor and afflicted families.

The Catholic Benevolent Legion, of which he was a member, attended. A large number of friends from towns along the creek aud this city witnessed the impressive and beautiful services. The floral tributes were of the most elaborate designs ever seen at any funeral.

The bearers were Chas. Hery, Patrick McGannn, Thos. Kain, John McCann, Samuel Jackson, Wm. Grimes.

Published Monday Evening, April 23, 1900 in THE CUMBERLAND ALLEGANIAN, Cumberland, Maryland on page 1, col. 3.

District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961
Name: John Kirby
Name Note:
Titles and Terms:
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 20 Apr 1900
Event Place: District of Columbia, United States
Address: 1330 Md. Ave., N.E.
Gender: Male
Age: 58
Marital Status: Married
Birth Year (Estimated): 1842
Birthplace: Va.
Burial Date: 20 Apr 1900
Burial Place: Cumberland, Md.
Father's Birthplace: Va.
Mother's Birthplace: Va.
Reference ID: 130530
GS Film Number: 2115105
Frame Number: 3189
Digital Folder Number: 004024723
Image Number: 3188
Citing this Record: "District of Columbia Deaths, 1874-1961", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 3 December 2014), John Kirby, 1900. 
Family links: 
  John Kirby (1810 - 1870)
  Margaret Kirby (1812 - 1897)
  Elizabeth Devlin Kirby (1842 - 1912)
  John James Kirby (1860 - 1941)*
  Mary Margaret Kirby Dillon (1862 - 1938)*
  William Thomas Kirby (1865 - 1935)*
  Aloysius R Kirby (1880 - 1947)*
  Mary Kirby Fitzgerald (1834 - 1915)*
  Ellen Kirby Murphy (1836 - 1925)*
  John James Kirby (1841 - 1900)
  Catherine Kirby Cordial (1843 - 1895)*
  Margaret M Kirby Ahrberg (1844 - 1931)*
  Julia Kirby Bahen (1845 - 1929)*
  William F Kirby (1850 - 1930)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Michaels Cemetery
Allegany County
Maryland, USA
Created by: Charles Riend
Record added: Jan 09, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 103328103
John James Kirby, Sr
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