JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
OBITUARIES
VETERAN OF CIVIL WAR IS BURIED TODAY

Andrew E. KIRK, who was brought from Richview to Mt. Vernon Hospital 
about two months ago suffering with a broken leg, died at 1 o'clock 
Sunday morning at the hospital, where he had been treated ever since 
the accident. The body was taken yesterday to the home of his son, 
George E. KIRK in Bonnie. Mr. KIRK was buried today at Hickory Hill 
in McCLellan Township, the Odd Fellows having charge of the burial rites.

Mr. KIRK was a well known Jefferson County man and a member of one of 
the old and well known families of Jefferson County. He made this county 
his home until a few years ago, when he located at Richview. He was living 
at Richview when he fell and broke one leg. Mr. KIRK was highly respected 
by all who knew him and had many friends in Jefferson County. His age was 
76 years, 11 months, and 24 days, having been born in 1842. Mr. KIRK was a 
veteran of the Civil War.  

He is survived by his wife and seven children as follows: Elza KIRK of Mt. Vernon, 
Railey G. KIRK of Harrison, Ark.; Mrs. T. A.  Rachtel of Augusta, Wis.; John W. KIRK 
of Eureka, Mo.; George E. KIRK of Bonnie; and Charles KIRK of St. Genevieve, Mo.



Source: Unknown
Date: Unknown
Submitted by Mary Zinzilieta
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OBITUARY 
(Contributed) 

Andrew E. Kirk was born May 7th A. D. 1847; 
died April 27th, 1924: aged 76 years, 11 months.
and, 20 days.

His parents came to this state from Tennessee 
in 1849, settling in the southern part of Jefferson 
county, Ill., where he grew to man-hood.

At the age of 17 he enlisted in the service of his 
country to defend the Union. He was a member of Co. E, 
155th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers.

Mr. Kirk was united in marriage to four wives as follows: 
First, Lucinda Oliver, To this union were born four children, 
Elzie, Bailey, and Lou, who are yet living and Nellie, who died 
in infancy. His second marriage was to Lucy Darnell. To this 
union one son was born, John who survives. His third marriage 
was to Ann G. Whitlock. To this union were born three sons, George, 
Charley and Edward, who are all living. His fourth marriage was 
to Mrs. Sophia Gilbert, who survives. Mr. Kirk is also survived by 
two sisters, Mrs. Emiline Oliver and Mrs. Samantha Kirk, both of Ina.

Mr. Kirk was a farmer of Jefferson county, a member of the G.A.R. 
A member of the I.O.O.F. and was a Christian. Had been a member of 
the Christian church for about 40 years.

Funeral services were held at Hickory Hill cemetery, conducted by 
the Rev. Marion Boles and the I.O.O.F.

Source: Register News 
Date: Thursday, May 1, 1924
Submitted by Mary Zinzilieta
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