Earl S. Kirk
Earl Kirk Dies
Earl S. Kirk, 45, died at 7:07 p.m. Sunday at an Alton
Hospital, Following a few days of illness of influenza.
He had been in failing health the past 10 months, but recently had been
much improved. He was born 1/17/1894 at Mount Vernon, a son of James
and Martha Kirk.
In 1916 he came to East Alton, where he accepted employment at Westen
Cartridge Co., where he continued to work until he became ill.
In 1918 he was married to Miss Ruth Wright of Wellsville, Mo., the
marriage occurring in East Alton.
Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Ruth Kirk, and a son, Earl, who lives at
the family home, 519 Bowman avenue, and a sister, Mrs. Bertha Leonard of
Mrs. Leonard has been at her brother's bedside the last few days.
Funeral services have been announced for 2 p. m., Wednesday at the
Methodist church with the Rev. William F. Bohn of the First Baptist Church
officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery at Alton.
Alton Evening Telegraph, April 24, 1939, page 5, column 4
Transcribed by Jim Kirk from family newspaper clipping