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James M. Kirk

James M. KIRK was born on October 1, 1867, departed this life June 17, 1921, 
aged 53 years, 8 months, and 16 days.  He leaves to mourn his departure; a 
mother, Josephine ALLEN, a step-father, Rev. John ALLEN of Bonnie, a loving 
wife, Ida M. KIRK, one son, Claude E. KIRK of Gary, Ind., one brother, 
John P. KIRK of Bonnie, three sisters, Mrs. Victoria HOOTS of Bonnie and 
Mrs. Louvaria KIRK and Ethel M. OATHOUT of Mt. Vernon and many other relatives 
and friends..

Deceased was married to Fannie Bennett, December 18, 1893.  She departed 
this life in May, 1896, to this union was born one son, Claude E. KIRK, who 
still survives.  On September 28, 1899 he was married to Ida M. WOLF of Hopkinsville, KY.

Brother KIRK was a member of the Masonic Order also of the Independent Order of 
Odd Fellows, of McLeansboro.  About 16 years ago he professed hope in Christ, and 
united with the United Brethern Church having disbanded he was a follower and a 
strong believer in the Primitive Baptist Doctrine, believing that the Lord was able 
to do what he had promised.  Brother Jim, was of a kind sunny disposition, always 
trying to make those happy about him.  Being of poor health for several years was 
never heard to complain but a very little, and to meet him was to meet a friend.

Those attending the funeral from this city (McLeansboro), which occured at Bonnie 
last Sunday were:  Mr. and Mrs. O. H. HYATT, W. O. IRVIN, Asa S. TODD, T. W. BIGGERSTAFF, 
Joe PROCTOR, Z. W. GRAFF, Dr. W. A. TEVIS, M. O. OSBURN, Arthur ROBINSON, Sallie, Frank 
and Edwin JONES, Logan HUNGATE, Adam GREEN, Willie DAVIS, James Wesley DAVIS and Wilson FREASE.

***From the Legacy of Kin: Ida WOLFE KIRK, Times Leader, February 21, 1946; born 
November 15, 1867 near Elkton, KY.; died January 26, 1946; found dead in her home; 
daughter of Joe WOLFE; married Dr. James M. KIRK; leaves 1 brother Walter WOLFE of KY; 
sister-in-law Mrs. HOLSTLAW of Centralia; came here from Ina, IL many years ago; 
interred Elkton, KY.

Source: Grandma Deems Obits 1917-1925 (Hamilton County, IL)
Submitted by: Mary Zinzilieta

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