Dr. Walter Murray Kirkendall M.D.

M, b. 31 March 1917, d. 11 July 1991
     Occupation: Medical Doctor. Dr. Walter Murray Kirkendall M.D. was born on 31 March 1917 at Louisville, Jefferson Co., KY.1 He was the son of Charles Allen Kirkendall and Margaret Caplinger. Dr. Walter Murray Kirkendall M.D. married Margaret Jane Allen, daughter of William Allen and Grace Payne, on 31 March 1948. Dr. Walter Murray Kirkendall M.D. died on 11 July 1991 at Chicago, Cook Co., IL, at age 74 W.C. Kirkendall's Eulogy of Walter Murray Kirkendall Delivered during funeral of Walter M. Kirkendall July 17, 1991 Saint Michael's Catholic Church, Houston, Texas

Thank each of you for attending and for your thoughts and prayers. I can't tell you what a comfort this has been to my mother and our family during this all too sudden travail. After the service all of you are invited across the street from the church here for a gathering. Please join us.
My brother Tom and I want to share with you some remembrances and thoughts from the family about Dad and his life.
We are comforted in a sense in knowing that life goes on -- birth and death are the eternal cycle from which none of us are immune. Dad died in the Chicago-area while there to attend my cousin Sarah's wedding. As my brother Jim mentioned, that really is a beautiful symmetry.
But although this is the natural course of things that Dad too should pass from this temporary existence, it is not only fitting but necessary that we pause to reflect on the life of this truly remarkable man.
I've heard many wonderful anecdotes from many wonderful people this week about Dad, his foibles, his passions, his humor - but anecdotes aren't adequate to tell the full measure of this man. Very few people can honestly say that their father was the best person they ever knew but I believe Walter's kids can.
When I think of Dad, the foremost attribute I remember - the underpinning of all the others we will mention - was his integrity. Somebody called him "the last truly honest man" and in many ways he was.
He didn't lie
He wasn't obfuscatory
He was rarely disingenuous unless absolutely necessary to win an argument at the dinner table when he had taken a clearly untenable position simply for the sake of argument.
He was totally honest about everything - except, of course, golf, about which he was an incurable optimist. My cousin Joe said that the night before he died, Dad was trying to find a driving range to practice on. Totally unrealistically, he believed the next swing might be the perfect one.
Dad once told me that "an honest man never minds having his change counted." He lived by that bromide - in fact, I suspect no one ever made change for him that he did not count. Quintessentially fair, though, he expected his to be counted as well.
He never sought an unfair or unearned advantage in any situation in his professional or personal life---although some of his golfing friends might dispute that after being subjected to his 1st tee soliloquies. One friend of mine, a notoriously parsimonious dentist in Seguin, played once with my dad several years ago with a new friendly wagering game Dad was promoting, called "Wolf". When the game was over and the wagers computed, my friend had shot about an 80 and Dad shot his usual 105-110 — and my friend owed Dad about $30.
Thereafter this friend wanted to know whenever Dad came to town -- so he could be gone.
In addition to the sense of fairness (or possibly because of it) he had the rare habit of expecting the best from people because he expected people to act as he did.
But he understood one truism of life--you can never be happy with other people if you hold them to the same standards you hold yourself.
Quite possibly some former students or residents would dispute that but you must remember his altruism--the people he was concerned with while teaching were not so much his pupils as their future patients.
He would demand excellence but no more than a person was capable of. Because of these attributes he could extract that which was good from everyone he encountered and promote their continued excellence.
He could be understanding and forgiving, with time, and, unlike many at his level of achievement, adaptable.
That is not to say he was passive or never angry or frustrated but he got over it, put it in perspective and his belief in people allowed him a remarkable resilience and persistence. Which, of course, is the major reason he survived in the politics of academic medicine--surely the most labyrinthine since the court of Louis XIV.
A true egalitarian, he never met a person from whom he couldn't learn something. He could as easily have a good time speaking to the gas station attendant as to a judge or university president. Being in politics and elective office myself, I pride myself on that quality but Dad outstripped us all because he noticed people. He could joke with them or share a frustration with them. He had many, many patients from very different walks of life with whom he remained close because they had made that "connection" he was so good at making. Naturally and incurably curious, Dad regarded each person as a resource.
He had no personal pretensions of any kind. When the young kids would visit his office, we would wonder why everyone else's office was so neat, no piles of articles, no notes pinned to wall, no boxes piled up in the corner. The fact is that Dad didn't care a whit what his work area looked like as long as he knew where everything was and he could work in relative peace and efficiency.
Service to people and to the community was one of the most important attributes he preached to us. When we wrote his obituary, it was amazing how often the word serve or service had to be used:
he served in the army;
he served as a teacher;
he served as a doctor;
he served as a consultant;
he served on numerous boards and committees;
and all without regard to compensation. That is not to say he didn't enjoy it when he got compensation but it was never the primary reason. His goal, his primary goal, was to be productive (which was possibly his favorite word in the English language) and to leave the world a better place.
He knew that the only way for the world to work is for everyone to make the best contribution possible--and he did, every single day of his life.
But the defining aspect of his life will always be his family. He told me once that he always knew that his greatest joys and his greatest sorrows would be in his family. He got his priorities right very early.
When we were young he worked long hours and very hard but he gave up everything else to raise a family. No golf until we were old enough to join him, no private hobbies or sanctuaries. Every moment away from the hospital was devoted to his family.
This man who liked order and the scientific method in his work loved chaos at home--the more the merrier. Remember the song from Les Miserables? "Master of the house, keeper of the zoo. . ." That was Dad. Nothing thrilled him more than seeing a half dozen or more cars in the driveway when he came home.
Mom and Dad will leave many legacies but their family is the greatest. Not many people can say they have done the sheer physical act of having and raising 10 children but to have 10 productive & reasonably well-adjusted adults thrilled him to no end. And he has had, and the lessons he left will have, the same kind of impact on his grandchildren.
Funerals for Christians represent sadness at a temporary separation. We will always have Dad here in spirit but we cannot help but grieve at all our loss.
Jesus said "in my father's house are many rooms. . ." When we someday join Dad in that house I know that he will have explored every room, in the company of his beloved grandson, Walter Hugh, who predeceased him this year, will know every person in those rooms and will be impatiently wondering what took us so long.

Matthew Kirkendall's Eulogy of Walter Murray Kirkendall Delivered during Memorial Service for Walter Murray Kirkendall, M.D. July 18, 1991 University of Texas Medical School, Houston, Texas

Dr. Ribble and Dr. Willerson:
My family is honored to be with the University of Texas Medical community today to share our sorrow at the death of Dr. Kirkendall.
You all were very important to him and in truth represented an extended family for him - bound by his love for the practice of medicine.
He had a productive life with a medical career that spanned 50 years and gained a national reputation for clinical and academic excellence. Many of you helped him in his work and share in his accomplishments.
I've talked to so many of you over the last several days and thank you for your condolences and kindness to our family. I was struck, though, by how often it was personal interaction with him that was so important. Ward service together, committee assignments, discussion of a problem, or just a joke in the hallway — many such events over months and years established for you individually many of his endearing qualities. So many of you noted that you would just stop in on a regular basis to exchange ideas.
His office was on the first floor and his door was always open. This kind of activity gives the school its life and soul.
I'd like to share some memories of Dr. Kirkendall with you.
He was born in Louisville, Kentucky and supposedly obtained his demanding nature and southern charm from his mother, one of the Caplinger girls who were notorious Southern belles of the day. These women were known for a series of Byzantine-like feuds where one or another wouldn't talk for months at a time. Walter noted that while growing up he often wouldn't know which aunt he was officially allowed to talk. All of this may have prepared him for the intricate politics of a career in academic medicine. But he preferred cooperation rather than confrontation. Many of you noted to me that he seemed to be a man without enemies and above criticism.
He went to the University of Louisville Medical School and this provided the only deep, dark secret I know about him - in that he planned to become a surgeon. It was the needs of the U. S. Army which determined his career as an internist.
He served in North Africa and Italy with distinction during World War II. His medical citation noted his organization of a field hospital provided excellent medical care with limited supplies and became the model for such facilities in the entire theatre. He was always quite reticent about his wartime service and never gave many details. However he did note that a portrayal of General Patton in one movie was "too nice to the S.O.B."
He came to the University of Iowa after the war to finish his medical residency. It was during this time that he met Margaret Allen who was an R.N. at the university hospital. Apparently, their relationship developed slowly, Dad had the reputation of being rather the General Patton of the medicine wards. The courtship was marked by a series of fits and starts with Margaret vowing more than once to be done with the 30 year old spoiled, confirmed bachelor. Thankfully, for myself and my 9 brothers and sisters, things finally worked out. The marriage they developed over 43 years was marked by profound love and respect. Margaret was supportive and a partner in all his accomplishments and endeavors. Woe unto the poor person who implies to Margaret Kirkendall that a housewife and mother is not a career woman.
He was always very competitive and loved to challenge someone. A patient evaluation was part of the Internal Medicine board exam at that time. Dr. Kirkendall drew a patient with dyspnea reportedly from COPD, which had been diagnosed by several dozen examiners prior to that time. Walter disagreed with that diagnosis and found mitral stenosis instead. His examiner could not hear a murmur, but he was a gastroenterologist who had access to the correct diagnosis, but felt unsure of himself when confronted by the self-assured candidate. He asked another examiner, a cardiologist, his opinion, who agreed with the diagnosis of mitral stenosis. So was started the legend, soon to become the bane of a generation of medical students, residents and fellows of Dr. Kirkendall's preeminence at physical diagnosis.
Through his life, Dr. Kirkendall received many awards and honors. Those that he cherished the most were the teaching awards he received from his students. It is so appropriate that he should be remembered as a teacher. He so often tried to impart not just medical information to students but some of his joy and enthusiasm in the practice of medicine. Admittedly, this could be painful at times — such as trying to commit large tracts of Debocolin and DeGowin physical diagnosis to memory. But he also tried to foster curiosity — to instill the need to research a problem because so much of medicine has to be self-taught and the need to reeducate oneself never ends.
He had rigid standards — but then his predominate concern was for competent patient care. He always had great compassion for his patients and felt whatever their background or means, they were due his best effects. A patient had come to pay his respects and when asked what he remembered best about Walter he said "he's my doctor who'd do just about anything to keep me well." A fitting epitaph for any physician.
Another physician when surveying Walter's life noted that he had always been a builder, that each place he went he would build a foundation and not an empire. Each institution would have a chance to grow and develop. It was this urge to build which attracted him to Houston and the University of Texas — to help create a new medical school, one without limitations that with work and care might become one of the preeminent schools in the country — this challenge continued to stimulate him. Margaret had long ago given up hope that he might retire one day, but took solace in knowing every day he was happy and doing what he wanted and loved to do.
My Father's death has left a great void in our family. It is a period of transition for us, but also for you. Walter knew better than most that things change — he always sought to grow in his life, for if you didn't, you risked stagnation.
But he exhibited qualities that helped him deal with new situations and these should be important to us in our personal and professional lives:
Kindness and honesty.
Compassion to patients and loyalty to friends, and always an insatiable curiosity.
He leaves us challenges — that as physicians, nurses, and medical personnel, we strive always to improve patient care and as colleagues we make a commitment to continue to build this university.
Try to hold his memory with us.
In the library or in the hall when you pass his old office — remember his door was always open.
Dr. Walter M. Kirkendall: husband, father, physician, teacher, friend.


Walter M. Kirkendall died suddenly and unexpectedly on Saturday morning, July 13, 1991. He was born March 13, 1917, in Louisville, Kentucky, and graduated from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in 1941. He interned at the University of Iowa in 1941-42 and, after a three-year stint in the Army in North Africa and Italy, returned to Iowa to complete his training in medicine. There he married Margaret Allen in 1948. He spent 26 years at Iowa developing a national and international reputation as a student of hypertensive disease.
Walter, a happy, competitive house officer, was fond of quoting, "Residents are people who reside in the hospital." He followed this dictum and was the first to arrive on the wards in the morning and last to leave. He became a role model for students and younger house officers. He made popular the "game" of upstaging colleagues by uncovering physical signs and important details of the patient's history which others had missed. Thus when William B. Bean arrived in 1948 to be the Head of the Department of Internal Medicine, the intensity of the search for missed heart murmurs and skin lesions was established. Bean understood the value of this emphasis on precision and thoroughness in clinical data gathering as an important teaching technique.
Walter joined the Iowa faculty in 1949 and played a major role in the development of the Department during the next 23 years. He belonged to that special group of young physicians who returned from World War II to become the new academic leaders. His colleague, Mark Armstrong, remembers Walter Kirkendall at the bedside in those post-war years insisting that malignant hypertension could be reversed, that cardiac edema could be treated, and that bacterial endocarditis need not be a mandatory death warrant. This optimistic view of therapeutic intervention was a remarkable change from the sense of therapeutic powerlessness which these men inherited from their pre-World War II professors. Armstrong believes that Kirkendall's attitude of therapeutic optimism, which he held throughout his life, was one of his greatest contributions to the education of his students.
Kirkendall developed a program of teaching and research in hypertension and renal disease for which he received national and international recognition. This was to continue throughout his professional career. His first publications involved various aspects of renal disease, and by 1955 there were papers on the effects of drugs in patients and hypertension. After 1960, virtually all his 85 abstracts and 72 papers can be considered studies of the clinical pharmacology of hypertension. He was active in many organizations including the American Heart Association, the American College of Physicians and those clinical and research societies concerned with hypertension and kidney disease. For the National Institutes of Health he was chairman of the Heart Training Committee B from 1966 to 1970. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the National High Blood Pressure Education Program of the NIH, and a member of the NIH Policy Board on the Study of Sodium, Potassium and Weight Reduction in Hypertension. He was a member of the Merit Review Board for Nephrology in the Veterans Administration; he chaired the Board from 1968-1970. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the V.A. Cooperative Study of the Effects of Withdrawal of Antihypertensive Medication. One of his favorite organizations was the American Heart Association's Council for High Blood Pressure Research where he served on all important committees of this council and went through the offices.
He became the first Chief of Medicine at the Iowa City Veterans Administration Hospital in 1952, and in that role he helped initiate an affiliation which later became a model for Dean's Committee Hospitals. He directed the Cardiovascular Research Laboratories at Iowa from 1958 to 1970 and the Renal-Hypertension Division from 1970-1972. During his years at Iowa, he directed or participated in the training and academic development of many residents, fellows and junior faculty members. Each of these persons became close friends and professional colleagues. It would be difficult to count the number of deans and associate deans, professors of medicine, division directors in cardiology and nephrology, and faculty members in pharmacology and physiology whose careers were advanced because of Walter's help and advice. He was liked and his help and counsel was appreciated.
In 1972 he went to Texas as the first Professor and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at the new University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He remained there as an active contributor to the work of the Department and its major teaching program at Hermann Hospital until the day of his death. Walter was not the retiring type. Indeed, his name is on an abstract to be presented four months after his death.
This outline epitomizes much about him: two institutions served loyally for over twenty years each, one area of medicine persistently studied for a lifetime. But it does not present his unique and endearing qualities. He truly cared about people. As Chief of Medicine, he was devoted to his residents and development of their careers. He was an outstanding and gifted teacher of medical students. Although he possessed an acutely developed and sometimes applied critical sense, his was a generous spirit which could forgive much.
Any account of his life must include his family. Walter and Meg raised ten children-seven sons, three daughters and now twenty-two grandchildren. As one of his sons said at the memorial service, "He must have been doing something right because all of us have turned out to be reasonably well-adjusted and productive human beings." He was a caring father and was deeply involved in transferring to his children those values which guided his life. These principles were evident daily in Walter's work. He brought to clinical medicine the same qualities he brought to everything he did: thoroughness, fairness and profound concern for his patients, their problems and their families and understanding humor. Patients rich or poor, famous or unknown, in Iowa or Texas sensed this as did students and residents. It was from his being a superior physician that he was awarded the respect which allowed him to be so effective in Medical School and Hospital affairs.
As the years went by, Walter became the father, the patriarch of the faculty of the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Many parts of his personality came together to make this role almost inevitable. As a result his always open door was entered by a stream of people seeking advice, or just in for a chat, and this included everyone from junior medical students to the most senior members of the faculty. The value placed on his judgment also led to yet another role as the person to whom both Medical School and Hospital turned when a firm and even hand was needed. Thus, he chaired the Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects, the Student Evaluation and Promotion Committee, served repeated terms on the Curriculum Committee, and was repeatedly appointed to lead internal department review committees.
Walter had other facets. Any conversation about him invariably turns to anecdotes about his detestation of wastefulness; the clutter of his office; his sense of humor; his competitiveness; his stress on physical fitness especially after his first myocardial infarction in 1972, his suspicion that the sodium ion is bad for your health, and golf. He loved the game, and in his arrangement of teams, bets, presses, his unremitting verbal psychological warfare against his opponents, his delight in winning, we all saw much of his zest for living.
As one could predict, the attendance at this unusual, much loved, active man's funeral was huge, as it was at a memorial service held for him at the Medical Center. Not only the numbers, but the extraordinary range and diversity of people who came to honor him, added up to a powerful statement of his positive influence on many lives.1


  1. [S89] Social Security Death Index.

(?) Kirkpatrick

     (?) Kirkpatrick married John Lane.

Child of (?) Kirkpatrick and John Lane

Amanda Kirkpatrick

F, b. 24 January 1874
     Amanda Kirkpatrick was born on 24 January 1874.1 She was the daughter of James Kirkpatrick and Alice (?) Amanda Kirkpatrick married Samuel Henry Arnold, son of Rev. John Stouffer Arnold and Hannah Strickler, on 4 September 1906.1

Child of Amanda Kirkpatrick and Samuel Henry Arnold


  1. [S82] Price Genealogy, 698.

Amanda Jane Kirkpatrick1,2

F, b. 17 November 1835, d. 14 February 1923
     Amanda Jane Kirkpatrick was born on 17 November 1835 at Fayette Co., OH.1,2 She was the daughter of Thomas Kirkpatrick and Elizabeth Parrett. Amanda Jane Kirkpatrick married Rev. Timothy Welles Stanley, son of Gen. Timothy Robbins Stanley and Prudence Welles, on 29 August 1861 at Fayette Co., OH.3 Amanda Jane Kirkpatrick died on 14 February 1923 at Delaware Co., OH, at age 87.

Children of Amanda Jane Kirkpatrick and Rev. Timothy Welles Stanley


  1. [S268] 1850 Federal Census, Fayette County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 678.
  2. [S246] 1860 Federal Census, Fayette County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M653, Roll 959; FHL #803959.
  3. [S2902] 1850 Federal Census, Jackson County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 698.
  4. [S2903] 1870 Federal Census, Washington County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1279; FHL #552778.
  5. [S194] 1880 Federal Census, Fairfield County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Roll 1015; FHL #1255015.

Augustus Kirkpatrick1

M, b. circa 1842
     Augustus Kirkpatrick was born circa 1842 at Fayette Co., OH.1 He was the son of Thomas Kirkpatrick and Elizabeth Parrett.1


  1. [S268] 1850 Federal Census, Fayette County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 678.

Billy Jo Kirkpatrick

M, b. 13 January 1971, d. circa 1972
     Billy Jo Kirkpatrick was born on 13 January 1971. He was the son of Marilyn Anderson. Billy Jo Kirkpatrick died circa 1972.

Blanche Fern Kirkpatrick

F, b. 26 February 1904, d. 11 April 1966
     Blanche Fern Kirkpatrick was born on 26 February 1904 at Tennessee Twp., McDonough Co., IL. She was the daughter of George Melvin Kirkpatrick and Anna Maude Mourning. Blanche Fern Kirkpatrick married Robert Kenneth Pennington, son of Archie Pennington and Amy Musgrove, on 11 July 1925 at McDonough Co., IL. Blanche Fern Kirkpatrick married Richard Ellis Bidle, son of George Bidle and Anna Ellis, after 1934. Blanche Fern Kirkpatrick died on 11 April 1966 at Pana, Christian Co., IL, at age 62.

Children of Blanche Fern Kirkpatrick and Robert Kenneth Pennington

Burdette Frank Kirkpatrick

M, b. 23 July 1912, d. 12 November 2003
     Burdette Frank Kirkpatrick was born on 23 July 1912 at McDonough Co., IL. He was the son of Frank Kirkpatrick and Grace Louella Neff. Burdette Frank Kirkpatrick began military service WW II, U.S. Navy, then served 26 years as a commissioned officer. He died on 12 November 2003 at Urbana, Champaign Co., IL, at age 91 OBITUARY - Star Courier, Kewanee, Illinois 18 November 2003

WYOMING -- B.F. "Kirk" Kirkpatrick, 91, of Champaign and formerly of Wyoming, died at 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2003, at Manor Care Health Service of Urbana. Graveside services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15, at Pleasant Valley Cemetery, rural Wyoming. The Rev. Dr. Ted Snider will officiate. Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Wyoming Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
Born July 23, 1912, in McDonough County, Illinois, the son of Frank and Grace (Neff) Kirkpatrick, he married Mary Owen on June 12, 1963, in Urbana. She survives, as does a son, Alan Kirkpatrick of San Diego; and two grand children. His parents, five brothers and a sister preceded him in death.
He was a World War II Navy veteran, serving 26 years as a commissioned officer. He was a graduate of Western Illinois University, Macomb, and the University of Illinois Law School.
He was a professor of business law for 20 years at the University of Illinois, Champaign, retiring in 1972. He was a member of the Illinois Bar Association, Champaign County Bar Association, Alpha Delta law fraternity and First Presbyterian Church in Champaign, and was past president of the University of Illinois Social Faculty Club. He also was a lifetime member of the American Legion in Champaign.

Catherine Matilda Kirkpatrick

F, b. 26 June 1868, d. 14 February 1893
     Catherine Matilda Kirkpatrick was also known as "Kate".
Note: From John P. Kirkpatrick
Catherine Matilda Kirkpatrick was known as 'Kate', and was born 26 June 1868, near Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois; and died 14 February 1893 in Macomb, Illinois as a result of a pregnancy accident. Kate had married Henry Charles Dean Osborn on 12 November 1891 in Macomb, Illinois. There was a son, Ralph Kirkpatrick Osborn, born 4 February 1893, after the accident, and died on 4 August 1893 in Macomb, Illinois.
Both the husband and wife are buried at Camp Creek Cemetery near Macomb, Illinois along with their son.

She was born on 26 June 1868 at Macomb, McDonough Co., IL. She was the daughter of John Lane Kirkpatrick Jr. and Mary Frances Munson. Catherine Matilda Kirkpatrick married Henry Clay Dean Osborn, son of Isaac James Osborn and Sarah Osborn, on 12 November 1891 at Macomb, McDonough Co., IL. Catherine Matilda Kirkpatrick died on 14 February 1893 at Macomb, McDonough Co., IL, at age 24. She was buried in February 1893 at Camp Creek Cemetery, Macomb, McDonough Co., IL.

Child of Catherine Matilda Kirkpatrick and Henry Clay Dean Osborn

Charity Kirkpatrick1

F, b. November 1840, d. 23 March 1936
     Charity Kirkpatrick was born in November 1840 at Fayette Co., OH.2 She was the daughter of Thomas Kirkpatrick and Elizabeth Parrett. Charity Kirkpatrick married Albert Sellers on 28 August 1860; five children born, four living as of the 1900 census. Charity Kirkpatrick lived in June 1880 at Bloomingburg, Fayette Co., OH.3 She lived in June 1900 at Clifton, Clark Co., OH.2 She married (?) Owen after 1903. Charity Kirkpatrick died on 23 March 1936 at Clark Co., OH, at age 95.

Children of Charity Kirkpatrick and Albert Sellers


  1. [S268] 1850 Federal Census, Fayette County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 678.
  2. [S417] 1900 Federal Census, Clark County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T623, Roll 1246; FHL #1241246.
  3. [S566] 1880 Federal Census, Fayette County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series T9, Rolls 1013 & 1014, FHL #1255013-4.

Clair Neff Kirkpatrick

M, b. 18 September 1904, d. 22 June 1992
     Clair Neff Kirkpatrick was born on 18 September 1904 at Fulton Co., IL. He was the son of Frank Kirkpatrick and Grace Louella Neff. Clair Neff Kirkpatrick lived in 1977 at Van Buren, Crawford Co., AR. He died on 22 June 1992 at Ft. Smith, Sebastian Co., AR, at age 87.

Child of Clair Neff Kirkpatrick

Clarence Lane Kirkpatrick

M, b. 10 May 1910, d. 14 May 1993
     Clarence Lane Kirkpatrick was born on 10 May 1910 at Macomb, McDonough Co., IL. He was the son of James Garfield Kirkpatrick and Bertha Sarah Rexroat. Clarence Lane Kirkpatrick married Mary R. Gilkerson, daughter of James W. Gilkerson and Gertrude R. Blackstone, on 26 August 1933 at Mansfield, Richland Co., OH. Clarence Lane Kirkpatrick began military service WW II, U.S. Army. He died on 14 May 1993 at Leawood, Johnson Co., KS, at age 83 OBITUARY - The Kansas City Star, May 16, 1993

Clarence L. "Kirk" Kirkpatrick, 83, Leawood, a business owner, died May 14, 1993, at the home. Services will be at 1 p.m. Monday at Newcomer's Overland Park Chapel. Burial will be in the Mansfield (Ohio) Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 4 p.m. today at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the Western Unit of the Masonic Home of Missouri in care of the Swope Park Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Kirkpatrick owned the Davis Waterproofing Co. from 1963 until he retired in 1983. He earlier owned the DeLong Coal Co., the Preload Midwest Construction Co. and the Industrial Coatings Engraving Co. He was a member of Elks Lodge No. 26, the Swope Park Masonic Lodge and the Ararat Shrine.
He was a Presbyterian. He was an Army veteran of World War II, a charter member of the Blue Hills post of the American Legion, and a member of the Overland Park post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Schuman-Heink chapter of the Disabled American Veterans. He was born in Macomb, Ill., and moved to this area in 1918. Survivors include his wife, Mary Kirkpatrick, of the home.

Clyde Edwin Kirkpatrick

M, b. 15 January 1903, d. 29 October 1949
     Clyde Edwin Kirkpatrick was born on 15 January 1903 at Cass Twp., Fulton Co., IL. He was the son of Frank Kirkpatrick and Grace Louella Neff. Clyde Edwin Kirkpatrick died on 29 October 1949 at Havana, Mason Co., IL, at age 46.

Curtis Ray Kirkpatrick

M, b. 21 January 1935, d. 21 January 1935
     Curtis Ray Kirkpatrick died on 21 January 1935. He was born on 21 January 1935. He was the son of Clair Neff Kirkpatrick.

Dale Melvin Kirkpatrick

M, b. 29 April 1909, d. 18 March 1971
     Note: From John P. Kirkpatrick:
Dale Melvin Kirkpatrick was the older of two sons born to James Garfield and Bertha Sarah (Rexroat) Kirkpatrick. He was born 29 April 1908 at Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois, and attended grammar school there. He died 18 March 1971. He married Parma Dixon Leinbach whom he met at the University of Kansas. The couple married at the bride's home in Onaga, Pottawatomie Co., Kansas, 28 November 1931. She was born at McAlester, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma on 1 July 1908, the daughter of Chester Arthur and Rosemary (McKennon) Leinbach. Chester A. Leinbach was born 1 April 1881 and died in 1933. His wife Rosemary, daughter of Capt. Archibald McKennon (Arkansas 16th Infantry), was born in 1884 and died in
Dale Kirkpatrick moved as a child with his family from Illinois to Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri, between 1915 and 1919. He attended high school and junior college in Kansas City. He graduated from the University of Kansas in 1930 with a degree in mechanical engineering. While in college he worked with his father in the Flint Hills Oil Fields. Upon graduation he went to work for Worthington Pump, but in 1932 lost his job because of the Depression. For a time he sold notions in eastern Kansas and Western Missouri, then moved into the gasoline business in Nevada,
Vernon County, Missouri. But by 1935 he was called back to Worthington Pump.
Once again the Depression forced his termination and he returned to Nevada. The gasoline business prospered enough that he purchased a complete city block and established a combination gasoline station-auto wrecking yard-mechanical shop and auto parts business. He operated this until 1941.
When World War II came along, the gasoline-auto business became highly regulated by The wartime Office of Price Administration (O.P.A) and the Wartime Production board (W.P.B.) and Dale went back into mechanical engineering. He travelled about with a variety of engineering posts in Michigan, Louisiana, Texas and New Mexico (the Atomic Energy Plant at Los Alamos), including assignments in pipelines, refineries and chemical plants. He died at the age of 62 at Nevada, having
assembled a considerable amount of real estate in the area.
His wife, Parma, had completed two years of pre-law and two years of law school but dropped her career in favor of marriage. She was the daughter of Chester Arthur Leinbach the Prosecuting Attorney of Potawatomi Co. KS. Her Uncle Roscoe Conklin Leinbach was the Onaga KS town physician.

Dale Melvin Kirkpatrick was born on 29 April 1909 at Macomb, McDonough Co., IL. He was the son of James Garfield Kirkpatrick and Bertha Sarah Rexroat. Dale Melvin Kirkpatrick married Parma Dixon Leinbach, daughter of Chester Arthur Leinbach and Rosemary McKennon, on 28 November 1931 at Onaga, Pottawatomie Co., KS, NEWSPAPER ARTICLE - The Onaga Herald, December 3, 1931

The home of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Leinbach was the scene of a very pretty wedding, last Saturday noon, when their daughter, Miss Parma, was united in marriage to Mr. Dale M. Kirkpatrick, of Kansas City, Mo.
Rev. Wright M. Horton, pastor of the Federated church, read the ceremony. The home was prettily decorated in yellow and white, with yellow and white chrysanthemums, Spanish moss and palm branches. The impressive ring ceremony was used. The bride was dressed in white-satin with tulle veil to match. She was attended by her sister, Miss Anna Elizabeth, who wore a yellow silk dress. The groom wore the conventional dark blue.
Mr. J. A. Campbell, friend of the groom, was best man.
Only the immediate relatives of the two families were present.
The bride was born and raised in this community, and graduate from the Onaga high school. She attended Kansas University for three years, and is a very talented and refined young lady. The groom is a graduate of Kansas university in the class of 1929 and is a mechanical engineer. He is employed by the Worthington Pump and Machine Company, of Kansas City, Mo.
Following the ceremony, the happy newly-weds departed for their new home at 1030 Benton St., Kansas City, Mo. The many friends in this community extend congratulations and best wishes for a long and happy wedded life.

Dale Melvin Kirkpatrick lived in 1966 at Nevada, Vernon Co., MO. He died on 18 March 1971 at Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., KS, at age 61. He was buried in March 1971 at Olathe, Johnson Co., KS.

Children of Dale Melvin Kirkpatrick and Parma Dixon Leinbach

David Melvin Kirkpatrick

M, b. 1 December 1935, d. 23 December 2006
     David Melvin Kirkpatrick was born on 1 December 1935 at Nevada, Vernon Co., MO. He was the son of Dale Melvin Kirkpatrick and Parma Dixon Leinbach. David Melvin Kirkpatrick was graduated in 1963; B.M.E. (Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering), University of Houston. He died on 23 December 2006 at Fircrest, Pierce Co., WA, at age 71 From John P. Kirkpatrick
David Melvin Kirkpatrick was the first child of Dale Melvin and Parma Dixon (Leinbach) Kirkpatrick. He was born 1 December 1935 at Nevada, Vernon County, Missouri. He married Barbara Nevon Wyant at Bethel, Wyandotte County, Kansas on 3 September 1957. She was the elder of two daughters of James Orville and Edith Nora (Earl) Wyant.
Barbara's parents were divorced and Barbara lived with her mother and step-father, Lloyd White, at Overland Park, Johnson County, Kansas, a suburb of Kansas City. Barbara used the name White in most of her transactions except on her wedding license. Her father, James Wyant, died 22 February 1950 in Kansas City. He was the next to youngest child of James Uriah and Margaret Alice (Long) Wyant of Clearfield, Taylor County, Iowa.
David completed a B.M.E. (Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering) degree from the University of Houston in 1963. He began a long career as an engineering executive working successively for Todd Shipyards, Houston, Texas; Dow Chemical, Freeport, Texas; Celanese Polymer; Spinoza; Bechtel Corp; and Gulf Interstate Engineering. In1981 he was with Litwin Corp., Tacoma, Washington, as director of marketing for electronic technology. He is a Republican and a member of the Christian Church. He lives in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington. He is the author of "An American Kirkpatrick Family, 1754-1972" (1972).

Obituary - Tacoma News-Tribune; 2006-12-27;
David M. Kirkpatrick
David M. Kirkpatrick, born Dec. 1, 1935 in Nevada, MO, passed away Dec. 23, 2006 in Fircrest. He was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of the Knights Templar, Colguhoun Society of America & U.K.
He is survived by wife Barbara N. Kirkpatrick, children Amy E. (Vern) Heller, Marshall L. (Taeja) Kirkpatrick and Neil M. (Tricia) Kirkpatrick, grandchildren Jordan, Jenai, Addison and Christian.
Memorial services will be held on Tues., Jan. 2, 2007 at 11 a.m. at Tuell-McKee Funeral Home, 2215 Sixth Ave., Tacoma, 253-272-1414.

Eldora Kirkpatrick1

F, b. circa 1856
     Eldora Kirkpatrick was born circa 1856 at Jefferson Twp., Fayette Co., OH.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Kirkpatrick and Elizabeth Parrett.


  1. [S269] 1870 Federal Census, Fayette County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1199; FHL #552698.

Frank Kirkpatrick

M, b. 18 October 1874, d. 28 January 1959
     Frank Kirkpatrick was born on 18 October 1874 at Bernadotte Twp., Fulton Co., IL. He was the son of James S. Kirkpatrick and Lydia A. Pigg. Frank Kirkpatrick married Grace Louella Neff, daughter of Isaac Melvin Neff and Harriet Stock, on 18 March 1902 at Cuba, Fulton Co., IL. Frank Kirkpatrick married Nellie Neff, daughter of Isaac Melvin Neff and Harriet Stock, on 4 December 1918 at Chicago, Cook Co., IL. Frank Kirkpatrick died on 28 January 1959 at Fulton Co., IL, at age 84 OBITUARY

Frank Kirkpatrick, 84, of Table Grove, Dies
Frank Kirkpatrick, 84, a prominent farmer in the Table Grove area, died early this morning at McDonough District Hospital where he had been a patient for the past two days.
Funeral services will be held Friday afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Table Grove Community Church. The Rev. Paul Lee will officiate, and burial will be in Baughman Cemetery near Smithfield.
Mr. Kirkpatrick was born on Oct. 18, 1874, near Industry to James and Lydia Pigg Kirkpatrick. He was active in farming all his life, and lived in the Table Grove community since 1902.
He was married March 18, 1902 to Grace Neff. She died in 1916. He later married Nellie Neff on Dec. 4, 1913, who survives.
Also surviving are five children, Clair Kirkpatrick of VanBuren, Ark., Mrs. Irene Barkley of Ipava, Raymond Kirkpatrick of Columbia, S.D., Russell Kirkpatrick of Macomb and Burdett Kirkpatrick of Urbana. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. One son, one sister, three half-brothers and three half-sisters are deceased.
Friends may call at the Shawgo Funeral Home in Ipava after 1 p.m. Thursday.

He was buried in 1959 at Baughman Cemetery, Smithfield, Fulton Co., IL.

Children of Frank Kirkpatrick and Grace Louella Neff

Frank Lee Kirkpatrick

M, b. 11 March 1942, d. 9 June 1997
     Frank Lee Kirkpatrick was born on 11 March 1942 at Ipava, Fulton Co., IL. He was the son of Russell Everett Kirkpatrick. Frank Lee Kirkpatrick began military service Vietnam War, U.S. Army. He died on 9 June 1997 at Ipava, Fulton Co., IL, at age 55 OBITUARY

CAMDEN -- Frank L. Kirkpatrick, 55, of Route 1, Camden died at 9:25 a.m. Monday, June 9, 1997, at 430 W. Main, Ipava.
He was born March 11, 1942, in Ipava to Russell E. and Kathryn Mae (Lee) Kirkpatrick. He was engaged to Doris "Dee" Agans of Camden, who survives.
He is also survived by one son, Carlton Kirkpatrick of Riverside, Calif; two daughters, Heather Agans of Rushville and Haley Agans of Camden; four sisters, Judy Davis of Atlanta, Ga., Becky Stambaugh of St. Augustine, Kay Weaver and Mary Frederick, both of Table Grove; two brothers, William Kirkpatrick and Ken Kirkpatrick, both of Bushnell; and one granddaughter, Hannah.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and his grandparents.
Mr. Kirkpatrick was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Vietnam. He was a trucker.
Services are 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipave with the Rev. Richard Stone officiating.
Burial will be in the Ipava Cemetery. Friends may call after 2 p.m. today at the Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipave. There will be no formal visitation. Memorials may be made to the McDonough District Hospice Program or the Frank Kirkpatrick Memorial Fund in care of the Rushville State Bank.

George Melvin Kirkpatrick

M, b. 23 October 1869, d. 4 May 1950
     Note: From John P. Kirkpatrick
George Melvin Kirkpatrick was born 23 October 1869 in McDonough County, Illinois, and died 4 May 1950 at Macomb, McDonough County, Illinois. He married first on 12 December 1894 in Macomb, Anna Maude Mourning, daughter of William Harvey and Nancy Ann (Breeden) Mourning, who was born 11 November 1873, McDonough County, Illinois, and died 3 May 1925 at Macomb, Illinois. He married second, on 17 October 1928, Mrs. Hattie (Grogg) Smith. George was a farmer and he and Anna were members of the Presbyterian Church.

George Melvin Kirkpatrick was born on 23 October 1869 at McDonough Co., IL. He was the son of John Lane Kirkpatrick Jr. and Mary Frances Munson. George Melvin Kirkpatrick married Anna Maude Mourning, daughter of William Harvey Mourning and Nancy Ann Breeden, on 12 December 1894 at Macomb, McDonough Co., IL. George Melvin Kirkpatrick married Harriet Ellen Coplan, daughter of Samuel Coplan and Lydia Stephens, on 17 October 1928. George Melvin Kirkpatrick died on 4 May 1950 at Macomb, McDonough Co., IL, at age 80 OBITUARY - Macomb Daily Journal

George M. Kirkpatrick Dies At Hospital Here
George M. Kirkpatrick, Macomb route three, died at 9:25 a.m. today at the Phelps hospital. He had been in poor health the past year, becoming seriously ill about three months ago.
Funeral services will be held at the Clugston funeral home at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, and burial will be in Camp Creek cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home.
He was born October 23, 1869 to John and Mary Frances Munson Kirkpatrick on the Kirkpatrick homestead eight miles south of Macomb in Industry township. He spent most of his life on that farm until he moved to his recent home one-half mile south of the St. Francis hospital. As a young man he united with the Industry Christian church later transferring his membership to Ebenezer. After retiring to his recent home near Macomb, he had attended the Methodist church here while his health permitted.
On December 11, 1894, he was married to Anna Mourning of Colchester who preceded him in death May 3, 1925. Their six children survive: Ruby Kirkpatrick of Pasadena, Calif., Mrs. Charles Pollock, John W. Kirkpatrick and Mrs. Roland McAlister of Macomb, Mrs. Richard Biddles of Pana, Ill., and Ralph Kirpatrick of Kenosha, Wis. One brother, James G. Kirkpatrick of Nevada, Mo., 12 grand children and five great grand children also survive. One sister, Mrs. Katherine Osborn is deceased.

Children of George Melvin Kirkpatrick and Anna Maude Mourning

Henry Kirkpatrick1

M, b. circa July 1850
     Henry Kirkpatrick was born circa July 1850 at Jefferson Twp., Fayette Co., OH.1 He was the son of Thomas Kirkpatrick and Elizabeth Parrett.1


  1. [S268] 1850 Federal Census, Fayette County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 678.

Irene Tressa Kirkpatrick

F, b. 13 November 1906, d. 11 April 2001
     Irene Tressa Kirkpatrick was born on 13 November 1906 at Smithfield, Fulton Co., IL. She was the daughter of Frank Kirkpatrick and Grace Louella Neff. Irene Tressa Kirkpatrick married Frank J. Barkley, son of Charles Barkley and Grace Sprinkle, on 26 December 1925 at Keokuk, Lee Co., IA. Irene Tressa Kirkpatrick died on 11 April 2001 at Macomb, McDonough Co., IL, at age 94 OBITUARY - The Peoria Journal Star, April 12, 2001

Irene T. Barkley, 94, of 100 W. Jefferson, Macomb, formerly of Ipava, died at 7:58 a.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2001, at Wesley Village in Macomb. Born Nov. 13, 1906, in Smithfield to Frank and Grace Neff Kirkpatrick, she married Frank Barkley on Dec. 26, 1925, in Keokuk, Iowa. He died March 9, 1989. She also was preceded in death by one son, Dr. Robert Barkley, and four brothers.
Surviving are two daughters, Mrs. Ted (Ginny) Doxstader of Macomb and Mrs. Sonny (Carolyn) Van Order of Vermont; 10 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and one brother, Burdette (and Mary) Kirkpatrick of Champaign.
A graduate of Western Illinois University, she taught school in the Ipava area for more than 30 years.
She was a member of Ipava Order of Eastern Star Chapter 226. She was a member of Ipava United Methodist Church. Graveside services will be at 1 1 a.m. Saturday at Ipava Cemetery. The Rev. Kevin Kessler will officiate. Visitation will be from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Shawgo Memorial Home in Ipava, with services by her Eastern Star chapter at 7:30 p.m. Memorials may be made to her church, VIT Junior/Senior High Library or W esley Village.

She was buried in April 2001 at Ipava Cemetery, Ipava, Fulton Co., IL.

Child of Irene Tressa Kirkpatrick and Frank J. Barkley

James Kirkpatrick

     James Kirkpatrick married Alice (?).

Child of James Kirkpatrick and Alice (?)

James Kirkpatrick1

M, b. circa 1849
     James Kirkpatrick was also known as James Kirk.2 He was born circa 1849 at Fayette Co., OH, Probably late 1848.1,2 He was the son of Thomas Kirkpatrick and Elizabeth Parrett.1


  1. [S268] 1850 Federal Census, Fayette County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M432, Roll 678.
  2. [S269] 1870 Federal Census, Fayette County, Ohio. Microfilm Image, NARA Series M593, Roll 1199; FHL #552698.

James Kirkpatrick

M, b. 1 October 1781, d. 1 January 1840
     James Kirkpatrick was born on 1 October 1781 at Shenandoah Co., VA. He married Nancy Smith on 29 May 1806 at Monroe Co., VA (now WV). James Kirkpatrick died on 1 January 1840 at Fayette Co., OH, at age 58.

Child of James Kirkpatrick and Nancy Smith

James Garfield Kirkpatrick

M, b. 26 December 1879, d. 29 November 1966
     James Garfield Kirkpatrick was also known as "JG".
Note: From John P. Kirkpatrick
James Garfield Kirkpatrick was born 26 December 1879 at McComb, Illinois, and died at Nevada, Missouri, 29 November 1966. He married Bertha Sarah Rexroat, daughter of William H. and Mary Francis (Landis) Rexroat, on 24 May 1905, in Saline County, Nebraska. She was born 10 August 1886 in Nebraska. The couple were divorced at Independence, Missouri, sometime between 1935 and 1937 after a lengthy separation.
The couple had a dispute sometime around 1915 and separated at that time. James departed for Kansas City, Missouri, and Bertha continued to live on the family farm.
In Kansas City, James (most often called "J.G."), entered into business with Ed Pauley, a cousin. After World War I, James came into possession of a large apartment house in Kansas City. He and his estranged wife arranged that she should take over the apartment house and he would take the farm. As a result, Bertha Kirkpatrick moved to Kansas City with her children and her brother Everett. She there made the acquaintance of James DeLong, owner of a coal company. In time, DeLong took over the mortgage on Bertha's apartment house. He died leaving Bertha a coal company, the mortgage and a large cash bequest.
J.G., in the meantime, operated an oil company at Ottawa, Kansas. He remained there until about 1938 when he came to Nevada, Missouri and joined his son Dale Kirkpatrick in the operation of a combined oil company-auto wrecking business. In 1959 he married Mrs. Margaret Eubank. He suffered a stroke in the early 1960's and died in 1966. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb, Illinois. He was a Mason and a member of Knights Templars.

He was born on 26 December 1879 at Macomb, McDonough Co., IL. He was the son of John Lane Kirkpatrick Jr. and Mary Frances Munson. James Garfield Kirkpatrick married Bertha Sarah Rexroat, daughter of William Rexroat and Mary Landis, on 24 May 1905 at Saline Co., NE. James Garfield Kirkpatrick died on 29 November 1966 at Nevada, Vernon Co., MO, at age 86 OBITUARY

James Kirkpatrick
James Garfield Kirkpatrick, 86, of Nevada, Mo., formerly of Macomb, died Tuesday, Nov. 29, in the Nevada City hospital.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Clugston Chapel in Macomb, the Rev. John F. Burhorn officiating. Entombment will be at Oakwood Abbey. Visitation will be after 1:00 p.m. Friday at the chapel, where the family will meet friends from 7 to 9 p.m.
Mr. Kirkpatrick was born Dec. 26, 1879, in Macomb, the son of John L. and Mary F. Munson Kirkpatrick.
He is survived by his wife Margaret of Nevada, Mo; two sons, Dale M. of Nevada and Clarence L. Kirkpatrick of Leawood, Kan; two grandchildren; and one great grandchild.
A brother and sister preceded him in death.
Mr. Kirkpatrick resided on a farm south of Macomb until 1920 and then moved to Missouri. He was a member of the Presbyterian Church and a 50-year member of the Industry Lodge AF&AM.

He was buried in December 1966 at Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb, McDonough Co., IL.

Children of James Garfield Kirkpatrick and Bertha Sarah Rexroat

James S. Kirkpatrick

M, b. circa 1835, d. 23 July 1875
     James S. Kirkpatrick was born circa 1835 at Illinois. He was the son of John Lane Kirkpatrick and Catherine Sims. Occupation: Pastor, Methodist Episcopal Church in 1860. James S. Kirkpatrick married Lydia A. Pigg, daughter of Anderson Pigg and Mary Sanders, on 14 August 1873 at Fulton Co., IL. James S. Kirkpatrick died on 23 July 1875 at McDonough Co., IL. He was buried in July 1875 at Camp Creek Cemetery, Macomb, McDonough Co., IL.

Children of James S. Kirkpatrick and Lydia A. Pigg

John Lane Kirkpatrick

     John Lane Kirkpatrick married Catherine Sims.

Children of John Lane Kirkpatrick and Catherine Sims

John Lane Kirkpatrick Jr.

M, b. 27 May 1841, d. 5 October 1909
     John Lane Kirkpatrick Jr. was born on 27 May 1841 at Morgan Co., IL. He was the son of John Lane Kirkpatrick and Catherine Sims. John Lane Kirkpatrick Jr. married Mary Frances Munson, daughter of Eliphalet Philbrook Munson and Catherine Sanders, on 15 September 1867 at McDonough Co., IL. John Lane Kirkpatrick Jr. died on 5 October 1909 at Macomb, McDonough Co., IL, at age 68 From John P. Kirkpatrick
This man was the seventh of eleven children and he lived on the paternal farm until his father's death. He was born 27 May 1841 in Morgan County, Illinois, and died 5 October 1909, Macomb, Illinois. He is buried in Camp Creek Cemetery, McDonough County, Illinois. On reaching manhood, he bought 160 acres of the homestead and commenced general farming, stock-raising and feeding. This farm was in McDonough County, Illinois.
Mr. Kirkpatrick was married 15 September 1867 in McDonough County, Illinois, to Mary Frances Munson. She was born 26 January 1846 in Rushville, Schuyler
County, Illinois, and died 24 April 1910 in Macomb, Illinois. She is also buried in
Camp Creek Cemetery in McDonough County. Her parents were Eliphelet Philbrook
and Catherine (Sanders) Munson. Eliphelet was born 11 Jun 1817 in Colchester
Vermont. Catherine, his wife was born 22 January in 1821 in Maryland.
John Lane Kirkpatrick's mother, Catherine Matilda (Sims) Kirkpatrick, lived with him on his farm until her death on 8 January 1877. Kirkpatrick improved the farm,
enlarging it to 360 acres, including 120 acres of timber and pasture land in Bethel
and Industry Townships. On 2 Jun 1860, John Lane Kirkpatrick met with a very
serious accident. He had gone hunting with friends and they had all stopped to rest.
He momentarily leaned on the barrel of the shot gun and it accidentally discharged.
The gun blast necessitated the amputation of his left arm about four inches above his
elbow. He continued to farm after the amputation. He was a Republican in politics
and a Presbyterian in religion.
There were three children born of the marriage.
On the 1880 Census of Industry, McDonough Co., Illinois John appears with his wife, Mary, children Catherine, George and James. His nephews Pary [Perry] and
Benjamin and niece Hariet M. are also in the household.
Note From Kirkpatrick Pennington of Arkansas in his email dated 5 Jul 2003:
"George Melvin Kirkpatricks' birthplace, 1869, McDonough County, IL. (Ref. Photo of homestead)
I am unsure if it still exists in this form. George was the son of John Lane, Jr, who lost an arm in a hunting accident in 1861, just before the surrender of Fort Sumter, and as a result, never served in the Union Army, though his brother and cousins did do so."

John L. Kirkpatrick, one of McDonough county's most respected citizens, died suddenly at his home in Macomb Tuesday morning at 10:40 o'clock, aged 67 years, 4 months and 8 days. Funeral services will be held at Ebenezer church today at 10 o'clock, conducted by Rev. Thompson of Macomb. Interment in the Camp Creek cemetery.
Mr. Kirkpatrick was for many years engaged in farming six miles northwest of Industry. About a year ago he sold his farm to his son, George, and moved to Macomb.
His death was sudden and unexpected, and is a severe shock to his wife, who has been delicate health for several years. He was taken sick with what was diagnosed as a case of indigestion. While quite sick he was able to be around and Monday afternoon went up town. In the evening, when he returned home, he did not feel so well and at about 7 o'clock a physician was summoned, who pronounced the ailment indigestion. Tuesday morning he was up and around the house a little, but was not feeling very well. About 10:30 he was sitting in a chair and his sister-in-law, Mrs. William Munson of Tina, Mo., who is visiting with him, gave him his medicine. His wife had a short time previous, while he was walking around the room advised him to lie down but he only laughed and said he felt all right. Mrs. Munson gave him his medicine and then steped out of the room. He was sitting in the chair and she noticed nothing pecular about him, but he said nothing to her. She started up stairs when Mrs Kirkpatrick called to her that she heard her husband make a pecular noise. She hurried to him and while he was sitting in his chair, his head had dropped and an examin- [some text missing here] physician was summoned and he arrived in a very few moments but life was extinct. It is supposed that indigestion was complicated with heart trouble, this being hereditary in the family, caused his death.
Deceased was born in Morgan county, near Concord, where he grew to manhood. He moved to this county in 1864 and on Sept. 15, 1867, was united in marriage with Miss Mary Munson, who survives him.
Most of his life was spent in farming. When a young man he met with an accident while hunting which resulted in the loss of one arm, near the elbow, but with this handicap he pushed ahead the harder and made a success of his work. He devoted his time to farming and stock raising and by careful attention to his business prospered. He was an earnest, christian man, square in his dealings with his fellow man.
He leaves besides his wife, two sons - George of Industry township and James G. of Bethel township. He leaves also one sister, Mrs. Charles Munson of Macomb.

He was buried in October 1909 at Camp Creek Cemetery, Industry Twp., McDonough Co., IL.

Children of John Lane Kirkpatrick Jr. and Mary Frances Munson

John William Kirkpatrick

M, b. 12 March 1899, d. 12 February 1967
     John William Kirkpatrick was born on 12 March 1899 at Bethel Twp., McDonough Co., IL. He was the son of George Melvin Kirkpatrick and Anna Maude Mourning. John William Kirkpatrick married Ruth Beatrice Wilson, daughter of Charles Samuel Wilson and Mary Jane Ames, on 26 January 1923 at Mt. Pleasant, Henry Co., IA. John William Kirkpatrick died on 12 February 1967 at Macomb, McDonough Co., IL, at age 67 OBITUARY

Services Held Wednesday For John W. Kirkpatrick
John W. Kirkpatrick, 67, of 415 W. Washington St., Macomb, died at 8:15 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 in the District Hospital at Macomb, where he had been admitted as a patient at 11:00 a.m. that day after suffering a heart attack.
Funeral services in charge of Clugston Funeral Home, were held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday in Macomb Methodist Church with the Rev. Richard M. Newhall officiating and burial was in Camp Creek Cemetery.
Mr. Kirkpatrick was born March 12, 1899, in Bethel Township, son of George and Anna Mourning Kirkpatrick. He moved from Bethel Township to Tennessee Township at the age of two years and at the age of eight years he moved to Industry Township. Later he farmed in Scotland Township and came into Macomb in 1926. He attended Heading College at Abingdon and Brown Business College in Galesburg. He served one term as deputy Circuit Clerk in McDonough County and in 1962 retired after 30 years of service as a city mail carrier.
He was a member of the Macomb Methodist Church and the National Letter Carriers Association.
On Jan. 26, 1923, he was married to Ruth Wilson, who survives with three daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Eleanor) Dennis of Quincy, Mrs. Richard (Marilyn) Stone of Anaheim, Calif., and Mrs. William (Luan) Adams of Molien. Six grandchildren; a brother, Ralph Kirkpatrick of Kenosha, Wis; and three sisters, Miss Ruby Kirkpatrick of Pasadena, Calif, Mrs. Nell Pollock of Macomb and Mrs. Mary McAlister of San Gabriel, Calif., also survive.
A sister, Mrs. Blanche Pennington, is deceased.

He was buried in February 1967 at Camp Creek Cemetery, Macomb, McDonough Co., IL.