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Kirkman, William Henry Harrison

Kirkman, William Henry Harrison

Posted: 1354601658000
Classification: Query
Would anyone have information about a William Henry Harrison Kirkman, aka Harry Kirkman, who was born in England around 1871 and emigrated to the United States around 1882. His father was called "Will" (William was a popular name for the Kirkmans everywhere, it would seem). This Harry Kirkman served in World War I, married Carrie Lee Miranda Sprouse, and died in 1931.

Thank you.

Re: Kirkman, William Henry Harrison

Posted: 1354659700000
Classification: Query
You should post on the England board rather the Wales board.

However, there is no birth record in England in the period 1870-1872 for a William Henry Harrison Kirkman.

There is a record for a William Henry Kirkman in Bury, Lancashire in the Oct quarter of 1871.

There is also a record for a William Henry Kirkman in West Derby, Lancashire in the Apr quarter of 1872.

In the 1881 Census there is a William H Kirkman aged 9 living with his parents and siblings in Manchester. His father is William and his mother Catherine. His siblings are Albertina, Mary, Frank and Charles.

Do you have anymore information about his parents and siblings? Without more to go on its not really possible to say if the above family is the right one.

Re: Kirkman, William Henry Harrison

Posted: 1358659088000
Classification: Query
Thank you so much. You're right, it's not much to go on. My grandfather didn't know much about his father's history - evidently, his father didn't talk much about it. I'm not even sure where "Harry" went after he arrived in the U.S. He may even have stowed away on the ship. I haven't been able to find any passenger record for him for the years between 1879-1882, which is probably when he would have left England. My grandfather wasn't sure about that, and no one knew his actual birth date (estimated 1869 or 70). Again, I appreciate the information you sent me.
Kind regards,

Re: Kirkman, William Henry Harrison

Posted: 1358752091000
Classification: Query
What does the marriage cert. of William Henry Harrison Kirkman have to say about hus parents?


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