1592. James Garfield Kirkpatrick was born on 26 December 1879 in Macomb, McDonough Co., Illinois.599 He died on 29 November 1966 at the age of 86 in Nevada, Vernon Co., Missouri.600 He was also known as James Kirkpatrick.600 James was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb, McDonough Co., Illinois. 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 was 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.
There were two children born of the first marriage.
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James Garfield Kirkpatrick and Bertha Sarah Rexroat were married on 24 May 1905 in Saline Co., Nebraska. Bertha Sarah Rexroat was born on 10 August 1886 in Nebraska.60
James Garfield Kirkpatrick and Bertha Sarah Rexroat had the following children: