Seventh Generation


1599. Edwin Loren Kirkpatrick was born on 11 January 1871 in Scotio, McDonough Co., Illinois.609 He died on 14 March 1946 at the age of 75 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.610 He was buried in Wichita Park Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.610 On the 1910 U. S. Census of Keithburg City, Mercer Co., Illinois, Edwin L. Kirkpatrick appears with his wife Mabel and children Melba J., Frank and Joseph. They have been married 13 years and Mabel is the mother of 3 children. Edwin is a traveling salesman of machinery.

On the 1920 U. S. Census of Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, Edwin appears with his wife Mabel and children Frank S., Joseph L. and Richard E. Edwin is a manager of a lumber company.

On the 1930 U. S. Census of Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas, Edwin appears with his wife Mabel and son Richard E. Edwin is a Division Manager of a machinery company. Unable to read the type of machinery. From the granddaughter we find that Edwin was the manager of the Allis-Chalmers Tractor Company in Wichita, Kansas.

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An email from Edwin's granddaughter Elizabeth states:
"I knew my grandfather Edwin until the mid-l940s. I think he died in about l946. I don't have the exact date. He is buried in the Wichita cemetery near his son, Frank and his other son Richard. He died in my father's arms in Wichita, Kansas from a heart attack. My father was just home from the war, and it was his first night back from Germany on his way to Japan. My father, a Col. in the US Army, then had to get on a train to go to Japan, and on the way there, my Uncle Richard (Dick) also died. Uncle "Dick" was a lawyer, and had a withered arm from childhood polio. Dick was greatly loved, but never married because of his arm. He was in his 30s. My Grandmother, once a Methodist, had become a Christian Scientist, and he got sick but they did not call a doctor. My father had to go overseas having just lost his Father and his younger brother. The Red Cross reached him on the train and he came back for the funeral. It was a very sad time for him until we arrived in Japan to be with him.

Edwin was a very quiet man and very dignified. He was the manager of the Allis Chalmbers Tractor Company in Wichita, Kan. for many years. He had a law degree when they were no real law schools. They lived for some time in North Dakota and other places and finally settled down in Wichita, Kansas where he lived with his wife Mabel Hodson Kirkpatrick and his remaining son, Richard. He was a Republican and listened avidly to the radio in the l930s. He and Mabel had four children, Melba, Frank Smith, Joseph, and Richard. Joseph died during the l929 Depression. "

Edwin Loren Kirkpatrick and Mabel Hodson were married on 8 December 1896 in Knox Co., Illinois.20 Mabel Hodson was born in 1878 in Illinois.609 She was buried in Wichita Park Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.

Edwin Loren Kirkpatrick and Mabel Hodson had the following children:

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Melba J. Kirkpatrick.

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Frank Smith Kirkpatrick.

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Joseph Loren Kirkpatrick was born in 1902 in Illinois.609 He died on 29 February 1928 at the age of 26.610 He was buried in Wichita Park Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.610 An email from his niece Elizabeth states: "Joseph died during the l929 Depression. "

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Richard Ernest Kirkpatrick was born in 1914 in Illinois.418 He died on 27 May 1946 at the age of 32 in Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.611 He was buried in Wichita Park Cemetery, Wichita, Sedgwick Co., Kansas.610 An email from his niece Elizabeth states:
"Uncle "Dick" was a lawyer, and had a withered arm from childhood polio. Dick was greatly loved, but never married because of his arm. He was in his 30s. My Grandmother, once a Methodist , had become a Christian Scientist, and he got sick but they did not call a doctor. "

Notice in the Atchison Daily Globe, May 28, 1946: Lawyer Dies, Wichita, May 28--Richard E. Kirkpatrick, 31, Wichita lawyer died suddenly at his home yesterday. He obtained his law degree at Washburn university, Topeka.