2906. Dale Melvin Kirkpatrick was born on 29 April 1908 in Macomb, McDonough Co., Illinois. He was born on 29 April 1908.1208 He died on 18 March 1971 at the age of 62 in Leavenworth, Leavenworth Co., Kansas.1209,1210 Dale was also known as Dale Kirkpatrick.1209,1210 He was buried in Olathe, Johnson Co., Kansas. 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 1930.
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.
There were two (2) children born of the marriage.
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Dale Melvin Kirkpatrick and Parma Dixon Leinbach were married on 28 November 1931 in Onaga, Pottawatomie Co., Kansas. Parma Dixon Leinbach, daughter of Chester Arthur Leinbach and Rosemary McKennon, was born on 1 July 1909 in McAlester, Oklahoma.181,276 She died on 23 July 1987 at the age of 78 in Sanger, Fresno Co., California.181,276
Dale Melvin Kirkpatrick and Parma Dixon Leinbach had the following children: