3247. Clair Cochran Kirkpatrick was born on 28 March 1895 in Rewey, Iowa Co., Wisconsin. He died in September 1970 at the age of 75 in Sun City, Maricopa Co., Arizona.1414 He was also known as Clair Kirkpatrick.1414 Clair was buried in Sunland Memorial Park, Sun City, Maricopa Co., Arizona.
Clair attended high school in Rewey, Wisconsin. From 1914 to 1915 he taught at Kellogg, Wabasha County, Minnesota. In the years 1915 to 1917 he was a student at LaCrosse Normal College, LaCrosse, Wisconsin.
He served with Company F, 351st Infantry Regiment, 88th Division, AEF (Army Expedition Forces), during World War I, beginning in September 1917. He served in France in the Meuse-Argonne and other actions, and achieved the rank of sergeant. On 6 June 1919 he was discharged at Camp Dodge, Iowa. His military records were destroyed, along with the records of many others, in a General Services Administration fire in St. Louis in 1973.
After the war, Kirkpatrick returned to school. He w3as in the Class of 1920 at River Falls Normal College, River Falls, Wisconsin. The 1920 yearbook says his nickname was "Kirk" and that he was a member of the Lincolnian Society during his tenure at the school. (The society engaged in debate, public speaking, music, and "intellegent thinking".) After graduation he served as a teacher in Libby, Lincoln County, Montana (1920) and Shoshone, Lincoln County, Idaho (1922). In 1923 he registered at the University of Iowa, where he received a B.S. in 1923 and an M.S. in 1925. He was a member of the National Honorary Scholastic Fraternity, Sigma Xi.
In 1925 he joined the Iowa State Insurance Department in Des Moines and remained there for fifteen years. His last title was Actuary and Chief Examiner of Life Companies. In 1940 he joined the American Mutual Life Insurance Company, Des Moines, Iowa as Chief Actuary. He was elected treasurer and a member of the board in 1941 and served until his retirement in 1960. He was a member of the Society of Actuaries and the American Academy of Actuaries.
Clair Cochran Kirkpatrick's children were two sons of Marvel (Baum) Wilson, whom he adopted after their marriage. They are Melvin Kirkpatrick of Los Angeles and Marvin Kirkpatrick of Orlando, Florida.
On the U. S. Census of 1930 of Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa, Clair is head of household with his mother and brother Homer in the home. Clair is an actuary with an insurance company.
[Brøderbund Family Archive #110, Vol. 1, Ed. 4, Social Security Death Index: U.S., Social Security Death Index, Surnames from A through L, Date of Import: 6 Feb 2000, Internal Ref. #188.8.131.52052.16]
Individual: Kirkpatrick, Clair
Clair Cochran Kirkpatrick and Marvel Irene Baum were married on 30 June 1931 in Des Moines, Polk Co., Iowa. Marvel Irene Baum, daughter of Clyde Frank Baum and Frances Emerson, was born on 3 March 1898 in Creston, Union Co., Iowa. She died on 28 November 1980 at the age of 82 in Sun City, Maricopa Co., Arizona. She was buried in Sunland Memorial Park, Sun City, Maricopa Co., Arizona.
Clair Cochran Kirkpatrick and Marvel Irene Baum had the following children: