James Kirby (1902 - 1974)

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James Kirby
1902 - 1974
updated February 06, 2019
James Kirby was born on December 20, 1902. He died in August 1974 at age 71. We know that James Kirby had been residing in Joshua Tree, San Bernardino County, California.


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James Kirby died in August 1974 at age 71. He was born on December 20, 1902. We have no information about James's immediate family. We know that James Kirby had been residing in Joshua Tree, San Bernardino County, California.
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In 1902, in the year that James Kirby was born, the world famous Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, made the first gramophone recording by a popular singer. Accompanied by only a piano, his voice recordings became a big seller and did much to popularize the new-fangled gramophone. He had to sing into a metal "horn" that relayed his voice to a metal disc. And the songs had to be under 4 and a half minutes!

In 1912, he was merely 10 years old when New Mexico became the 47th state of the Union in January. Previously a province of Mexico, then a territory of the United States and mostly populated by Native Americans and Mexicans, once it became a U.S. territory it was increasingly colonized by European-American settlers. Its population was over 327,000 when it became a state.

In 1929, James was 27 years old when the St. Valentine's Day Massacre happened on February 14th. In Chicago, seven men from the North Side Irish gang were gunned down by Al Capone's South Side Italian gang at the garage at 2122 North Clark Street. Al Capone was making a successful move to take over Chicago's organized crime. But the St. Valentine's Day massacre also resulted in a public outcry against all gangsters.

In 1945, he was 43 years old when on May 7th, the Supreme Court ruled in the case of Jewell Ridge Coal Corp. v. United Mine Workers of America. The Court ruled that the underground travel time of coal miners was compensable work time under the Fair Labor Standards Act.

In 1974, in the year of James Kirby's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

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James Sabey Kirby
around 1893 - Feb 10, 1917
James Richard Kirby
around 1928 - Apr 18, 1947
James Henry Kirby
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James Ernest Kirby
around 1890 - Jan 4, 1916
James Clement Kirby
around 1937 - May 3, 1941
James Eldridge Kirby
Sep 19, 1925 - Mar 5, 1945
James Kirby
Died: Sep 27, 1943
James Kirby
Died: Jan 3, 1915
James Kirby
around 1893 - Sep 26, 1916
James Kirby
around 1924 - Jan 27, 1943
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around 1913 - Apr 6, 1943
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around 1890 - May 29, 1918
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around 1875 - Oct 23, 1914
James Kirby
around 1899 - Apr 11, 1918
James Kirby
around 1894 - Oct 28, 1917
James Kirby
around 1876 - Jul 8, 1916
James Kirby
around 1890 - Jul 1, 1916
James Kirby
around 1897 - Oct 2, 1918
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around 1869 - Aug 10, 1916

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Mary L Kirby
Oct 26, 1916 - Apr 3, 1998
Halethorpe, MD
Elizabeth C Kirby
Jun 19, 1922 - May 14, 2009
Towson, MD
Iris T Kirby
Aug 18, 1924 - May 25, 1989
Johnson City, TN
Dorothy H Kirby
Jan 6, 1908 - May 7, 1988
Dundalk, MD
Lillian B Kirby
Nov 4, 1920 - Aug 4, 1990
Odenton, MD
Guy H Kirby
Nov 14, 1934 - Jun 28, 2004
Westerville, OH
Alice Kirby
Apr 15, 1903 - March 1984
Baltimore, Maryland
Cynthia P Kirby
Oct 5, 1939 - Aug 10, 2007
Baltimore, MD
Lillian M Kirby
Aug 19, 1908 - July 1995
Baltimore, MD
Charles E Kirby
Jun 16, 1939 - Apr 12, 2002
Baltimore, MD
George Kirby
Dec 11, 1903 - July 1977
Baltimore, Maryland
Stanley B Kirby
Sep 26, 1934 - Apr 8, 1996
Forest City, NC
L Kirby
Feb 27, 1944 - April 1994
Elizabeth Lois Kirby
Jul 11, 1943 - Dec 3, 2005
Citrus Heights, California
Jennie M Kirby
Apr 6, 1944 - Dec 20, 2000
Genevieve Kirby
Jun 18, 1894 - March 1979
Baltimore, Maryland
Salome H Kirby
Feb 25, 1879 - Mar 15, 1968
Mount Savage, MD
Mary F Kirby
Dec 19, 1950 - Apr 10, 2009
Delmar, MD
Talcie Kirby
Aug 29, 1900 - March 1985
Brooklyn, Maryland
Elizabeth Kirby
Aug 31, 1899 - April 1975
Brooklyn, Maryland

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Jul 18, 1921 - Nov 16, 2000
Gwynn Oak, MD
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Nov 8, 1923 - Jan 19, 1992
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Jan 29, 1916 - October 1973
Elizabeth Hirsh
Oct 22, 1891 - January 1983
Towson, Maryland
Carrie M Wolf
Feb 11, 1903 - January 1992
Emma Yestadt
Nov 17, 1894 - July 1982
Baltimore, Maryland
Jew Wing You
Nov 29, 1914 - Nov 13, 2006
Baltimore, MD
Emma G Plowman
Dec 8, 1914 - Dec 25, 1992
Baltimore, MD
Mary R Stinson
Jun 24, 1920 - Feb 7, 2002
Gaithersburg, MD
Roland D Adams
Feb 16, 1921 - May 15, 1981
Thornburg, VA
Jack Kerber
May 5, 1890 - August 1970
Baltimore, Maryland
Mary C Rembis
Apr 8, 1922 - Aug 20, 2001
Baltimore, MD
Arthur Ireland
Jul 11, 1915 - September 1977
Annapolis, Maryland
Philip W Feeser
Aug 2, 1921 - Jun 7, 2001
Annapolis, MD
Walter Brown
Nov 14, 1903 - May 1967
Severna Park, Maryland
Hester Johnson
Sep 16, 1891 - June 1967
Annapolis, Maryland
Harold H Veasey
Jan 21, 1918 - Mar 2, 1987
Catherine Martell
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Nottingham, Maryland
Hallie H Perry
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