Willis O Kirby

(1914 - 1998)

A photo of Willis O Kirby
Willis O Kirby
1914 - 1998
Born
February 23, 1914
Death
December 6, 1998
Last Known Residence
Atkins, Pope County, Arkansas 72823
Summary
Willis O Kirby was born on February 23, 1914. He died on December 6, 1998 at 84 years of age. We know that Willis O Kirby had been residing in Atkins, Pope County, Arkansas 72823.
Updated: February 06, 2019
ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM
+ Add to this collaborative biography to show & tell Willis' life with your memories & stories.
Show & Tell His Story
Share your memories, family stories, & photos so that Willis is always remembered.
Biography
Willis O Kirby
Most commonly known name
Willis O Kirby
Full name
Nickname(s) or aliases
Atkins, Pope County, Arkansas 72823
Last known residence
Male
Gender
Willis Kirby was born on
Birth
Willis Kirby died on
Death
Willis Kirby was born on
Willis Kirby died on
Birth
Death
Heritage
Childhood
Adulthood
Obituary

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Looking for a different Willis Kirby?
View other bios of people named Willis Kirby

Willis' immediate relatives including parents, siblings, partnerships and children in the Kirby family tree.

Willis's Family

Parent
Parent
Willis O Kirby
Partner
Child
Partner
Child
Sibling

Friends:

Leave a comment to ask questions, share information, or simply to show that you care about Willis.

Share Willis' obituary or write your own to preserve his legacy.

Willis O Kirby died on December 6, 1998 at age 84. He was born on February 23, 1914. We have no information about Willis's family or relationships. We know that Willis O Kirby had been residing in Atkins, Pope County, Arkansas 72823.

Refresh this page to see various historical events that occurred during Willis' lifetime.

In 1914, in the year that Willis O Kirby was born, President Woodrow Wilson signed a proclamation designating Mother's Day, the second Sunday in May, as a national holiday to honor mothers. Anna Jarvis had championed a Mother's Day for years but Congress had joked a few years earlier that then they would have to proclaim a "Mother-in-law's Day" as well. The President who championed a woman's right to vote also created a day in their honor.

In 1930, at the age of 16 years old, Willis was alive when on August 6th, N.Y. Supreme Court Judge Joseph Crater went through papers in his office, destroyed some of them, withdrew all his money from the bank - $5,150, sold his stock, met friends at a restaurant for dinner and disappeared after getting into a taxi (or walking down the street - his friends' testimony later changed). His disappearance was reported to the police on September 3rd - almost a month later. His wife didn't know what happened, his fellow Justices had no idea, and his mistresses (he had several) said that they didn't know. While his disappearance was front page news, his fate was never discovered and after 40 years the case was closed, still without knowing if Crater was dead or alive.

In 1949, by the time he was 35 years old, comedian Milton Berle hosted the first telethon show. It raised $1,100,000 for cancer research and lasted 16 hours. The next day, newspapers, in writing about the event, first used the word "telethon."

In 1980, when he was 66 years old, on December 8th, ex-Beatle John Lennon was shot and killed by Mark David Chapman in front of his home - the Dakota - in New York City. Chapman was found guilty of murder and still remains in jail.

In 1998, in the year of Willis O Kirby's passing, on December 19th, the House of Representatives initiated impeachment charges against U.S. President Bill Clinton. He was subsequently acquitted of these charges by the Senate on February 12th.

Other Willis Kirbies

Bio
c. 1916 - Unknown 1916 - ?
Bio
c. 1924 - Unknown 1924 - ?
Bio
c. 1921 - Unknown 1921 - ?
Bio
c. 1921 - Unknown 1921 - ?
Bio
Feb 13, 1938 - Jan 29, 2013 1938 - 2013
Bio
Unknown - Unknown ? - ?
Bio
c. 1892 - May 25, 1934 1892 - 1934
Bio
c. 1927 - Unknown 1927 - ?
Bio
Oct 2, 1916 - Jan 1980 1916 - 1980
Bio
Aug 1, 1921 - Jul 24, 1988 1921 - 1988
Bio
Sep 4, 1926 - Mar 15, 1998 1926 - 1998

Other Kirbies

Bio
Feb 20, 1919 - Apr 21, 2004 1919 - 2004
Bio
Mar 27, 1916 - May 12, 2009 1916 - 2009
Bio
Jan 31, 1905 - Jul 1984 1905 - 1984
Bio
Sep 15, 1916 - Dec 1976 1916 - 1976
Bio
Jul 28, 1902 - Aug 1973 1902 - 1973
Bio
Feb 1, 1899 - Feb 1993 1899 - 1993
Bio
Nov 25, 1911 - Sep 16, 1974 1911 - 1974
Bio
Jul 16, 1914 - Jun 1994 1914 - 1994
Bio
Oct 11, 1907 - Apr 1996 1907 - 1996
Bio
Feb 7, 1906 - Jan 10, 2002 1906 - 2002
Bio
Oct 19, 1920 - Mar 1, 1994 1920 - 1994
Bio
Sep 6, 1917 - Sep 6, 2002 1917 - 2002
Bio
Jul 10, 1913 - Apr 27, 1998 1913 - 1998
Bio
Jul 22, 1913 - Jun 1978 1913 - 1978
Bio
Jan 9, 1916 - Dec 24, 1996 1916 - 1996
Bio
Dec 22, 1921 - May 6, 1997 1921 - 1997
Bio
Jan 23, 1924 - Dec 31, 1999 1924 - 1999
Bio
Aug 24, 1878 - May 1970 1878 - 1970
Bio
May 16, 1973 - Nov 15, 1993 1973 - 1993
Bio
Dec 2, 1898 - Feb 1983 1898 - 1983

Other Bios

Bio
Jun 10, 1903 - Dec 12, 1995 1903 - 1995
Bio
Mar 12, 1891 - Jul 1962 1891 - 1962
Bio
May 16, 1906 - Dec 22, 1995 1906 - 1995
Bio
Feb 17, 1902 - May 24, 1993 1902 - 1993
Bio
Oct 28, 1906 - Dec 1971 1906 - 1971
Bio
Mar 23, 1918 - Mar 23, 2000 1918 - 2000
Bio
Apr 29, 1902 - Feb 26, 1993 1902 - 1993
Bio
Nov 29, 1879 - Jan 1974 1879 - 1974
Bio
Jan 6, 1911 - Jul 1979 1911 - 1979
Bio
May 10, 1906 - Mar 1976 1906 - 1976
Bio
Nov 15, 1918 - Nov 1981 1918 - 1981
Bio
Jun 26, 1909 - Jan 1976 1909 - 1976
Bio
Dec 1, 1901 - Sep 1980 1901 - 1980
Bio
Nov 12, 1912 - Mar 30, 1997 1912 - 1997
Bio
Dec 18, 1900 - Nov 1956 1900 - 1956
Bio
Aug 9, 1910 - Feb 1977 1910 - 1977
Bio
Mar 14, 1904 - Apr 1984 1904 - 1984
Bio
Sep 29, 1908 - Dec 1969 1908 - 1969
Bio
Jul 5, 1909 - Jun 1981 1909 - 1981
Bio
Dec 22, 1912 - Nov 1981 1912 - 1981
Everyday Faces Of The 1800's
Ever wonder what people around you would have looked like in the 1800's - your neighbors, friends, and family members? The...
Popular Authors and Journalists From Our Past
Reading used to be so formal. When a minority of the populace could read, writers wrote for the "elite". As more people we...
Graceful Fashion - Popular Clothing in the 1900s
Skirts skimming the ground (often with trains), high collars, big hats (lots of feathers - sometimes even with whole stuff...
Created on Jun 04, 2020 by Daniel Pinna
"Thank you for helping me find my family & friends again so many years after I lost them. I get the chance to remember them all this time later."

Highlights of just a few of the many successes of sharing memories on AncientFaces. From reuniting lost or 'orphan' photos with their families, seeing faces of relatives for the first time, to the many connections made with family & friends.

These special moments are why it's important we share.
Back to Top