91st PA--William James Kirkpatrick

William James Kirkpatrick

Before the war

He was born on 27 February 1838, in Duncannon, Perry County, Pennsylvania, or in Ireland, to Thompson Kirkpatrick and Elizabeth Storey. (The earliest source I have is the 1850 census, according to which he was born in Pennsylvania. That census has his brother John born in 1835/36 in Ireland, and his sister Mary born in 1849/50 in Pennsylvania.) [sources: date: 13, 22; 4 (24 in 1861), 7 (41 in 1880), 9 (22 in 1860), 10 (32 in 1870), 14 (Feb 1840; 60 in 1900), 15 (72 in 1910), 16 (81 in 1920), 24 (12 in 1850). place: 7 (Ireland), 9 (Ireland), 10 (PA), 13 (Duncannon PA), 14 (Ireland), 15 (Ireland), 16 (Ireland), 17 (Duncannon Perry Cty PA or Ireland), 21 (Duncannon), 24 (Pennsylvania). parents: 9, 13]

In 1850, he may be the William Kirkpatrick living with Cornelius Baskins and others in Penn Township, Perry County, Pennsylvania. (His parents and siblings were living in Petersburg, Perry County.) He had attended school within the year. [source: 24]

He was educated by his father, and in common school. He studied singing, theory, harmony, composition, and organ, with various people. [sources: 13, 17]

According to the 1900, 1910, and 1920 censuses, he immigrated in 1850 or 1851. This seems implausible, since the 1850 census reports that his (younger) sister Mary was born in Pennsylvania in 1839/40, and since his parents were living in Perry County Pennsylvania in 1850 [sources: 14, 15, 16, 24]

In 1854, he came to Philadelphia to study music and to learn a trade. In 1855, he joined the Wharton Street Methodist Episcopal Church, in Philadelphia. [source: 17]

In 1858, his first published composition, "When the Spark of Life is Waning", was published in the Musical Pioneer. He edited a collection of music called Devotional melodies in 1859. He received this job by impressing Mr A.S. Jenks by transcribing and arranging a song while someone was singing it, at the end of Sunday School. [source: 17]

In 1860, he was living in the first ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a musician. He was living with his mother Elizabeth Kirkpatrick, and Martha L Kirkpatrick (his sister?) and Ellen Gilkinson. [source: 9]

In 1861, he married Susanna Doak. She was born in 1840/41, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to John Doak and Mary [unknown family name]. They had three children:

[sources: 17; 13 has 1878, 30, 32]

During the war

He enlisted on 1 November 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was mustered into service as Fife Major on 4 December 1861, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 25, 33 (fife major)]

He was discharged by general order, on 9 October 1862, apparently because his position was abolished (presumably by the act of Congress ending regimental bands). He was a principal musician, in Field and Staff. [sources: 1, 2 (of the Secretary of War), 3, 4, 5, 17, 33, 35]

After the war

In 1870, he was living in the first ward of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a clerk in a store. He was living with his wife Susanna, their children George, Martha, and Mary, and with Elizabeth Peterson. [source: 10]

On 29 May 1878, his wife, Susannah J Kirkpatrick, died, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She died of peritonitis. On 31 May 1878, she was buried, in the Ebenezer Methodist Episcopal Church Vault. She died at, or was buried from, 1109 South Third Street, ward 2, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [sources: 30, 32]

In 1880, he was living at 1204 3rd Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a music teacher. He was widowed. He was living with his children George, Nattie, and Marey, along with a servant and a housekeeper. [source: 7]

From 1880 through 1897, he published forty-nine books with John R Sweney. [source: 17]

From 1886-1896, he was music director of Grace Methodist Episcopal Church. [sources: 13, 17]

In October 1889, he spent several days in Lock Haven, visiting his sister, Mrs. Samuel Lay. [source: 17 (citing Lock Haven Express 16 Oct 1889)]

In 1890, he was living at 2009 North 15th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a music teacher. [sources: 5, 6]

He was naturalized about 1890. [source: 16]

On 23 October 1893, he married Sarah Kellogg Bourne, in Manhatten, New York. This was his second marriage, and also her second marriage; she apparently had two children by her first husband. [sources: 13, 15, 17; 14 has 1880, 18 (1893), 29]

In 1900, he was living at 2009 N 15th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a Professor of Music. He was living with his wife Sara B, and a servant. [source: 14]

In 1905, he and his wife travelled through Europe, visiting France, Germany, Switzerland, and England. [source: 17]

He applied successfully for a pension on 7 January 1907, apparently under the Act of 27 June 1890. He applied again on 20 June 1907, apparently under the Act of 6 February 1907. He received $12 per month, retroactive to 20 June 1907; the certificate was dated 18 January 1908. [sources: 3, 26, 34]

On 2 June 1908, his pension was increased to $15 per month, retroactive to 5 May 1908. [source: 26]

In 1910, he was living at 2009 N 15th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was involved in musical books and publishing. He was living with his wife Sara Dewine Kirkpatrick, and a servant. [source: 15]

On 23 April 1913, his pension was increased to $19 per month, retroactive to 13 June 1912. His pension was then increased to $22.50 per month, retroactive to 27 February 1913. [source: 26]

On 29 March 1915, his second wife, Sarah Kirkpatrick, died, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Funeral services were held at her husband's residence, 2009 North 15th Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. On 31 March 1915, she was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 18 (1917), 27, 28 (29 Mar 1915), 31 (29 Mar 1915)]

In 1918, his address was 807 Chestnut Street, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. [source: 13]

His pension was increased to $32 per month, retroactive to 10 June 1918. [source: 26]

He married (third) Mrs John R Sweeney. [source: 18]

His pension was increased to $50 per month, retroactive to 1 May 1920. [source: 26]

In 1920, he was living in Selham Court, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a music composer. He was living with his third wife Lizzie E. [source: 16]

He was the editor or associate editor of more than one hundred collections of religious music. [source: 13]

He died on 29 September 1921, at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, while working on music. He died at Pelham Court Hotel, in Germantown. His funeral was held at Grace Methodist Episcopal Church, Broad and Master Streets, Philadelphia, where he had been a trustee for many years. He was buried in West Laurel Hill Cemetery, Bala Cynwyd, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. [sources: 3, 8 (21 Sep 21), 17 (20 Sep), 18, 19, 20, 21 (20 Sep 21), 22 (20 Sep 21), 23 (29 Sep 21), 25 (29 Sep 21), 26 (29 Sep 21)]

His widow, Lizzie E Sweeney Kirkpatrick, was paid the pension due to him when he died, on an order dated 15 April 1922. [source: 26]

Perhaps his widow is the Elizabeth Kirkpatrick who died in Philadelphia on 20 February 1926, or the Elizabeth Kirkpatrick who died in Philadelphia on 7 March 1928 (or even the Eliza J Kirkpatrick who died in Philadelphia on 20 January 1923).

Sources

1 Bates, Samuel Penniman. History of Pennsylvania volunteers, 1861-5. Harrisburg: B. Singerly, state printer, 1869-71. 5 volumes. 'Ninety-first regiment', volume 3, pages 186-233. (In the roster) (Wm I Kilpatrick)

2 regimental descriptive book (William J Kirkpatrick; I assume this is not William Kirkpatrick of co.K)

3 pension index, by regiment (William J Kirkpatrick; I assume this is not William Kirkpatrick of co.K)

4 Civil War Veterans' Card File, available at Pennsylvania State Archives (searched 5 May 2004) (Wm I. Kilpatrick; some records have Kirkpatrick)

5 1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [762], page [2] (image 2431 on Ancestry) (William J Kirkpatrick)

6 1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory (William J Kirkpatrick)

7 1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 35, microfilm series T9, film 1167, page 62 = 5 handwritten (Wm Kirkpatrick)

8 West Laurel Hill Cemetery [dead link, in October 2013] (William Kirkpatrick, Chf Musician)

9 1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, microfilm series M653, film 1151, page 401 = 141 handwritten (William J Kirkpatrick)

10 1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, microfilm series M593, film 1387, page 416 = 145 handwritten (William Kirkpatrick)

13 César Saerchinger. International who's who in music and musical gazetteer: a contemporary biographical dictionary and a record of the world's musical activity. New York: Current Literature Publishing Compnay, 1918. 1st edition (William James Kirkpatrick)

14 1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 32, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 809, microfilm series T623, film 1473, page 209 = 3 B handwritten (William Kirkpatrick)

15 1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 32, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 752, supplemental sheet, microfilm series T624, film 1403, page 142 = 7 B handwritten (William J Kirkpatrick)

16 1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 618, microfilm series T625, film 1624, page 137 = 5 A handwritten (William J Kirkpatrick)

17 "Gwilliam-Watkins", a gedcom on RootsWeb WorldConnect, contact Sheri Graves, last updated 30 October 2006 (viewed March 2007) (William James Kirkpatrick)

18 obituary, Philadelphia Inquirer, 30 September 1921, page 23 (William J Kirkpatrick)

19 obituary, Woodbury Daily Times, 30 September 1921, page 3 (William J Kirkpatrick)

20 'William Kirkpatrick dies', [Pennsylvania] Patriot 30 September 1921, page 13 (William James Kirkpatrick)

21 'William J Kirkpatrick', on Wikipedia, accessed 18 October 2013

22 Find a grave, memorial 17300268, created by CJKirkpatrick, 4 Jan 2007, accessed 18 October 2013 (includes a photograph) (William James Kirkpatrick)

23 Pennsylvania death indices, 1921 ("K621 William J Kirkpatrick 89638 Phila 9/29")

24 1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Perry County, Penn Township, microfilm series M432, film 805, page 942 = 462 verso = 1058 handwritten (FamilySearch) (William Kirkpatrick)

25 Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999 (W J Kirkpatrick)

26 Veterans administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933, National Archives and Records Administration, record group M850, film 1267 (William J Kirkpatrick)

27 91406477, created by Graves, added 5 June 2012, accessed 18 October 2013 [refers to plot Summit 386] (Sara Kb Kirkpatrick)

28 Pennsylvania death indices, 1915 ("Kirkpatrick, Sara K. B.; 31436; Phila.; Mar. 29.")

29 [not transcribed] abstract of marriage record, William J Kirkpatrick to Sara K Kellogg or Bourne, Manhatten, New York, New York, 23 October 1893, on FamilySearch

30 death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania (Susannah J Kirkpatrick)

31 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer Wednesday 31 March 1915, page 16 (Sara Kellogg Bourne Kirkpatrick)

32 death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 31 May 1878, page 5 (Susannah J Kirkpatrick)

33 index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania (William J Kirkpatrick)

34 pension index, by name (William J Kirkpatrick)

35 section 3, Act of 17 July 1862, 'An act to define the pay and emoluments of certain officers of the army, and for other purposes.' 37th Congress, session 2, Chapter 200, Statutes at large volume 12 pp.594-597

Sources checked unsuccessfully

1930 US census
Ancestry index (accessed May 2007) and FamilySearch index (accessed 18 Oct 13)
searched for Elizabeth Kirkpatrick born 1851 +/- 2 in Pennsylvania, living in Philadelphia (Ancestry index, accessed 18 October 2013)
1940 US census
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 Oct 13)
Philadelphia marriage indexes, 1885-1951
no William Kirkpatrick married Sweeney
note William J Kirkpatrick married LOUISE Hermann in 1919 (FamilySearch and FamilySearch)
note William A Kirkpatrick married MARGARET L Aldrich in 1918 (FamilySearch and FamilySearch)
note William J Kirkpatrick married ALICE M Hess (no year given) (FamilySearch and FamilySearch)
Pennsylvania, Eastern District petitions for naturalization, 1795-1952
"Kirkpatrick, William (District) Mch. 12, 1900 #5468 Ireland" (FamilySearch)--this is not he, since this William Kilpatrick was 33 years old when he was naturalized (FamilySearch)
"Kirkpatrick H William Sept. 12 1898 5382 (Circuit) Ireland witness John W. McCarthy." (FamilySearch)
headstone applications for US military veterans, 1925-1949
FamilySearch index (accessed 18 Oct 13)
Pennsylvania death indices
1917 has no Sarah Kirkpatrick
1922 has no Elizabeth or Lizzie Kirkpatrick (K621)
1923 has no Lizzie, but one Eliza, Kirkpatrick: 'K621 Eliza J Kirkpatrick 2691 Phila 1/20'
1924 has no Lizzie or Elizabeth Kirkpatrick (K621)
1925 has no Elizabeth or Lizzie Kirkpatrick
1926 has no Lizzie but one Elizabeth Kirkpatrick: 'Kirkpatrick,Elizabeth:--13454;Phila;Feb.20.'
1927 has no Elizabeth or Lizzie Kirkpatrick
1928 has no Lizzie but one Elizabeth Kirkpatrick: 'Kirkpatrick,Elizabeth;--22993;Phila;Mar.7.'
1929 has no Elizabeth or Lizzie Kirkpatrick
1930 has no Elizabeth or Lizzie Kirkpatrick (K621)

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1850 census

[1850 US census, Pennsylvania, Perry County, Penn Township, microfilm series M432, film 805, page 942 = 462 verso = 1058 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[identification is speculative, based on (1) his parents' living in Perry County: Thompson (55, school teacher, b. Ireland) and Elizabeth (45, b. Ireland) Kirkpatrick, who were living (with Anna (17, b. Ireland), John (14, b. Ireland), Mary A (10, b. PA), and Martha L (6, b. PA)) in the Borough of Petersburg, Perry (1850 US census, microfilm series M432, film 805, page 951 = 467 recto = 1067 handwritten (FamilySearch)]
[I did not transcribe the other six people in this household, headed by Cornelius Baskins, farmer]
line27
Dwellings visited[540]
Families visited[577]
NameWilliam Kirkpatrick
Age12
SexM
Color 
Occupation of males over 15 years 
Real estate owned 
Birthplace" [sc. Pa]
Married within year 
Attended school within year1
Over 20 & can't read/write 
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc. 

1860 census

[1860 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, microfilm series M653, film 1151, page 401 = 141 handwritten]
[identification is probable, since (1) his apparent mother's name match the name listed in many sources, and (2) his occupation matches my William's occupation]
line31323334
Dwelling number1022   
Family number1168   
NameElizabeth KirkpatrickWilliam J "Martha L "Ellen Gilkinson
Age53221615
Sexfmff
Color    
Occupation Musician Tailores [sic]
Value of real estate owned    
Value of personal estate200   
Place of birthIreland [?]" "PennaN. York
Married within year    
Attended school within year    
Cannot read & write    
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.    

1870 census

[1870 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 1, microfilm series M593, film 1387, page 416 = 145 handwritten]
[identification is likely, since (1) his apparent wife's name matches]
line345678
Dwelling-house number488     
Family number500     
NameKirkpatrick William- Susanna- George- Martha- MaryPeterson Elizabeth
Age322986215
Sexmfmfff
Colorwwwwww
OccupationClerk in StoreKeeping HouseAt School   
Real estate value      
Personal estate value      
BirthplacePennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvania
Father foreign born11    
Mother foreign born1     
Birth month if born within year      
Marriage month if married within year      
Attended school past year  1   
Can't read      
Can't write      
Deaf, dumb, blind, etc.      
Male US citizen at least 21 years old1     
Male US citizen at least 21 years old who can't vote ...      

1880 census

[1880 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 35, microfilm series T9, film 1167, page 62 = 5 handwritten]
[identification is likely; see the note on the 1870 census entry transcribed above]
line111213141516
street nameThird St
house number1204     
dwelling visit #34     
family visit #45     
nameKirkpatrick WmGeorgeNattieMareyGross LizzieMcConnell Lonna
colorWWWWBW
sexMMFFFF
age411715111630
month born if born in year      
relationship SonDaughterDaughterServantHouse Keeper
single 11111
married      
widowed/divorced1     
married during year      
occupationMusic TeacherClerkAt SchoolAt SchoolServantHouse Keeper
months unemployed      
currently ill?      
blind      
deaf/dumb      
idiotic      
insane      
disabled      
school this year  11  
can't read      
can't write      
birthplaceIrelandPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaPennsylvaniaMarylandPennsylvania
father's birthplaceIrelandIrelandIrelandIrelandN JerseyPenn.
mother's birthplaceIrelandPennPennPennMrydPenn

1890 census, veterans schedule

[1890 US census, veterans' schedule, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, supervisor's district [1], enumeration district [762], page [2] (image 2431 on Ancestry)]
[identification is confirmed]

[line] 22
[house] 146
[family] 146
[name] William J Kirkpatrick
[rank] Fife Major
[company] [blank]
[unit] 91 Pa Inf
[enlistment date] Dec 4 1861
[discharge date] Oct 9 1862
[length of service] [blank] years, 9 months, [blank] days
[post office address] 2009 Nth 15th St
[disability incurred] [blank]
[remarks] [blank]

1890 Gopsill's Philadelphia directory

[searched transcription on Ancestry, March 2005]
William J Kirkpatrick, music teacher, 2009 N 15th
Thomas M Longcope, conveyancer, h 2009 N 15th

1900 census

[1900 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 32, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 809, microfilm series T623, film 1473, page 209 = 3 B handwritten]
[identification is confirmed, since (1) his occupation matches, (2) his wife's name matches, and (3) his address matches the address in the 1890 veterans schedule above]
line616263
streetN 15th St
house number2009  
dwelling number60  
family number60  
nameKirkpatrick William- Sara BRayfield Emma
relationshipHeadWifeServant
colorWWB
sexMFF
birth dateFeb 1840Aug 1845June 1880
age605429
married?MMS
# years married3030 
mother of how many children? 2 
# of children living 2 
birthplaceIrelandNew YorkNew Jersey
father's birthplaceIrelandNew YorkW. Virginia
mother's birthplaceIrelandNew YorkW. Virginia
immigration year1850  
# years in USA50  
naturalized citizen?Na  
occupationProfessor of Music Servant
# months not employed0  
# months in school   
can readyesyesyes
can writeyesyesyes
speaks Englishyesyesyes
owned/rented0  
free or mortgagedF  
farm/houseH  
# of farm schedule   

1910 census

[1910 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 32, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 752, supplemental sheet, microfilm series T624, film 1403, page 142 = 7 B handwritten]
[identification is confirmed; see the note on the 1900 census entry transcribed above]
line828384
streetN. Fifteenth Street
house nr2009  
dwelling nr80  
family nr166  
nameKirkpatrick, William J.- Sara DewineWhite, Emma R.
relationshipHeadWifeServant
sexMFF
colorWWB
age726528
marital statusM2M2S
#years present marriage1616 
mother of # children 2 
mother of # living children 2 
birthplaceIre - EnglishNew YorkNew Jersey
father's birthplaceIre - EnglishNew YorkMaryland
mother's birthplaceIre - EnglishNew YorkMaryland
immigrated1851  
naturalized/alienNa  
speaks EnglishEnglishEnglishEnglish
occupationMusical [illegible]NoneGeneral housework
nature of industry etc.Musical books + publishing Private family
employer etc.OA W
out of work 15 Apr 1910?  No
# weeks out of work 1909  0
can readYesYesYes
can writeYesYesYes
school since 1 Sep 09   
owned/rentedO  
owned free or mortagagedF  
farm/houseH  
nr on farm schedule   
civil war vetUA  
blind   
deaf & dumb   

1920 census

[1920 US census, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, ward 22, supervisor's district 1, enumeration district 618, microfilm series T625, film 1624, page 137 = 5 A handwritten]
[identification is probable, since (1) his wife's name, and (2) his occupation match the other evidence I have]
line2829
streetSelham Court
house number  
dwelling visit number  
family visit number116 
nameKirkpatrick, William J- Lizzie E S [?]
relationshipHeadWife
own/rentR 
free/mortgaged (if owned)  
sexMF
raceWW
age at last birthday8169
marital statusMM
year of immigration1851 
naturalized/alienNA 
year of naturalization1890 [?] 
attended school since Sept 1919  
can readYesYes
can writeYesYes
birth placeIrelandPennsylvania
native languageEnglish 
father's birthplaceIrelandPennsylvania
father's native languageEnglish 
mother's birthplaceIrelandPennsylvania
mother's native languageEnglish 
can speak EnglishYesYes
occupationComposerNone
industry, businessMusic 
employment statusOA 
number of farm schedule  

index to compiled service records

[index to compiled service records of volunteer Union soldiers who served in organizations from the state of Pennsylvania]
[transcribed 20 July 2014, from Fold3]


Kirkpatrick William J
     William I.
Co. F + S, 91 Pennsylvania Inf.
Fife Maj. | Pr. Musc'n
See also [blank]

GENERAL INDEX CARD.

Who's who in music

[César Saerchinger. International who's who in music and musical gazetteer: a contemporary biographical dictionary and a record of the world's musical activity. New York: Current Literature Publishing Company, 1918. 1st edition]
KIRKPATRICK, William James:

Composer and editor; b. Duncannon, Pa., Feb. 27. 1838, s. Thompson and Elizabeth (Storey) K., ed. common school and by father; stud. singing w. T. Bishop, Ettore Barrilli, Pasquale Rondinella; theory, harmony, composition w. Dr. Leopold Meignen; organ w. David D. Wood; m. 1st, 1878 (wife died); 2nd, Mrs. Sarah Kellogg Bourne, Oct. 23, 1893. Fife major 91st Pa. Vols., 1861-2; mus. dir. Ebenezer Meth. Epis. Ch., Phila., 1865-6; Grace Meth. Epis., 1886-96. Editor or associate editor of over 100 books of music including "Songs of Joy and Gladness," Nos. 1 and 2 (1885, 1891); "Finest of the Wheat," Nos. 1, 2 and 3 (1890-1904); "Organ Score Anthems" (1892, No. 2, 1894); "Unfading Treasures" (1893); "Infant Praises"; "Children's Praises"; "Dew Drops" (1895); "Sacred Songs for Little Voices" (1900); "Young People's Hymnal" (No.1, 1897, No. 2, 1901, No.3, 1905); "Sunday School Praises" (1900); "Songs of the Century" (1901); "Devotional Songs" (1903); "Glorious Praise" (1904); "Jubilant Voices" (1905); "The Redeemer's Praise" (1906); "The Old Story in Song" (1906, No.2, 1908); "Hymns and Spiritual Songs" (No.2, 1909); "Songs of Praise and Power" (1909); "Songs of the Century" (No. 2, 1910); "The Message in Song" (1911); "The Spirit of Praise" (1911); "Songs of Praise and Service" (1912); "Sacred Songs for Little Voices" (1915); "Message in Song" (Nos. 1 and 2, 1915). Address: 807 Chestnut St., Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa.

VA pension payment cards

[Veterans administration pension payment cards, 1907-1933, National Archives and Records Administration, record group M850, film 1267]
[transcribed from FamilySearch, 18 October 2013]

NAME: Kirkpatrick, William J.
139
1249
Certificate No. 1.130.291
ARMY INVALID.
LAW: ACT OF MAY 11, 1912. [this is written above the following, crossed-out, reference:] ACT OF FEB 6, 1907
ACT OF MAY 1, 1920
Service: Prin. Musc. 91" Pa.
Disability: [blank]
ISSUES.
CLASS.RATE.DATE OF COMMENCEMENT.DATE OF CERTIFICATE.
REISSUE12June 20/07Jan 18/08.
INCREASE15May 5/ 08June 2/ 08
REISSUE19June 13, 1912Apr . 23, 1913
 22.50Feby. 27, 1913[blank, but apparently referring to 'Apr. 23, 1913']
 32JUN 10 1918 
Inc.50May 1, 1920
Fees: [blank]
Transferred from: PHILADELPHIA, PA.
Transferred to: [blank]
Died: Sept. 29, 1921
Bureau notified: NOV 14 1921
Remarks: From ACT OF JUNE 27, 1890.
9/29/1921 Accrued order dated APR 15 1922 payable to widow Lizzie E. Sweeney Kirkpatrick APR 20 1922
Former Roll No. [blank]
Home: [blank]

death certificate, Susannah J Kirkpatrick

[death certificate, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Susannah J Kirkpatrick]
[transcribed from FamilySearch, 18 October 2013]

RETURN OF A DEATH
IN THE CITY OF PHILADELPHIA.
PHYSICIAN'S CERTIFICATE.
1. Name of Deceased, Susannah J Kirkpatrick
2. Color, White
3. Sex, Female
4. Age, 37 Years
5. Married
6. Date of Death, 29 May
7. Cause of Death, Peritonitis (after Battys normal [illegible word])
A. C. TeaKyne [??] M.D.
Residence, 782 So 2 [?] St
UNDERTAKER'S CERTIFICATE IN RELATION TO DECEASED.
8. Occupation, -
9. Place of Birth, Philada
10. When a Minor, --
11. Ward, 2nd
12. Street and Number, 1109 S 3rd [?] St
13. Date of Burial, May 31, 78
14. Place of Burial, Ebenezer Vault
D H Bowen + Son Undertakers
Residence, 813 S. 2nd St

death notice, Susanna Kirkpatrick

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer, 31 May 1878, page 5, Susannah J Kirkpatrick]
[transcribed 19 October 2013, from GenealogyBank]

KIRKPATRICK.--On the 29th inst., SUSANNAH J., wife of William J. Kirkpatrick, and daughter of the late John and Mary Doak, aged thirty seven years.

The relatives and friends of the family are respectfully invited to attend the funeral, this afternoon, at 3 o'clock, from the residence of her husband, No 1109 S. Third street. To proceed to Ebenezer M.E. Church for service and interment.

death notice, Sara Kirkpatrick

[death notice, Philadelphia Inquirer Wednesday 31 March 1915, page 16, Sara Kellogg Bourne Kirkpatrick]
[transcribed 19 October 2013, from GenealogyBank]

KIRKPATRICK.--March 29, 1915, SARA KELLOGG BOURNE, wife of Prof. William J. Kirkpatrick. Relatives and friends are invited to attend funeral services, Thursday, at 2 P.M. precisely, at residence of her husband, 2009 N. 15th st. Interment private.

Obituary

[obituary, Philadelphia Inquirer, 30 September 1921, page 23] OBITUARY
WILLIAM J. KIRKPATRICK
Widely Known Author of Hymns to Be Buried Tomorrow

Funeral services will be held tomorrow afternoon in Grace M.E. Church, Broad and Master streets, for William James Kirkpatrick, 84 years old, of Pelham Court Hotel, Germantown. He died there Wednesday night.

Mr. Kirkpatrick was one of the most widely known authors of hymns in this country. He was editor or associate editor of more than one hundred books of church hymns. For many years he was a trustee of Grace M. E. Church. A major [sic] of Pennsylvania Volunteers in 1861 and 1862, Mr. Kirkpatrick was thrice married. His first wife was Miss S. J. Doak, whom he married in 1861. He married Mrs. Sarah Kellog Bourne in 1893, following the death of his first wife. His second wife died in 1917. Mrs. John R. Sweeney, widow of another composer of hymns, was his third wife.




[obituary, Woodbury Daily Times, 30 September 1921, page 3]

William J. Kirkpatrick, a widely known composer of gospel hymns, died yesterday in Germantown, aged 84 years. Mr. Kirkpatrick was well known to many Woodburians, and his son has sung his hymns at several places in Gloucester County. Besides his son, his wife survives him. He was a Civil War veteran and a member of the Masonic fraternity. His funeral will be held on Saturday afternoon at Grace M. E. Church, Broad and Master streets, Philadelphia, where he was a trustee for many years.



['William Kirkpatrick dies', [Pennsylvania] Patriot 30 September 1921, page 13]
WILLIAM KIRKPATRICK DIES

Philadelphia, Sept. 29.--William James Kirkpatrick, author of gospel hymns and sacred music, died here today after a short illness.

Pennsylvania burial cards

[Pennsylvania, veterans burial cards, 1777-1999]
[transcribed 18 October 2013, from Ancestry]

RECORD OF BURIAL PLACE OF VETERAN
Montgomery County
NAME Kirkpatrick, W. J. 2230
DATE OF BIRTH [blank]
DATE OF DEATH [blank]
VETERAN OF Civil WAR
SERVED IN ARMY
DATES OF SERVICE 12-4-1861 to [blank]
ORGANIZATION(S) 91st Regt. Pa. Vol. (Band)
RANK Chief Musician
CEMETERY OR PLACE OF INTERMENT
NAME West Laurel Hill
LOCATION Pencoyd, Pa.
LOCATION OF GRAVE IN CEMETERY SECTION Summit LOT No. 386
HEADSTONE Granite
FAMILY
INFORMATION GIVEN BY Grave Registrar
DATE 2-14-35
REMARKS Discharged by general order, Date unknown

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