NORTHERN NEW YORK
Genealogical and family history of northern New York: a record of the achievements of her people
in the making of a commonwealth and the founding of a nation.
New York: Lewis Historical Pub. Co. 1910.
Transcribed by Coralynn Brown
The Kirk family of Pennsylvania is descended from Roger Kirk, of Scottish ancestry, who came as early as 1712 to East Norringham, Chester county, Pennsylvania. He was a weaver by trade. He married Esther Richards. It is thought that others of the Kirk family came later from the north of Ireland with the great 'Scotch-Irish' emigration.
(I) Firman Fields Kirk, of the old Pennsylvania family, was born in Williamsport, Pa. He was educated in the public schools. He engaged in the lumber business, and subsequently was in the hotel business in Dubois, Pennsylvania, and at Driftwood and Williamsport. He is now (1910) living at Cross Forks, Pennsylvania. He enlisted June 3, 1861, in Company C, First Rifles, Pennsylvania Reserves, and was discharged Jan. 31, 1864; he re-enlisted as a veterna volunteer in Company C, One Hundred and Ninetieth Pennsylvania Regiment, and was discharged as sergeant of Company C, June 28, 1654; they were known as the Pennsylvania Bucktails.
Mr. Kirk is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, and of Lodge No. 198, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks.
He married Ophelia A. Harrison.
Fred S., born Nov. 21, 1864.
Marthias H., Aug. 16, 1866.
Carrie M., Feb. 13, 1868.
William H., Jan. 16, 1874.
Firman Roy, mentioned below.
(II) Firman Roy, son of Firman Fields Kirk, was born in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, Oct. 1, 1877. He was educated in the public schools. He began his business career as shipping clerk in the Lycoming River Works at Williamsport, and after remaining two years with this company he became traveling representataive of the P. J. Song Tobacco Company of Middleton, Ohio, in the central Pennsylvania district. In 1901 this conern was absorbed by the American Tobacco Company. Mr. Kirk continued with the new owners until 1905, when he entered the employ of A. G. Crooks & Company of Malone, New York, as traveling salesman. On Aug. 1, 1907, he became vice-president of the Symonds & Allison Company, wholesale dealers and manufacturers of confectionery, succeeding Mr. A. C. Allison. In 1908 the name became the Kirk-Maher Company and Mr. Kirk has since then been president of the concern, which has a large and flourishing business in this section of the country.
He is president of Malone Board of Trade.
He is a member of St. Mark's Protestant Episcopal church, and is vestryman and treasurer. He is a member of Northern Constellation Lodge, No. 291, Free and Accepted Masons; Northern Constellation Chapter, No. 28, Royal Arch Masons; Franklin Commandery, No. 60, Knights Templar; Karnak Temple, Mystic Shrine, of Montreal, Canada; Williamsport Lodge, No. 198, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks; Elm City Lodge, No. 411, Knights of Pythias, and of the Commercial Travelers' Association of the United States.
In politics he is a Republican.
Mr. Kirk married, June 29, 1905, Elizabeth May, born Nov. 16, 1883, daughter of A. G. Crooks, of Malone.
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