Clara B. Newkirk, brothers Adamson Bentley Newkirk and Joseph T. Newkirk.
|Much of the earlier history of the Newkirk family was worked out
years ago by Dr. A. B. Newkirk, of Los Angeles, Cal. He is a son of Dr.
Absalom B. Newkirk, who was a son of Henry Newkirk, a brother of our
grandfather, Shipman Newkirk. In recent years the author of this work
has been assisting Dr. Newkirk in compiling his genealogy of the Newkirk
family in America, and that work will soon be brought forth after many
years of labor.
DANIEL BAYLESS, born Jan. 10, 1812, located near
Waynesville, 111., where he died April 14, 1898, married March 3, 1831,
in Rush County, Ind., Malinda, daughter of Peter Jones, she was born
Sept. 14, 1814, died March 27, 1887. Their children:
The Curious Case of Dr. Adamson B.
Dr. Newkirk was graduated from the Starling Medical College of Columbus, Ohio, March 1, 1849, and practiced medicine the balance of his life in Jamestown, Zenia, and Freesburg, Ohio; Memphis, TN; Manteno and Chicago, Illinois; and Falls City, Nebraska.
During the Civil War he was agent of the United States Government, and during President Grant's term of office he was Internal Revenue Collector for the 8th District of Tennessee located at Memphis.
He died at Falls City, Nebraska from injuries received by a fall making a professional call late at night.
Adamson Bentley Newkirk, Jr. engaged in the practice of his profession at Falls City, Nebraska.
In November 1889 he removed to Los Angeles where he was eminently successful as a physician and surgeon until shortly before his death
was President of San Pedro Cancer Sanitarium for a number of years, specializing in radium treatment.
He died May 12, 1927, when the Los Angeles Commandery No 9, Knights Templar, of which he was an honored member took charge of his funeral service.
In addition to his arduous calling, Dr. Newkirk had long been engaged in collecting genealogical data of the male and female descendants of Cornelisse Van Nieuwkirk of Slichtenhorst, Holland, whose two sons, Gerret and Mattheus, came to New Netherland on the ship Moseman in 1659.
By great assiduity and in Collaboration with Dr Thomas J Newkirk [Thomas J Newkirk, author of Genealogy and History of the Newkirk, Hamilton and Bayless Families] of Evanston, Illinois, he accumulated a vast amount of family source material which, tabulated and bound in 47 folio manuscript volumes, nor form the Collection bearing his name in the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania.
He married at Falls City, Nebraska, June 7, 1787, Eva May Ingram, born at Highland, Iowa July 20, 1860, died Los Angeles, Ca; daughter of Rev J W Ingram and wife Julia Hicks.
It is owing to Mrs. Newkirk's interest in carrying out her husband's wishes that his collection has its present depository; in appreciation of her action the Society's Board of Directors elected her to honorary membership.
A son, William Bently Newkirk Falls City, survives.
Buckners of Virginia: : "Lucy Mary Talliferro Barker, daughter of Jane C. and Wm. Barker, married Dr. Adamson Bently Newkirk. Issue:
1. Laura Matilda Bentley, married first Henry Jacob Shepherd, married second time to Andrew Kinkead Shepherd, issue second marriage Lucy Ethel and Adamson Clare.
2. John Naylor Bentley, married Alice Parker, issue Juliet Cullum and Lucy Barker- home San Diego.
3. Adamson Bently, married Eva May INgram - issue William Bently, home Los Angeles
4. Joseph Thornton Bentley, married Mrs. May Elizabeth Robinson Auer. home Los Angeles
5. Jane Champe Bentley, married Charles Edwin Smith, home Jerusalem, Palestine.
6. Clara Barker Bentley, home Los Angeles
7.. Malvina Ann Bentley - home Los Angeles."
Lucy was the sister of Joseph Nicholas Barker , an eminent lawyer in Chicago.
Clara timber-claimed a quarter in 32, 6N 49W in 1895.
Adamson B. Newkirk timber-claimed a quarter in 9, 5N 49W (Washington County, but only two miles away from Clara), in 1895.
Joseph T. Newkirk timber-claimed a quarter in 32, 5N 49W in 1895.
In 1857 the South Presbyterian Church of Chicago was organized, with original members including Cyrus H. McCormick, Leander J. McCormick, Adamson B. Newkirk..... Cyrus Hall McCormick was the founder and largest donor for the Presbyterian Seminary in Chicago, besides his positions with the local churches.
In 1880 Chicago A. B. Newkirk, 61, physician is married to S. M. 54. They have Clara B. 29, Jennie G. 19, Joseph 16, and Mollie 12..
Next household is L.T. Bower, 31 a salesman, with Mary 28. They have Fred 6, Bessie 2.
January 3, 1884
In 1885 Richardson County, Nebraska, Adamson B. Newkirk is 37, a physician, with his sisters Clara 34 and Jennie 25, Lavina 17, and brother Joseph, 21 a clerk in a drug store.
W.C.T.U. Convention August 1887.
In May 1890 "Joseph T. Newkirk, Falls City, Iowa" was among the pharmacists listed as registered in Nebraska.
November 1895 McCook Nebraska "Fireman Newkirk is running the switch engine in the Akron yards while Engineer Terry is laying off. " (One week later) "Engineer Terry has reported for duty again at Akron and fireman Newkirk returned home, last Sunday."
June 1896 McCook, Nebraska
The Newton Newkirk most probably a cousin- son of Myron Newkirk 1830-1918 - Myron was son of Henry Newkirk. So Newton might have persuaded his wealthy cousins to invest in timber claims near Akron.
Adamson B. Newkirk, born March 1859 in Illinois, is living on Soto Street in Los Angeles in 1900, a physician, married twelve years to Eva M. born July 1866 in Iowa, with William B. Nov 1888, Nebraska. Her parents James W. and Julia Ingram are living with them.
Deceased American Physicians lists Adamson Bentley Newkirk born March 12, 1858 in Chicago, dying May 12, 1927 in Los Angeles, graduating from Rush Medical College, Chicago in 1880.
In 1900 Clara is back in Chicago, born May 1851, in a small boarding-house with the Charles and Louise Atkinson family. She's single, a stenographer.
In 1884 Clara was one of three teachers at Kenwood School (high school) on Hyde Park Avenue and Fiftieth Street, Chicago, average attendance 84.
In 1910 Los Angeles Clara is a stenographer for a physician, single, and her widowed sister Lorna M Shepherd, 63, is living with her. Both were born in Ohio.
In 1920 Los Angeles Clara B. Newkirk is a roomer, still single, a stenographer.
In 1930 Los Angeles Clara B. is still a stenographer, at age 79, and sisters Laura M. Shepherd, 82 and Malvina M. Newkirk, 63 are with her.
Clara died May 2, 1934 in Los Angeles County.
In 1920 Joseph T. Newkirk, 50 is in Los Angeles, an adjustor for a department store, married to Elisabeth, 49, a vocal teacher at a studio. Two married daughters live with them. Mary E. 30, born in Missouri married to Frederick B. Bower, 34, (HAS TO BE THE NEXT-DOOR NEIGHBOR IN 1880 CHICAGO) and Myra J. 29 California, married to James F. Belt, 31 and their daughters Elisabeth 10 and Bonnie L. 3.
In 1930 and 1940 Los Angeles Elizabeth, 68, widowed, is living with Fred B. and Mary Bower.
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