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Thomas Kirk, Heartstrong

In 1860 Pawnee County, Nebraska, ?? Kirk is 29, farming, with Catherine 24, Thomas 7, Hannah M. 5, Loretta 2, and Mary J. seven months.
They possibly are the Lewis A. Kirk 52 and Catherine 44 in 1880 Adams County, nebraska. James E. is 17, Martha 14, David 10, WIlliam 7, and Frank 5.

In 1870 Sac County, Iowa, Thomas Kirk is 17, Loretta 11, with David Reynolds 57 and Hannah 59.

In 1870 Montgomery County, Iowa, George Martin is 52, Hannah 50, Rachel P. 22, John A. 19, Mary Ellen 18, Timothy S. 16, Rhoda M. 12, and Maria M. 11.

T.A. Kirk married Rhoda M. Martin on October 18, 1876 in Montgomery County, Iowa.

G. Martin 1819-1875 is buried in Montgomery County, Iowa # 142973797.
So is Hannah (Armstrong) Martin 1821-1873 # 142974052.

In 1900 Harlan County, Nebraska, Rhoda M. Kirk is married but no spouse, 42, born in Iowa. May 20 was born in Kansas, Cora 17 in Nebraska, and Johnnie 10 in Kansas.

In 1910 Cope precinct, Washington County, Colorado, Thomas A. Kirk is 56, married 34 years to Rhoda M. 49, both born in Iowa, are farming. John R. is 20, born in Nebraska.
On the same page are Clarence J. Hull 29 born in Iowa, with with May R. Hull 28 born in Kansas. Jay 6 was born in Kansas, Lucille 1 in Colorado.

Rosetta May Hull 1880-1912 is buried in Cope, # 159059592.

In 1920 Kit Carson County, Clarence is 37, widowed, with Jay 16 and Lillie L. 11.

In 1920 Yuma County, James S. Turvey is 63, Nellie L. 59, with Eunice M. 33 and Forrest E. 21.

Eunice Johnson, 41, married Clarence J. Hull in Burlington on June 18, 1927.

In 1930 Kit Carson County, Clarence is 47, now married to Eunice M. 44, with Dorothy M. 1.

Eunice M. 1885-1981 is buried in Cope, with Clarence J. 1880-1975 # 159059552.

Jay Hull 1902-1985 is buried in Thornton, Colorado # 43126172.
"Lillie married Jude Baker from Denver and they had two girls."
Jay went to Denver after he left school and married Nellie Sears. They had five children."
Dorothy Hull was born August 20, 1928, went to school at the Vandercoy school in Kit Carson County. Dorothy worked in Denver for a while and then married Ralph Trofler."

Ralph R. Trofler 1915-1983 is buried in Cope # 158784935.

Johnnie R. Kirk married Esther M. Flageolle on July 23, 1912 in Kit Carson County.

January 13, 1916 "Mr. Thomas Kirk, who was residing with his son, Jno. Kirk, on the Ed McCole ranch southeast of Mildred, died on Thursday of last week, death resulting from paralysis. Mr. Kirk was born in Delaware, Iowa, on December 10th 1851, being sixty-five years of age. He had just returned a few days prior to his death from a trip to Nebraska, where he and his wife had been visiting a daughter. The funeral was held at Vernon on Friday, Rev. White preaching the sermon, interment was at Glendale cemetery." # 81819826.

In 1920 Phillips County, Kansas, Rhoda is 62, living with daughter Cora C. Stone 36 and her husband Clarence D. 40.

In 1930 Strasburg, Colorado, John R. is 39, Esther M. 3, with Viola 16, Delestal A. 15, Sylvia P. 13, and Aleta L. 12. Rhoda M. 68 is living with them.

Johnnie Royal Kirk, born January 19, 1891 at Danbury Nebraska, registered for WWII in Denver.

Rhoda 1858-1938 is buried in Wheat Ridge # 126510520.
Elbert County 1901 one possible "Miss Blanche King, of Denver, is the guest of her aunt, Mrs. Lundy. "
1904 "Mr. and Mrs. H.W. King, the former a brother of Mrs. J. H. Lundy, visited at the Lundy home several days and left Tuesday for their home at Seattle, Wash. They came direct from St. Louis, where they visited the exposition after having visited all of Mr. King’s brothers and sisters residing in Iowa and Illinois."

One post said "Blanche Smith b. 28 Jul 1890, Wyo, married March 8, 1906 in Denver,                                    Colorado, Bert Trofler.  Blanche died 5 Jun 1914, Denver,                                    Colo, buried: Block 11 lot 198, Riverside Cemetery, Denver, Colo,                                     1 child.  suicide by bi-chloride of mercury poisoning; death                                    certificate #4761; In Colorado 21 years; buried in Block 11 lot 198                                    Sec 4, no marker."
B.L. Trofler married Hettie Reckling on Dec 1, 1911, recorded in Arapahoe County, Colorado.

June 12, 1914 "Mrs. Blanche Trofler, known as Hazel King, 23 years old, Denver, who swallowed nine bichloride of mercury tablets in the bathroom of the matron's quarters of the city jail; May 19, declaring she would rather die than serve a sentence, died at the county hospital."

Bert Leroy Trofler registered for WWI with an Agate Colorado address, born Nov 10, 1883, farming, spouse Hetty Trofler.
Bert Trofler Obituary 1921 Lower Running Creek District Bert Trofler Dies Suddenly: Bert Trofler, 42, passed away Sunday night at the General Hospital, Denver, after undergoing Friday what was thought to be a minor operation. Mr. Trofler, a well known rancher of the Lower Running Creek district, had not been feeling exactly bad, but went to Denver Friday for an examination. It seems that after a thorough examination the doctors were unable to exactly determine the nature of the case but knew that he was afflicted with stomach trouble of some form. When operated on it was disclosed that he was suffering with cancer of the stomach. He at first seemed to be recovering nicely but soon after his condition took a turn for the worse and he passed away Sunday night. Mr. Trofler leaves three motherless children aged 9, 11 and 12 years, respectively, an aged mother who resided with him and a father who now resides somewhere in Wisconsin. Burial was Tuesday in the local cemetery near the ranch home. The Tribune joins the community in extending its sympathy to the bereaved family and friends."

The children were Roy, Ralph and Dessie - the boys were in a Denver institution in 1930, Dessie 17 a servant in a Denver home.

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