Obit: Kirkland, Frank S. (1846 - 1922)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surname: De Land, Glantz, Hoston, Illian, Kirkland, Kemp, Oakley

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) Thursday 08/31/1922 Kirkland, Frank S. (1846 - 17 Aug. 1922)

Mr. Frank S. Kirkland, who will be remembered by the older inhabitants of this city, died very suddenly on August 17th. For the past two years he and Mrs. Kirkland have been living in Los Angeles where they went hoping to find relief for his asthma. Their son, Thornton, with his wife and little child, visited them in June but had returned to their home in Mexico so there were none of Mrs. Kirkland’s own relatives with her. However, Elva French Kemp, Phrona Walker Hoston, Dr. Viola French De Land and Irene French Oakley life --long friends, were there to give what comfort they could.

The K. P. Lodge had charge of the services and the body was laid to rest in beautiful Forest Home cemetery. 

Mrs. Kirkland will remain in Los Angeles, at least for now.

*Francis S. Kirkland was born in Ohio, the son of Maria Sarah (Reynolds) and Francis Joseph Kirkland.

**Margaret Crowns Kirkland was also buried in that same cemetery.


History: Kirkland's Type Writer 1875

----Source: The Clark County Press Date: 1-23-1875


That "Type Writer" at the Bank is one of the greatest inventions of the age. It has been but a short time since Mr. Kirkland received it, and as he had never seen anything of the kind previous to that, he was obliged to study into the nature of the thing, in order to tell how to operate it. He now understands the machine perfectly, and can write with it as fact as by hand. With a little more practice he will be able to discount the most rapid penman, and we see no reason why writing may not become machine work as well as sewing and many other things that were once thought impossible. The machine is in form very much like a sewing machine, but is much smaller than those commonly in use. It is furnished with what we may call a key-board, each by representing a certain letter, figure, or punctuation mark, which is shown by the character it represents being stamped upon it. The letters are all capitals. The whole machine is very simple, and will eventually prove a blessing to poor penman.



Bio: Kirkland, Frank S. (1846 - 1922)




     Chippewa Falls * * * Wisconsin


       FRIDAY, MARCH 28, 1884


F. S. Kirkland, Esq., a Neillsville lawyer, well known in this city, has evidently became involved in trouble.  He visited Canada recently to try and induce the government to "let up" on some rules regarding the sale of pine.  New came in Thursday that he had been arrested for endeavoring to bribe some officers.  The matter created considerable excitement.


Committed for Trial

Toronto, Can., April 10.--The cases of the four persons accused of attempting to bribe members of the Ontario Government came up Tuesday morning, and all four were committed for trial.  On hearing the decision, Kirkland, the American, fainted and had to be carried from the court.  He had felt certain of getting off.  Kirkland is from Pennsylvania, where he has a wife and children.  He says he was authorized by well-known Michigan lumber dears to spend large sums to secure favorable legislation and did not think such action was criminal as he had spent between $50,000 to $100,000 in getting measures through the Wisconsin Legislature.

     MADISON, WIS., April 13--Legislators and ex-legislators throughout Wisconsin are much excited over the Kirkland, the Neillsville lawyer, now waiting trial in Toronto for trying to bribe members of the Toronto Legislature, to the effect that he spent fifty thousand dollars in influencing the Wisconsin Legislature.  The story is denied on all sides, as few people can remember having even met or heard of Kirkland as a lobbyist.


1860 Federal Census, Wisconsin Manitowoc Kossuth, 2nd Ward City of Sheboygan, Sheboygan, Page 46

Francis J Kirkland M 41 New York, Male, Age: 41 (1819), White, Birthplace: New York
Maria Kirkland F 31 New York, Female, Age 31 (1829), White, New York
Francis Kirkland M 14 (1846) Ohio
Catherine Kirkland F 11 (1849) Wisconsin
Edith Kirkland F 9 (1851) Wisconsin
Reeka Eichmeyer F 17 (1843) Prussia, Domestic Worker

California Death Record

Francis S Kirkland
Death Date 17 Aug 1922
Event Place , Los Angeles, California, United States
Gender Unknown
Age 76
Birth Year (Estimated) 1846
Certificate Number 34523


Bio: Kirklland, Thonton Crowns (1877 - ?)

            Thornton Crowns Kirkland

               Mining Engineer in Mexico



BioM: Illian, Lizzie (1897)


Thornton Kirkland
Event Type Marriage
Event Date 24 Nov 1897
Event Place Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Event Place (Original) Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Gender Male
Race White
Birthplace Neilsvill
Father's Name Frank S. Kirkland
Mother's Name Margaret Kirkland
Spouse's Name Lizzie Illian
Spouse's Gender Female
Spouse's Race White
Spouse's Birthplace Milwaukee
Spouse's Father's Name Andrew Illian
Spouse's Mother's Name Caroline Schultz


1900 Federal Census, Wisconsin Milwaukee ED 25 Milwaukee city Ward 3, Precintct 3


Andrew Illian 1900 Male 52 Married White Head 32 Apr 1848 Germany 1868 1864 Germany Germany
Caroline Illian 1900 Female 53 Married White Wife 11 32 Sep 1847 Germany 1868 1863 Germany Germany 16
Kate Illian 1900 Female 19 Single White Daughter Sep 1881 Wisconsin Germany Germany
Lillie Illian 1900 Female 16 Single White Daughter Nov 1884 Wisconsin Germany Germany
Walter Illian 1900 Male 12 Single White Son Jun 1888 Wisconsin Germany Germany
Nina Illian 1900 Female 9 Single White Daughter May 1891 Wisconsin Germany Germany
Joseph Illian 1900 Male 7 Single White Son Feb 1893 Wisconsin Germany Germany
Lizzie Kirkland 1900 Female 25 Married White Daughter 1 3 Jul 1875 Wisconsin 1897, Dry Goods Clerk, Germany Germany 1
Frank Kirkland 1900 Male 2 Single White Grandson Feb 1898 Wisconsin


BioM: Kirkland, Elizabeth W. (1917)


Husband: Charles J Vanecek
Marriage Date 4 Oct 1917
Event Place Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan
Age 23y
Birth Date 1894
Birthplace Milwaukee, Wis.
Father's Name James Vanecek
Spouse's Name Mrs Elizabeth W. Illian Kirkland
Spouse's Age 23y
Spouse's Birth Date 1894
Spouse's Birthplace Milwaukee, Wis.
Spouse's Father's Name Andrew Illian
Spouse's Mother's Name Caroline Schultz


1920 Federal Census, Los Angeles Assembly District 63, Los Angeles, California, United States, Sheet Letter A, Sheet Number 3


Thornton Kirkland, Male
Age 43 (1877)
Marital Status Married
Race White
Race (Original) White
Can Read Yes
Can Write Yes
Relationship to Head of Household Head
Relationship to Head of Household (Original) Head
Own or Rent Rent
Birthplace Wisconsin
Father's Birthplace Wisconsin
Mother's Birthplace Wisconsin


Mabel Kirkland Wife F 35 (1885) Virginia
Bettie Murphy Mother-in-law F 50 (1870) Virginia

Obit: Kirkland, Frank C. (1898 - 1908)

Son Frank C Kirkland
Other information in the record of Frank C Kirkland
from Wisconsin Deaths and Burials
Name Frank C Kirkland
Gender Male
Death Date 28 Mar 1908
Death Place Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Age 10
Birth Date 1898
Father's Name Thornton Kirkland
Mother's Name Elizabeth Illand


Obit: Kirkland, Thornton Crowns (1912 - 1971)


Thornton C Kirkland
Event Type Death
Event Date 22 Jul 1971
Event Place San Bernardino, California, United States
Birth Date 17 Jul 1912
Birthplace Wisconsin
Gender Male


Obit: Kirkland Mabel (1885 - 1978)


Given Name Mabel
Surname Kirtland
Birth Date 28 Feb 1885
State Oregon
Event Date Jan 1978


Obit: Glantz, Henry William (1924 - 1924)


Henry William Glantz
Event Date 25 Dec 1924
Event Place Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Gender Male
Race W
Age 59
Birth Year (Estimated) 1865
Birth Date 20 Jul 1865
Birthplace West Bend, , Wisconsin
Father's Name Henry Glantz
Father's Birthplace Germany
Mother's Name Elizabeth Illian
Mother's Birthplace , , Wisconsin
Occupation Dentist
Residence Place Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Spouse's Name Olga Glantz
Burial Date 27 Dec 1924
Burial Place Chicago, Cook, Illinois
Cemetery Forest Home


Obit: Kirkland, Truman C. (1901 - 1926)

*It is unknown if this person has any connection to the family of Francis S. Kirkland.





One Killed, Two Hurt

on Imperial Project


  Brawley, Dec. 17--An explosion which enveloped a big dredge in flames resulted in the death of one workman and the serious injury of two others late yesterday.

   The accident occurred near Dixieland on a project of the Imperial Irrigation District.  Victims of the explosion and fire were T. C. Kirkland of Los Angeles fatally burned: Rollie Glenn and L. W. Litchfield, seriously burned.

     Property loss was estimated at $35,000.





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