WILLIAM KIRBY SR & LYDIA DIED IN
THIS COUNTY BETWEEN 1847 & 1850. SEE THE TYLER CO. VA FAMILIES PAGE OF THIS WEB
History of Tyler Co WV To 1984
EDWARD KIRBY FAMILY
William Kirby was born in Green County Pa., 1839. In 1863 he married Mary
E. Taylor (daughter of Lydia Kimble). Who had married Leonard Taylor, who was half
The children of William and Mary Kirby are, James Roberts, William Edward, Charles,
(deceased) John Jefferson, Lydia, Rosie. William Edward
married Lavina Belle Wade and settled on Willow Fork in 1895. Lavina Bell was the daughter
of Dick and Sariah Kimble Wade. William Edward was born July 25, 1867. Lavina was born
1870. In Williams early years, he was a farmer, later years he workedfor the Union
Traction Co. which was a street car line traveling from Sistersville to New Martinsville.
he was the track foreman.
His children were: James Richard (known as
Jimmy) born 1896 his first wife, berth Robinson, born 1898.
They had four children: James R. Jr., born July 2, 1918,
(twins) Jack Levi and Patricia Lee born in June, (deceased), Carl Eugene born June 29,
1933. Second wife, Beulah Myers, married Jan. 9, 1969. Myrtle May,
born March 30, 1898. Married Roscoe Windland. They had no
children. Leslie Aldine, born Oct.24, 1899. Married May Pittman,
they had four children.
Harley Ross born Oct. 1, 1901. Married Zelma Anderson. They had two children; Bill and
Ailene. Lona Bell born 1903, married Alfred Winzenreid, they had
Iva Virginia, born 1905. (deceased in 1922). Carl born in 1916,
drowned in Ohio River,1931. Henry born in March, 1911. Married
Lalah Kirkpatrick: Four children. Jimmy Kirby was born on Willow Fork in June 1, 1896 and
went to work for the Hope Natural Gas Company at Hastings in Sept. 25,1916. He
retired from the Hope in June 1, 1961 with forty-four and one-half years service. He
retired as chief field clerk. He served in the U.S. Army from April 26, 1918, to April 7,
1919. He was in France from June 22, 1918 until March 24, 1919, as a machine gunner. Jimmy
now lives in Paden City on Robinson Street.
Submitted by James R. Kirby