From the Marshall County News, Marysville, KS, April 21, 1916, page 1:
Amos W. Kirkwood Dead.
Amos W. Kirkwood died at University Hospital in Kansas City, at noon Tuesday April 18th,
aged 77 years, 11 months and three days. The body was brought home to Marysville evening and
funeral services were held at the Presbyterian church, Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The
funeral services were conducted by Corinthian Commandery Knights Templar, of which the
deceased had been an honored member. Interment was made in the Marysville cemetery.
Amos W. Kirkwood was born in Grant county, Indiana, May 15, 1838, and lived there until he
was 13 years of age, when he moved to Delaware county with his parents. He remained there
until August 9, 1862, when he enlisted in Co. B, 84th Indiana infantry, and served until the close
of the war. After the close of the war, he returned to Delaware county, Indiana and engaged in
farming. In 1867 he went to Iroquois county, Illinois, and September 5, 1869, was married there
to Miss Mary Slaughter. In February, 1884, they came to Marshall county and located on a farm
two and a half miles east of Marysville. They lived on a farm until eleven years ago, when they
moved to Marysville and have lived here ever since.
To Mr. and Mrs. Kirkwood were born eight children. Two are dead. The six who, with their
mother, survive are: Charles N., Laura J. (Mrs. W. J. Kinsley), William M., Robert L., Mildred I.,
and Nina H., all of Marysville.
Mr. Kirkwood was a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, Order of Eastern Star and the
three branches of York Rite Masonry. He was a good, patriotic citizen in time of peace, a brave
and faithful soldier in time of war, an honest man always. He loved his family and his country
and his influence and example was always on the side of right.
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