Following is one of the Biographies and Stories which where gathered by Charles Sumner McKamy in the 1950s for publication in a Crawford County History Book. Unfortunately he passed away before the book was published.

Born near Oblong, Illinois November 6, 1905

Parents: W. W. Kirk and Elizabeth Johnson Kirk

Married Blanche Evelyn Walker February 1, 1928

Children: Donald; employed by the Ohio Oil Company. Charles; Air Force career and stationed at International Airport in Tokyo. Rosemary and Evelyn at home

Graduated from Oblong Township High School in 1924 and began farming with his father. Later purchased an adjoining farm operating it, his father's and others land totaling 440 acres producing grain and livestock.

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