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Kirby, James M.

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James M. Kirby lived in Rye and served in WWI. We are currently working on his biography. If you would like to help please Contat Us.
Branch of Service: U.S. Army - Company D, 108th Infantry, 27th Division

Veteran Code: WWI-147

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James Michael Kirby

When James Michael Kirby was born on November 28, 1893, in New York, his father, James, was 29 and his mother, Margaret, was 33. He had one son and one daughter with Elizabeth Kelly. He died in 1936 at the age of 43.During the World War, Mr. Kirby served oversea for 11 months with Company D. of the 108th Infantry Regiment. He saw much active service, participating in all the 27th Infantry Division's engagements including the smashing of the Von Hindenberg line.

James M. Kirby was active in many organizations. He was an exempt member of Poningoe Engine & Hose Company of Rye; a Fourth Degree member of Father John M. Grady Council, 503 Knights of Columbus; a member of the Holy Name Society branch of the Church of Our Lady of Mercy and the Port Chester Village Democratic Committee.

Mr. Kirby was Sergeant-Major of Les Vingt-cinq Post, 1,576, V. F. W., last year. The Post will provide the military rites at the funeral. Mr. Kirby was for many years associated with Frank's Tours in New York and conducted tours to Europe, the West Indies and Pacific Islands. More recently he had been employed by the Westchester Title and Trust.

James M. Kirby, Member of Old Rye Family, Passes Away
Funeral Services Will be Held Tomorrow at Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Port Chester

Death claimed James M. Kirby, member of a well-known Rye family, yesterday, in the United Hospital. He had been ill for three weeks. Born in Rye forty-one years ago, Mr. Kirby lived here the greater part of his life. He was the son of Mrs. Margaret Kirby of 42 Davis Street. For the past 11 years he had made his home in Port Chester at 431 Franklin Street.

At the time of his death, besides his mother, were his wife, Elizabeth Kelly Kirby; two children, James and Mary; two brothers, Lieutenant John Kirby of the Rye Police Department, and Martin Kirby, also of Rye; five sisters, Mrs. Stephen O'Reilly, Mrs. William J. Bassett, Mrs. Edward F. Taylor, all of Rye; Mrs. Harold Grune of Mamaroneck and Mrs. William Scollon of New Rochelle.

A Mass of Requiem will be held tomorrow morning at 9:15 o'clock in the Church of Our Lady of Mercy, Port Chester. Interment will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery.
THE RYE CHRONICLE Friday, January 31, 1936
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