Kirkwood Genealogy

Descendants of William Truman Kirkwood

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM TRUMAN1 KIRKWOOD was born October 20, 1853 in Linn Co., Iowa, and died July 19, 1899 in Ukiah, Mendocino Co., California. He married EMILY RADCLIFFE.

Notes for WILLIAM TRUMAN KIRKWOOD:

W.T. Kirkwood came to California in a covered wagon when he was 12 years old. He traveled with an unrelated family, the John Hoffman's. They settled in Ukiah, Mendocino. W.T. worked as a farm hand for the Hoffman's until he married a local girl, Emily Radcliffe.

W.T.'s life suddenly came to an end as a result of an accident. He was helping a friend unload some lumber and the young horses became frightened and ran. W.T. was pinned between a wheel and a tree. Three days later, Emily was a widow.

This was devastating for the young family. After an unsuccessful attempt to provide for her children, Emily was forced to place Ethel and Arther in an Orphan Asylum.

Children of WILLIAM KIRKWOOD and EMILY RADCLIFFE are:

i.HELEN2 KIRKWOOD, b. May 25, 1879; d. June 07, 1887.
ii.EDNA MARTHA KIRKWOOD, b. December 27, 1882; d. February 16, 1901.
iii.ROBERT WILLIAM KIRKWOOD, b. September 28, 1884.**Trudition says Robert worked in San Francisco as a trolly conductor, married and had a child named Elizabeth**
iv.ARTHER TRUEMAN KIRKWOOD, b. 1887; m. MOLLY. He lived in Chicago Illinois, married and had no issue
2.v.ETHEL MARIE KIRKWOOD, b. September 19, 1889, Ukiah, Ca; d. June 07, 1973, Santa Cruz, CA.

Generation No. 2

2. ETHEL MARIE2 KIRKWOOD (WILLIAM TRUMAN1) was born September 19, 1889 in Ukiah, Ca, and died June 07, 1973 in Santa Cruz, CA. She married CLYDE E. BRIDEGROOM October 19, 1916 in Modesto, CA, son of WILLIAM BRIDEGROOM and MARY GILL.

Children of ETHEL KIRKWOOD and CLYDE BRIDEGROOM are:

3.i.WILLIAM RADCLIFFE3 BRIDEGROOM, b. September 22, 1917, Hilmar, Stanislaus Co., California.; d. February 1972, Santa Clara.
ii.BETHEL BRIDEGROOM, b. July 31, 1919, Hilmar, Stanislaus Co., California.
iii.ROBINA BRIDEGROOM, b. May 08, 1921, Hilmar, Stanislaus Co., California; d. December 13, 1995, Monterey, CA; m. BORIS RUDOLF RUMKIN.
iv.ROBERT BRIDEGROOM, b. July 27, 1924, Hilmar, Stanislaus Co., California; d. July 25, 1944, San Pablo Bay.
5.v.KIRKWOOD CLYDE BRIDEGROOM, b. April 08, 1923, Hilmar, Stanislaus Co., California.
6.vi.SHARON LOUISE BRIDEGROOM, b. December 16, 1926, Hilmar, Stanislaus Co., California; d. April 28, 1981.

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