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Russell Boston Kirby, Jr.

Male 1925 - 2015  (90 years)


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  • Name Russell Boston Kirby 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 12 Mar 1925  Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census 1930  Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1940  Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Military 30 Jul 1943 to 28 Feb 1946  [5, 6
    He served in the 99th Infantry Division during WW II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge and the crossing of the Rhine at Remagen. He was awarded the Bronze Star. 
    Application for World War II Compensation of Russell B. Kirby Jr.
    Application for World War II Compensation of Russell B. Kirby Jr.
    Residence 1959  Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence 1995  Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence 2015  Eden Prairie, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    History 2015  [1, 2
    His obituary reads "Kirby, Russell B. Jr. Age 90, longtime resident of Baytown Township and more recently Eden Prairie, passed away May 14, 2015. Preceded in death by his wife Charlotte Kelton Kirby. Born March 12, 1925 in Allentown, PA. Russ served in the 99th Infantry Division during WW II and fought in the Battle of the Bulge and the crossing of the Rhine at Remagen. He was awarded the Bronze Star. Following the end of the war, he attended Princeton University where he was a member of the swimming team and received a BS and MS in engineering. He married Charlotte in 1949. After completing his studies at Princeton, he moved to Minnesota and worked at 3M for thirty years. Russ and Charlotte lived for many years in Baytown Township where Russ served on the planning commission and Charlotte was town clerk. They were members of Ascension Church in Stillwater, MN. Russ was active in local politics and served on the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency's citizens' board. He enjoyed canoeing, playing bridge, reading traveling, winters spent in Hawaii and time spent with his family. He is survived by his children Kelton Noring, Katherine (Richard) Hackett, Russell (Christine Mattera) Kirby, Thomas (Beverly) Kirby; grandchildren Jeremy Noring, Benjamin Noring, Helena Mattera, Nicholas Kirby, Carrie Hackett and William Hackett; great granddaughter Veronica Noring; and his longtime friend and companion Marilyn McNamee. Interment at Fort Snelling and a family celebration of Russ' life are planned for a later date. 
    Died 14 Mar 2015  [1, 2
    Buried Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota , USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I652  Delvee Family | Spouse of a Delvee
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2017 

    Father Russell Boston Kirby,   b. 9 Jun 1894, Mauch Chunk, Carbon County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1981  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Carrie J.,   b. Abt 1892, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F421  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charlotte Coolidge Kelton,   b. 12 Mar 1929, Palmerton, Carbon County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1993, Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 25 Jun 1949  Palmerton, Carbon County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    Children 
     1. Kelton Taylor Kirby
     2. Katherine Stewart Kirby
     3. Russell Boston Kirby, III
     4. Thomas Whitcomb Kirby
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Mar 1925 - Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded while living with his parents. - 1930 - Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - He was recorded while living with his parents. - 1940 - Allentown, Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Jun 1949 - Palmerton, Carbon County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    3782 McKnight Road - 1959 - Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Address:
    13270 4th St N - 1995 - Stillwater, Washington County, Minnesota
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - 2015 - Eden Prairie, Hennepin County, Minnesota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota , USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1084] Obituary of Russell B. Kirby, Jr, (Minneapolis, Minnesota: The Star Tribune, 16 May 2015).

    2. [S572] Find a Grave web site, (Provo, Utah: Find A Grave, Inc.).
      Find A Grave Memorial# 146597189

    3. [S1083] 1930 U.S. Federal Census - Pennsylvania, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002).
      Year: 1930; Census Place: Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: 2063; Page: 27B; Enumeration District: 0033; Image: 478.0; FHL microfilm: 2341797

    4. [S1017] 1940 U.S. Federal Census - Pennsylvania, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012).
      Year: 1940; Census Place: Allentown, Lehigh, Pennsylvania; Roll: T627_3544; Page: 6B; Enumeration District: 39-47

    5. [S487] Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946, Ancestory.com, (www.ancestory.com).

    6. [S1048] Pennsylvania, Veteran Compensation Application Files, WWII, 1950-1966, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015).
      Application for World War II Compensation of Russell B. Kirby Jr.

    7. [S846] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, (Provo, Utah: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011).
      St Paul, Minnesota, City Directory, 1959

    8. [S500] U.S. Public Records Index, Ancestory.com, (Online www.ancestory.com, Ancestory.com. Provo, Utah. 2005).

    9. [S388] Delvee Historian. Delvee Family Records 1887 - 1988, (Warwick, Massachusetts: manuscript, 1988).