American Silversmiths

William Kirkham
(1788-1868)
Sophia Leffingwell
(1796-1880)
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James Kirkham
(1821-1893)

 

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Spouses/Children:

1. Frances Kirkham

James Kirkham
  • Born: 24 Apr 1821, Newington CT
  • Marriage (1): Frances Kirkham on 6 Nov 1846 in Springfield MA
  • Died: 8 Feb 1893, Springfield MA

  General notes:

Jeweler

  Events in his life were:


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  • Alternate Mark
  • ,, . An able financier; a member of the common council and its president in 1856; an alderman in 1883; a director in the Mutual Fire Assurance Company, Street Railway Company, and City Library Association; treasurer of Oak Grove cemetery.
  • He worked 1837 To 1845 as a clerk in Springfield MA in the shop of Henry Sargeant, jeweler.

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  • Watch paper for WOODWORTH & KIRKHAM, c 1845
    American Antiquarian Society

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  • He was a partner in 1845-1852 with Earl Woodworth in Springfield MA as WOODWORTH & KIRKHAM.
  • He appeared on the 1850 census taken at Springfield MA, listed as a jeweler.
  • He worked 1852 To 1858 as a jeweler in Springfield MA

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  • Receipt, 16 Apr 1852
    Winterthur Library
  • He appeared on the 1855 census taken at Springfield MA, listed as a jeweler.
  • He worked in 1858-1892 as a banker in Springfield MA
    He served as the president of the Pynchon Bank from 1857 to 1862 and then the First National Bank after its organization in 1863.
  • He appeared on the 1870 census taken at Springfield MA, listed as the president of the First National Bank.

James married Frances Kirkham, daughter of John Butler Kirkham and Betsy Wilson, on 6 Nov 1846 in Springfield MA. (Frances Kirkham was born on 8 May 1823 in Springfield MA and died in Springfield MA.)




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