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Thursday, November 12, 2015

On This Day – Birth of Eliza Kirby 12 Nov 1876

Eliza Kirby was born in Faulkner County, Arkansas on 12 November 1876 to Robert R. Kirby and Sarah Cathrine Howard.[1] She had two brothers and four sisters; all four sisters died in infancy. In 1880, the family was living in Hardin Township in Faulkner County.[2] Their household included her grandmother, Francis Howard and an aunt, Eliza Hinsley. Is it possible she was named after this aunt?

When Eliza was just seven years old, her father died in 1883.[3]  Her mother remarried 23 Oct 1887 to James J. Robinson.[4]

Eliza married George Alonzo “Lon” Loveless on 20 Jan 1898.[5] They were both of 21 years of age and living in Linder, a community in Faulkner County. P.H. Glover, the minister at the Greenbrier Baptist Church married them.
Faulkner County, Arkansas, marriage between GL Loveless and Eliza Kirby 
Lon and Eliza had three children, all who grew to adulthood and married:
  • Doyle Elbin Loveless
  • Meda Orthal Lovelss
  • Gladys Loveless
Lon purchased land from his brother-in-law John Lee Kirby on 11 February 1903[6] and spent his life as a farmer.

Three years later, Eliza died 18 April 1906 of consumption,[7] which today is called tuberculosis, and she was buried in Needs Creek Cemetery.[8]
Eliza Kirby Loveless, Needs Creek Cemetery, taken by author
There were three children under ten left with their father, with Gladys just barely a year old. Lon remarried 30 Dec 1906 to Nancy “Nannie” MacPherson. They had two children between them, Virtle E. Loveless and James Ebbie Loveless.




[1] "Find A Grave," database and digital images, Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 18315354, Needs Creek Cemetery, Faulkner Co AR, Eliza Kirby Loveless. For parents: Faulkner (Arkansas) County Deeds, Bk 24, p 474, warranty deed Cathrine Robinson et al to J.A. Lea.
[2] Arkansas, Faulkner Co, 1880 U.S. census, Ancestry.com, Digital images (http://www.ancestry.com), Hardin township, ED 57, sht 30b, p 683b, dwelling 239, family 242, Robert Kerby, roll 44.
[3] "Find A Grave," database and digital images, Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 18315033, Needs Creek Cemetery, Faulkner Co AR, R R Kirby.
[4] Arkansas, Faulkner Co, Marriage Records, index and images, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957," Familysearch.org (http://familysearch.org), J J Robinson and S C Kirby, 23 Oct 1887, Bk C, p 562; citing , Faulkner, Arkansas, county offices, FHL microfilm 1,033,396.
[5] Arkansas, Faulkner Co, Marriage Records, index and images, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957," Familysearch.org (http://familysearch.org), film 1033397, Bk G, p 358, Loveless-Kirby, 1898.
[6] Arkansas, Faulkner County, Circuit Clerk records, Conway, Bk 29, p 157, J.L. Kirby to G.L. Loveless, 1903.
[7] Desmond Walls Allen, Pence Funeral Home Conway, Arkansas 1904-1926 Vol II , (Rapid Rabbit Copy Co, Conway, AR), p 51, Eliza Loveless.
[8] "Find A Grave," database and digital images, Find A Grave (http://www.findagrave.com), Memorial# 18315354, Needs Creek Cemetery, Faulkner Co AR, Eliza Kirby Loveless. Also photo of tombstone taken by author, 7 Apr 2015.

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