Biography of Milton W. Kirk
Chicago, Cook County, Il Biographies

KIRK, MILTON W. - Born at Utica, N. Y., Feb. 18, 1846. Son of James S. and Nancy A. Kirk. Parents are descended from the Scotch. Father always followed a commercial life and achieved a remarkable success. Subject of sketch came to Chicago in 1860, and his education was received in the public and high schools of this city. Thirty three years of his life has been spent in the manufacture of soap, and the firm with which he is identified is in that line, in all probability, one of the best known houses in the United States. Although the business of the firm demands a very large portion of his time he is thoroughly public spirited and gives considerable attention to other outside interests. He has been president of the village board of trustees of Evanston, Ill., where he lives, and was elected a World's Fair director for a three years' term. He is a member of various social clubs and organizations, and is a Free Mason. He is a Methodist, and a republican in politics. Mr. Kirk has been twice married; his first wife was Alice Florence Thompson, and the present Mrs. Kirk was Miss Ethel Lucy Kirkman. They have three children, Walter T., Emma D. and Milton A.


FROM:
The Handbook of Chicago Biography
Edited by John J Flinn.
The Standard Guide Company
Chicago 1893

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