DR. S. T. KIRK, dentist, was born in 1838 in Union County, Ind., and is the son of Israel Kirk, a native of
Pennsylvania, and Sarah (Test) Kirk, born in New Jersey. His parents were married in Ohio, and had three children,
our subject being the second. His father was a miller, and died in 1842, and his mother was subsequently married
to William Beard, who soon after died. His mother is still living in Kokomo. Dr. Kirk learned the carpenter's trade
in Richmond, Ind., and worked at that four years. He taught writing school two years, and then began the study
of his profession. At the death of his step father he had to go upon the farm in Hendricks County, where he remained
until 1864. He studied dentistry while on the farm, and later, while on a trip to Minnesota, continued his studies.
He then came to Thorntown, Ind., and studied under Dr. Mendenhall nearly a year, and in the spring of 1867 came
to Kokomo, where he commenced his practice. Here he has since remained and has established a large and successful
practice. He has all the appliances to do any kind of dental work, and is a genial and excellent artist in his
profession. He is one of the trustees of the Indiana Dental College, and is a member of the Indiana State Dental
Association. Dr. Kirk was married, in 1869, to Miss Loretta Macy, of Kokomo. She died in October, 1874, and in
1876 Dr. Kirk was married to Sarah F. Sullivan, who was then teaching school at Kokomo. This union has been blessed
with two children - Wilfred D. and Maud A. Dr. Kirk is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and he and wife are
both members of the Society of Friends.
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Howard County, IN
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