Biography of Ralph T. Kirkland
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Kirkland, Ralph Thornton, was born in Rome, Oneida county, in 1843. He was educated in the public schools and the Rome Academy. He was with Dr. S. F. Tremain for three years, and afterwards attended the Philadelphia Dental College and was graduated in the spring of 1872. He practiced at Adams, Jefferson county, and in October, 1889, he came t.o Lansingbnrgh where he has since been successfully engaged. He has married twice, first, to Antoinette V. Daw, and had one son, Ralph A. D. Mrs. Kirkland died June 29, 1878, and for his second wife he married. April 28, 1884, Mrs. Elizabeth Shapley, born Horth. Upon the completion of his education, September 1, 1862, he enlisted in Co. G, 146th Infantry N. Y. Vols., and was honorably discharged, August 14, 1865. He is a member of Bolton Post No. 471, G. A. R., of Lansingburgh. The father of Mr. Kirkland, Ralph W., was born in Clinton, Oneida county, February 5, 1814. He married Eliza W. Weightman of his native town; they had three children: Silas H., Amy J., and Ralph T. Mrs. Kirkland died June 8, 1885, and he survives at this date, 1896. The ancestry of the family is Scotch and English.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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