NATIONAL REGISTER of Historic Places: 102 Water Street – Much-altered three-bay house with ell, modern front porch. NR (House images to follow)
|John Edward Kirkman Death Certificate|
John Edward Kirkman 1870-1948 was born in Maple Cypress, North Carolina, the son of Calvin J. Kirkman 1849-1917 and Eveline Merrell 1851-1910. John Edward Kirkman married Annie Dennis in 1896.
In 1880 census, four-year-old John Edward Kirkman was at home with his family in Township 1, Craven County, North Carolina.
In 1900, sailor John Edward Kirkman was in Swansboro with 22-year-old wife Annie and two-year-old son Edward.
By 1910, 39-year-old John Edward Kirkman was recorded as a surfman at the Lifesaving Station. In the household were wife Annie, 12-year-old John E. Kirkman Jr., seven-year-old Joseph D. Kirkman, father Calvin Kirkman 60, mother Eveline 58 and mother-in-law Lizzie Dennis 57.
In 1920 John Edward Kirkman was working for the Coast Guard Station. His son Joseph was working at a saw mill. They had added son William H. Kirkman, age 2 at the time.
By 1930 the census noted John and Annie with children Travis 17 and eight-year-old Annie B. Kirkman.
John Edward Kirkman died just short of his 78th birthday. He suffered from arteriosclerotic heart disease. He was buried in Pittman Cemetery, Swansboro.