Wesley Gideon Kirk (1861 – 1935)
One of Sue’s great grandfathers was Wesley Gideon Kirk.
Wesley married Effie May Long on 24 Dec 1889 presumably in Brown Co. She was about 12 years younger then Wesley. Together they had nine children, seven girls and two boys.
It appears that Wesley spent the majority of his life in Brown Co. He appears with his parents in the 1870 and 1880 census. Then he appears in the 1900, 1910 and 1920 census as the head of household. In 1930, he appears living with his daughter Mary and her husband, Ralph Trautman in Highland Co, Ohio.
I haven’t been able to determine the exact timeframe, but Wesley served as mayor of the town of Sardinia.
Wesley died on 30 Sep 1935 at the age of 74. He is buried at Sardinia Cemetery, Sardinia Ohio. He was preceeded by his wife. She died on 14 Jun 1916 at the age of only 44.