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Joseph Henry Shirk  



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Joseph Henry Shirk Birth 6 Jan 1881 in Indiana Death 1953 son of Milton Edward Shirk and Ellen Walker.

married 16 Nov 1909 - Tippecanoe County Indiana Helen Martha Royse Birth 20 Aug 1885 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana Death: 1966 daughter of Frank Royse and Mary Agnes Subline
    Alice May Shirk Birth: May 31 1914 in Cook, Illinois Death 7 Jul 1996 in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut

    married 10 Jul 1936 Manhatten, New York Harry Cady Usher Jr Birth 6 Feb 1913 in Connecticut Death 8 November 1983 in New Haven, Connecticut son of Harry C Usher and Myrtle Carroli

      Royce Usher (daughter) Birth abt 1938 in Connecticut Death 3 Nov 2002
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    Royse Shirk Birth 25 Feb. 1911 in Peru, Indiana A Death Feb, 1970 in Greencastle, Indiana, married JamesMadison Fowler III Birth 14 Apr 1909 in Indiana Death 4 Sep 1975 in Jensen Beach, Florida son of Cecil Gross Fowler and Louise Campbell
      Alice Fowler born c. 1928 Indiana
      James M Fowler born c 1939 Indiana
History of Miami County, Indiana : a narrative account of its historical progress, its people and its principal interests (Chicago: Lewis Pub. Co., 1914,) pgs. 543

Joseph H. Shirk, son of the late Milton Shirk, and grandson, of Elbert H. Shirk, was born in the city of Peru, Jan. 6, 1881. He spent his early boyhood in Peru, attended local public schools and then studied four years at Worcester Academy at Worcester, Massachusetts From that preparatory school he entered Harvard in 1898, and in 1902 was graduated with A.B.

twenty-one years of age at the time he left college, he immediately returned to Peru and entered upon a business career in the large field which the activities of his grandfather and father had prepared for him. He became teller in the First National Bank, and when a year, later his father died, he became assistant cashier and at the same time was made president of the Peru Mercantile Company and vice-president of the Indiana Manufacturing Company. Mr. Shirk for ten years has been one of the most vigorous factors in commercial and financial affairs of this city. In January 1911, he became president of the Peru Trust Company, of which he had been a director since its organization in 1904.

Mr. Shirk was married November 16, 1909 to Miss Helen Royce of Lafayette, Indiana. They have one daughter Royse, who was born February 25, 1911.

Mr. Shirk is a Republican in politics, and with his family is a member of the Baptist church.

Helen Royse Shirk ...was born August 20, 1885, at Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana: was married to Joseph Henry Shirk of Peru, on November 16, 1909; and is the daughter of Frank Royse , late of Lafayette, Indiana, (born May 26, 1861, died February 18, 1904) and Mary Agnes Subline, (born June 4, 1860) who were married June 25, 1884.

1953 - oct. 28 - Joseph Henry Shirk, longtime Lake Maxinkuckee summer resident, died Oct. 7 at his Peru home at the age of 72.

Peru Mount Hope Cemetery 411 North Grant Street [Peru Twp., Miami Co.] Peru, Indiana
SHIRK Joseph Henry 1881 1953
SHIRK Helen Royse 1885 1966






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