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John Franklin Kirk

Clergyman

John Franklin Kirk, American clergyman. member board of managers and educational director, North Carolina Methodist Pastors’ School, Duke University, Durnham, North Carolina, since 1930; Mason.

Background

Kirk, John Franklin was born on February 13, 1873 in Rowan County, North Carolina, United States. Son of William Alexander and Philpena Hannah (Shaver) Kirk.

Education

Graduated from the high school, Albemarle, North Carolina, 1893. Student Trinity College (now Duke U.), 1893-1895.

Career

Principal high school, Albemarle, 1895-1897. Headmaster Trinity (North Carolina) High School, 1897-1899. Bookkeeper Efird Manufacturing Company, Albemarle, 1899-1902.

Ordained ministry Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1902. Pastor Summerfield, North Carolina, 1902-1904, Grace Church, Winston, 1905, Mocksville, 1906-1908, Mount Airy, 1909-1910. Field secretary Children’s Home, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1911.

Pastor Broad St. Church, Statesville, 1912-1915. Presiding elder, Shelby District, 1916-1918, Salisbury District, 1919-1920. Pastor Salisbury, North Carolina, 1921-1923, W. Market St. Church, Greensboro, 1924-1925.

Presiding elder, Asheville District, 1926-1928. Pastor Main St. Church, Thomasville, 1929-1930, College Place Church, Greensboro, November since 1933. Executive secretary Board of Christian Education, Western North Carolina Conference, since 1930.

Member board of managers and educational director, North Carolina Methodist Pastors’ School, Duke University, Durnham, North Carolina, since 1930. Director Methodist Mutual Fire Insurance Company. President board of education, Western North Conference, Methodist Episcopal Church, South, 1913-1916, secretary, 1910-1912.

Trustee Duke U., Davenport College (secretary board), Jefferson School (president of the board). Director Children’s Home, Winston-Salem.

Membership

Member board of managers and educational director, North Carolina Methodist Pastors’ School, Duke University, Durnham, North Carolina, since 1930.

Connections

Married Ida Ross, June 28, 1899 (died 1925). Married second, Agnes Ellinwood, June 8, 1926.

father:
William Alexander Kirk

mother:
Philpena Hannah (Shaver) Kirk

spouse:
Ida Ross

spouse:
Agnes Ellinwood