Kirk, Margaret

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Margaret Kirk was born February 6, 1896[1] in New York[2], the daughter of James E Kirk (March 1855[2] - August 26, 1919)[3] and Aurena Albright[4] (June 1864[2] - August 4, 1951).[4]. Her brother was:

  • Richard Kirk ( August 29, 1899 - November 14, 1979)[5]


Margaret Kirk was a graduate of the Altamont Elementary school and the State College High school. After graduating there, she entered New York State Teachers’ College, but ill health terminated that aspiration.[6]


Marriage & Children

On Nov. 11, 1922 Margaret Kirk of Altamont married Luther Christopher Warner of Bedford Hills,[7] at St. John's Church, Altamont, Albany, NY. Luther Chistopher Warner[7]was born in April 30, 1894[8], the son of Arthur Haswell Warner (25 DEC 1862 - 28 MAR 1938)[8] of East Berne[9] and Minnie Bell Osterhout (16 AUG 1863 - 7 AUG 1931)[8].

WARNER-KIRK WEDDING AT ALTAMONT NOV. 11 Miss Margaret Kirk Becomes Bride of Luther C. Warner. Ceremony Performed by Rev. A. A. Frederick at St. John's Lutheran Church.

Miss Margaret Kirk, daughter of Mrs. James E. Kirk of Altamont, and Luther C. Warner of Bedford Hills, son of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur H. Warner of Altamont, were married at 6 o'clock Saturday evening, Nov. 11, in St. John's Lutheran church, Altamont. The single ring service was used and the ceremony was performed by the Rev. Arthur A. Frederick.

Mrs. Richard Kirk of Altamont was matron of honor, and Miss Marion Gardner of Mamaroneck, L. I., maid of honor; Miss Ruth Timm of New York and Miss Melva Lainhart of Altamont, bridesmaids, and little Miss Ruth Brooks of Boston. flower girl. Malcolmn Campbell Law of New York was the best man, and Hunter Holding of Albany and Chester A. Warner of Altamont were ushers. The bride was given in marriage by her brother, Richard Kirk. She wore a gown of white crepe trimmed with Duchess lace, and the tulle veil fell to the end of the train from a coronet of rare lace, a family heirloom. The bride carried a shower bouquet of white roses and lilies of the valley.

After the ceremony a reception took place at the home of the bride’s mother.

A special pre-nuptial musical program was rendered by Miss Leah E. Mynderse, organist of the Morningside Presbyterian church, New York city, who presided at the organ, assisted by Prof. Claude J. Holding, violinist, of Albany, and Miss Mary Monroe, soprano soloist, of Boston.

The organ and violin numbers included Gounod's "Ave Maria," "Adoration," "To a Wild Rose” and Lohengrin Processional. Miss Monroe sang "Beloved It Is Morn.' "Her Love Song," and "Wedding Day."

Miss Kirk is a graduate of the Milne High school and also attended the New York State College for Teachers. Mr. Warner, a nephew of the late County Clerk Luther C. Warner, is a graduate or the Altamont High school and of Iowa University at Ames. Iowa. He is a World War veteran, having served two and one-half years overseas with the Ambulance corps of the French army, and was awarded the Croix de Guerre while serving with the American forces.

After a- wedding trip to Washington and the South, Mr. Warner and his bride will reside in Bedford Hills.

Among the out of town guests who attended the wedding were: Justice Harold J. Hinman and Mrs. Hinman, Mrs. Luther C. Warner, Mr. and Mrs. Charles J. Warner. Dr. C. A. Hochstrasser and Mrs. Hochstrasser. Dr. H. Judson Lipes and Mrs. Lipes, Dr. Frederick Crounse and Mrs. Crounse, Mrs. Frank Ferguson. Guy Ferguson, Miss P. Anne Barrett, Prof. Claude J. Holding and Mrs. Holding, with their sons, Hunter, Reynolds and William Holding; Miss Lena Young and Mrs. Frederick Easton of Albany; Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ammerman, Richard Ammerman, Miss Elizabeth Ammerman. of New York: Mrs. G. Hobart Brooks. Hobart Brooks and Miss Ruth Brooks, the Misses Mary and Mildred Monroe of Boston, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. John E. Pulver of Newark; Miss Dorothy Lysaght of Springfield, Mass.; Mr. and Mrs. Z. A. D. Strevell. Mr. and Mrs. Archie Willsey, Elbert Gallop, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Warner, Elias Warner and Mrs. Elmina Witter of Berne; Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Pitcher, Mr. and Mrs. Percy Gallup. Mr. and Mrs. George B. Gallop and Miss Fannie Haswell of Schenectady

Altamont Enterprise - November 17, 1922


Margaret Kirk died in February 26, 1957[1][6]at St. Clare’s hospital, after a long illness.


Mrs. Luther C. Warner Mrs. Luther C. Warner (Margaret Kirk), of 167 Maple avenue, Altamont, died Feb. 26, at St. Clare’s hospital, after a long illness. Mrs. Warner had passed her 79th birthday.

Besides several nieces and nephews, Mrs. Warner is survived by a brother, Richard Kirk, now a resident of the Elks National Home in Bedford, Va. Incidentally, Richard Kirk started a newspaper career of 25 years after beginning with the Altamont Enterprise.

Funeral services for Mrs. Warner were held Saturday, March 1, at the Fredendall Funeral Home, with Rev. James K. Hilton, pastor of St. John’s Lutheran church, officiating. Interment was at Fairview cemetery.

Mrs. Warner was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. James E. Kirk. He father moved his family from Albany to Altamont shortly after the turn of the century. Mr. Kirk was an attorney in New York State service for many years. Shortly after settling in Altamont, he became interested in local government affairs, serving a term as village clerk, and seven consecutive one-year terms as village president.

Following the death of her husband, Mrs. Warner continued living in the Kirk homestead, Maple avenue, being joined by her nephew, James L. Kirk and family, of Albany. They will continue to live at the Kirk residence.

While very much a “home body,” Mrs. Warner was an active member of the St. John’s Lutheran church, of the church women’s society, and was also a member of the Senior Citizens. She was a graduate of the Altamont Elementary school and the State College High school. After graduating there, she entered New York State Teachers’ College, but ill health terminated that aspiration.

Mrs. And Mrs. Warner were married in St. John’s church more than 50 years ago.

Altamont Enterprise - March 7, 1975

Additional Media


  1. 1.0 1.1 Social Security Index -
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 1900 United States Federal Census -
  3. James E. Kirk, Prominent Citisen, Died on Tuesday. Altamont Enterprise. August 29, 1919
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mrs. Kirk, Widow of Former Village President, Dies. Altamont Enterprise. August 10, 1951.
  5. Richard Kirk, Retired Journalist, Dies at 86. Altamont Enterprise. November 30, 1979
  6. 6.0 6.1 Mrs. Lutheran C. Warner. Altamont Enterprise. March 7, 1975
  7. 7.0 7.1 Warner Dies at 79; Resident 50 Years. Altamont Enterprise. March 22, 1974
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 Berne, NY - Family Files.
  9. Luther C. Warner, 2nd wounded by hun shell. Altamont Enterprise. July 26, 1918