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Euphronius Kirtley Family Collection

Identifier: 2008.034

Scope and Contents

The Euphronius Kirtley Family Collection consists primarily of correspondence written by Kirtley's family members and a few acquaintances and addressed to Kirtley. The collection also contains a few financial documents.

The collection is organized into fifteen folders. The first fourteen folders contain correspondence from 1882-1904 and undated. The letters are addressed to Euphronius Kirtley and most were written by his siblings, including his brothers Lycurgus "Curg" Kirtley (ca. 1847), Erastus "Dink" Kirtley (ca. 1844), M. V. Kirtley, and Cyrus A. Kirtley (ca. 1841), and his sister Endora "Dora" Kirtley Bates (ca. 1857) and her husband Howard T. Bates. The letters discuss family matters, including the settlements of Asa Kirtley's estate and Erastus Kirtley's estate.

The remaining folder contains financial documents form 1888-1903. These consist of two bank books which belonged to Asa Kirtley (one is nearly blank), cashed checks, and a handwritten copy of a report of sale of a house--probably Asa Kirtley's.


  • 1882-1904, inclusive


Conditions Governing Use

Items in this collection are protected by applicable copyright laws.

Biographical / Historical

Euphronius Frone Kirtley was born on November 26, 1835 in Decatur County, Indiana, to Asa T. Kirtley (1809-1899) and Mary B. Rogers Kirtley (1814-1854), both of whom were originally from Kentucky. In 1838, Asa moved his family from Indiana to Livingston County, Missouri. In 1865, Euphronius moved away from home and traveled the west for a year before settling down on a farm in Mooresville, Missouri, where he raised short-horn cattle. He married Martha B. Stuckey on January 29, 1863. The couple had four children together before Martha died on March 1, 1875. In 1877, Euphronius married Dora Jordan. He died on July 13, 1910.


Asa Thompson Kirtley/Mary B. Rogers. Accessed on August 5, 2011.

Asa T. Kirtley. Accessed on August 5, 2011.

Euphronius Kirtley. Accessed on August 5, 2011.

The Euphronius Kirtley Family Collection, collection 2011.11, James G. Gee Library Special Collections, Texas A & M University-Commerce.

Family: Euphronius Kirtley/Martha E. Stuckey (F5249). Accessed August 5, 2011.

United States Census, 1900 for Euphronius Kirtley. Accessed on August 5, 2011.


0.5 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



The contents of this collection are arranged alphabetically and thereunder chronologically.

Euphronius Kirtley Family Collection
Caroline Craig
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, Waters Library, Texas A&M University-Commerce Repository