The Kirkpatrick Family Tree
The Kirkpatrick family has a long history in Oklahoma. Lewis M. Spencer with his brother Augustus founded Yukon, Oklahoma in the 1890s. L. M. and Mary Julia (Siceluff) Spencer’s daughter Claudia married Dr. Elmer Ellsworth Kirkpatrick, one of the first licensed dentists in Oklahoma Territory. Dr. and Mrs. Kirkpatrick’s children grew up in Oklahoma City and attended its public schools. Later in life even after family members started homes outside Oklahoma’s borders, their values and service could be traced to their roots in places like Idabell, Tulsa, Yukon, and Oklahoma City.
Elmer Ellsworth Kirkpatrick was born April 11, 1867 in Bardolph, Illinois, McDonough County. His parents were John Elson Kirkpatrick (1829-1916) and Mary Elizabeth Gibbony (1834-1917). He was the fourth son and sixth child in a family of eight siblings. Learn More1 of 2
Helene Claudia Spencer was born July 16, 1875 in Dallas, Texas to Lewis Mortimer and Mary Julia “Mollie” (Siceluff) Spencer. She was the only child of her parents who moved to Oklahoma Territory, in the area that later became the town of Yukon, Oklahoma. Learn More2 of 2