Kirkland, William H. (William Hudson), 1832-1910

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Pioneer cattleman; arrived in Tucson in 1856, and raised the first American flag over Tucson when the Mexican soldiers left following the Gadsden Purchase. He worked in ranching, farming, mining, and the lumber business as well as serving as Justice of the Peace in several communities. Thomas Steele married Elizabeth Kirkland, William's daughter, and they ranched near Willcox, Tempe, and Ajo, Ariz. In 1907, Thomas worked in Cananea, Mexico putting timber in the copper mines.

From the description of Kirkland family papers, 1909-1982. (Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division). WorldCat record id: 39331229

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referencedIn Paul Ramsey Papers, 1934-1984 and undated David M. Rubenstein Rare Book & Manuscript Library
creatorOf Kirkland, William Hudson, 1832-1910. Kirkland family papers, 1909-1982. Arizona Historical Society, Southern Arizona Division
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associatedWith Arizona Range News (Willcox, Ariz.) corporateBody
associatedWith Hall, Sharlot Mabridth, 1870-1943 person
associatedWith Kirkland family family
associatedWith Kirkland, Franklin J. person
associatedWith Page, Larcena Ann Pennington, 1837-1913. person
correspondedWith Ramsey, Paul person
associatedWith Roberts, James Franklin, 1856-1934. person
associatedWith Roberts, James Franklin, 1956-1934 person
associatedWith Steele, Elizabeth Kirkland, 1861- person
associatedWith Steele family family
associatedWith Steele, Thomas, 1845-1916. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Santa Rita Mountains (Ariz.)
Kirkland (Ariz.)
Hassayampa River (Ariz.)
Tucson (Ariz.)
Cananea (Mexico)
Lumber trade
Mexican Americans--Funeral customs and rites--Photographs
Gold mines and mining


Birth 1832

Death 1910



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SNAC ID: 26330594