Shirk, John Henry & Carrie (Hinderer)
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Daily Oklahoman, The 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
September 19, 1942, page 2

Shirk Rites Set for Today
Pioneer Attorney Sick Five Months

Services for John H. Shirk, veteran attorney and pioneer city resident who died Friday morning, will be at 4.30 pm Saturday at First Lutheran church with Rev. C. N. Swilhart officiating. Burial will be in Rose Hill cemetery. The body will lie in state at the church from 1.30pm to 4pm.

Shirk, who had been ill five months, had been a resident of Oklahoma City since1907, when he moved here from Elkhart, Ind. In 1909 he formed a partnership with Harris L. Danner, which continued until Danner's death several years ago. Shirk received his law degree from University of Oklahoma.

As chairman of the board of directors of the Chamber of Commerce open shop division in 1933, Shirk headed an attack on attempts to unionize the city through willful misinterpretation of the national recovery act. In 1934, he was elected chairman of the bureau of Commerce. And in 1935 he was elected president of the Camp Fire executive board.

Survivors include his wife, three sons, a daughter, three brothers and a sister.

Credit Mr. Oklahoma  by Howard & Mary Ellen Meredith

Daily Oklahoman, The 
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 
Jun 20 1964, pg 16

Carrie Shirk Mayor's Kin Dead at 80

Mrs. Carrie H. Shirk, 80, mother of Mayor George H. Shirk, died Friday at her home at 5201 Vernon Rd.

Services are pending with Street and Draper Funeral Home.

Mrs. Shirk was born in Goshen, Ind. She had lived in Oklahoma City since 1909. She was the past president of the New Century Club and Cosopolitan Club and a member of St. Paul's American Lutheran Church. Mrs. Shirk attended St. Mary's College, South Bend, Indiana.

Other survivors include two sons, John R., Glendora, Calif., and Maj. Paul R., with the US Army, Fort Bragg , one daughter, Lucyl A. Shirk, of the home, Executive Director of the Campfire Girls.

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Compiled, transcribed and submitted by Marti Graham, Oklahoma County, OKGenWeb Coordinator, January 2009. Information posted for educational purposes for viewers and researchers. The contributor is not related to nor researching any of the above.

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