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Thomas Kirk

Entrepreneur & Town Councillor

Keith Tankard
Updated: 14 October 2009
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It is with great sadness that we have to announce that the creator of The Labyrinth of East London Lore, Dr T., has passed away. Helping people through his website gave him no end of pleasure. If you had contact with him and would like to leave a message, please send us an e-mail here.

DEATH NOTICE: see Cape Archives, MOOC 6/9/1606, No 5100.
OBITUARY: see the Daily Dispatch, 1 5.12.1919.

Thomas Kirk was born in Halifax (Yorkshire) in November 1863 and came to South Africa in about 1893.

He was a miller by profession and eventually became the manager of the Buffalo Milling Company.

He defeated Samuel Larter in Ward 2 in the Council elections of February 1910. He was re-elected unopposed in February 1913 but his seat fell vacant in March 1914 after he had had a stroke which paralysed him.

Kirk died on 2 December 1919 at the age of 56, and was buried at East London.

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