Deputy U.S. Marshal James Kirby

Deputy U.S. Marshal James Kirby

United States Department of Justice - United States Marshals Service, U.S. Government

End of Watch Monday, September 1, 1879

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James Kirby

Marshal James Kirby died as a result of contracting yellow fever after he went aboard the schooner, Clotilde, to seize ownership due to debts owed by the owner.

The ship had been quarantined because a crew member died from yellow fever on the passage from Haiti to New York. He was transported to the Quartatine hospital, where he died.


  • Age 40
  • Tour Not available
  • Badge Not available

Incident Details

  • Cause Duty related illness
  • Location New York
  • Incident Date Not available

communicable disease

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