My husband's connection to the Kirkbys is through Mary Dollie Kirkby (gg-grandmother)who married John B Kelly. John and Mary's daughter Ethel Carol Kelly (g-grandmother) married Wilson L Jewell. Wilson and Ethel's daughter Pearl Nadine Jewell (grandmother) married Albert Henry Soulies. I may have info that you may want for your tree. I even have a picture of Mary Dollie Kirkby.
Your message did provide me with some dates and places that I needed verified. Thank you! This family research is time consuming but also addictive!