Frederic Kirk was a Huddersfield-born architect.
Following the death of his brother James Sheard Kirk in 1911, Frederic became the head of John Kirk and Sons of Market Place, Huddersfield. He also served as a valuer to the Huddersfield Building Society and attended the Brunswick Street Methodist Chapel.
The 1911 Census records him residing at 68 Fitzwilliam Street, Huddersfield, with his spinster sisters Louisa Harriet (61)and Eliza Anne (59).
On Thursday 17 September 1914 he left for a business appointment at Bradley Mills. He failed to arrive and, when his umbrella was found next to the canal near the mills, the police were altered. His body was found in the canal following a dragging operation. At the inquest, medical evidence was given that Kirk was "subject to dizziness" and "had no business troubles" which might had led to him committing suicide.
He died unmarried and left an estate worth £5,361 5s. 3d.