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Walter Fairfield Kimball

Male 1840 - 1912  (71 years)


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  • Name Walter Fairfield Kimball 
    Born 8 Nov 1840  Orleans Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Mason, mechanic 
    Died 17 Feb 1912  Benton Twp, Berrien, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 19 Feb 1912  Crystal Springs Cemetery, Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • He is buried in a military section at Crystal Springs Cemetery. The plot has two other markers: one for 'Mother' Nancy Kimball 1826-1914; and one for Christine Kimball Mar 19, 1855-Jul 1, 1922 (Christine would be Christine Sebole, Walter's second wife; and 'Mother' Nancy is Nancy McIntyre, Walter's father's second wife - but not the mother of Walter).

      Walter was a corporal in Co. H, 1st Mich. E&M (Engineers and Mechanics). He enlisted on Sep 16, 1862 at Jackson, Jackson Co. MI and was discharged on Dec 3, 1862 at Louisville KY - at the time he enlisted he resided in Osseo, Hillsdale Co. MI. He was wounded at the battle of Perryville on Oct 8, 1862 by two minnie-balls. One of the balls was removed but the other was not. That second ball was listed as the cause of his death many years later. After the war he lived in Iowa for twenty years, moving to Benton Township, Berrien MI in 1887 where he was a farmer. Pension records describe him as 5' 6 3/4", (another record says 6' 6 3/4"), light complexion, blue eyes and brown hair.

      The 1884-85 'Iowa Gazetteer and Business Directory' lists Walter F. Kimball a grocer in Goldfield, Wright IA (a Horace W. McIntyre is listed as working at JS Baden & Co General Store and an Amos McIntyre working at a meat market. Amos was the brother of Walter Kimball's step-mother Nancy (McIntyre) Kimball, Horace W. was Amos's son). 1885 IA State census lists Walter a widower at Goldfield, grocer, with children Cora and Otto, both born Wright Co IA.
    Person ID I3943  Ives-Leedom
    Last Modified 7 Jul 2019 

    Father Benoni Kimball,   b. Cal 6 Jul 1814, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1889, Franklin Twp, Pulaski, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years) 
    Mother Ruth A. Fairfield,   b. Abt 1818, prob Orleans Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1846, prob Orleans Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    Married Bef Nov 1840  prob Orleans Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2636  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Matilda E. Lapham,   b. Abt 1846, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1883, Goldfield, Wright, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years) 
    Married Bef Jun 1870 
    • 1870 census of Goldfield, Liberty Twp, Wright IA lists Walter and Matilda married but no children yet.
    Children 
     1. Cora May Kimball,   b. 8 Mar 1875, Goldfield, Wright, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1948  (Age 72 years)
     2. Otto Justin Kimball,   b. 13 Jul 1880, Goldfield, Wright, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1947, Anderson, Madison, Indiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2003 
    Family ID F2643  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Christine Sebole,   b. 19 Mar 1855, Sweden Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jul 1922, Benton Twp, Berrien, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 22 Feb 1893  Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2005 
    Family ID F2783  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 19 Feb 1912 - Crystal Springs Cemetery, Benton Harbor, Berrien, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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