Kimball (Kimble) family

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Kimball (Kimble) family

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The Kimball family originates from the counties of Wiltshire and Hampshire in the Southwest of England. Richard Kimball first came to North America in the year 1634 and settled in Watertown Massachusetts. Much of the material in this collection relates to John Harold Kimball, who was the son of George Allison Kimball. George Kimball was born in Kingston, Kings County, New Brunswick. He married Emily Eliza Pearson on July 13th, 1875 in St. John, New Brunswick. They had at least three children, John Harold Kimball, Lulu Edna Kimball, and Elizabeth Thompson Kimball. John Harold Kimball was born on September 10th, 1878, in St. John, New Brunswick. He was married to Lila Calder and the couple had an unknown number of children. John Kimball was a veteran of the First World War, serving with the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve as a Lieutenant. During the Second World War, John Kimball served with the Civilian Volunteer Corps in Kingston New Brunswick as a municipal section captain for Air Raid Precautions. He was also a commanding officer of the Byng Boys, one of the oldest veterans’ groups in the country and a member of the Natural Historical Society of New Brunswick. After the Second World War John Harold Kimball was a farmer and kept his family farm. He died on July 14th, 1968.


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