Collection 1.2 - Kimball (Kimble) Collection

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Kimball (Kimble) Collection

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CA KPH 1.2

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55cm of textual material, photographs

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Biographical history

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 on 15 April 1853 and died in Holderville on 6 June 1936. 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 did not have 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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The bulk of this material is related to the Civilian Volunteer Corps and Air Raid Precautions, most likely collected by John Harold Kimball while he was a high-ranking member of these organizations. There are bulletins, correspondence, and administrative material for the Civilian Volunteer Corps and Air Raid Precautions organizations as well as the Byng Boys veterans club. Other material in this collection includes financial ledgers for John Kimball and Son Limited, newspapers, and various publications, along with documents from the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture and genealogical information about the Kimball family.

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