Obit: Kimball, Edwin C. #2 (1868 - 1907)

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Surnames: Kimball, Bruley, Davis

----Source: NEILLSVILLE TIMES (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 01/10/1907

Kimball, Edwin C. #2 (1 NOV 1868 - 7 JAN 1907)

Last Monday afternoon J. A. Kimball received a telegram from Ashland saying that his son, Ed, was very low with pneumonia at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Mr. Kimball left for Ashland on the 4:30 train, but shortly after his departure a second telegram was received announcing the death of Mr. Kimball. The deceased was a conductor in the northern division of the Omaha and last Friday he contracted a severe cold. Never having taken a sick day in is life he did not pay much attention to it, until Sunday, when his physician at Spooner advised him to go to the hospital in Ashland. Monday morning at 11 o’clock he went to the hospital, and about 4:30 in the afternoon he passed away. He did not seem conscious of his extreme sickness and told the sisters at the hospital that he would be out in a few days. Mr. Kimball, accompanied by Guy C. Youmans and two Masonic brethren of the deceased, brought the body to Neillsville Tuesday morning. Burial will be made this afternoon at 2 o’clock. Services will be held at the Congregational Church, and will be conducted by the Masonic Lodge of this city.

Edwin Chauncey Kimball was born to Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Kimball on a farm near Neillsville on Nov. 1, 1868. His early youth was spent on the farm and he attended both the district school and the Neillsville schools.

In March 1889 he was united in marriage to Miss Maggie Bruley. To this union three children were born, two surviving, Clara and Lloyd. The marriage was a happy one, but was rudely dissolved by Death eight years ago last Christmas day, when the loving wife and mother was called. Shortly after his marriage Mr. Kimball started to work for the Omaha railroad, and had been in tis employ ever since.

The death of Mr. Kimball is a very sad one. It leaves two little children without the comforting care of a mother and the protection a father. During life Mr. Kimball was the standard of morality, integrity and uprightness, and after death his loving characteristics as husband and father serve to keep his memory dear to his vast circle of friends. Mr. Kimball was 38 years old, but his life’s work was not ended, and it seems especially sorrowful that his period of goodness and kindness could not have been prolonged. He was a member of the Spooner Lodge, F. & A. M., and St. Paul O. R. C. No. 40.

Mr. Kimball’s mother preceded him in death about 20 years ago, but there still remain to watch over and care for the little ones, his father, brother Elmer, and sisters, Mrs. W. Scott Davis, Gertrude and Emma.



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