Obit: Kimball, James A. #2 (1843 - 1908)

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Surnames: Kimball, Tousley, Youmans, Davis, Ruscoe

----Source: NEILLSVILLE TIMES (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 03/19/1908

Kimball, James A. #2 (29 OCT 1843 - 17 MAR 1908)

Tuesday morning this community was shocked to hear of the death of J. A. Kimball. Mr. Kimball has been failing for some time but his friends had hoped that his condition would soon improve and that he would again be able to take his place among the prominent citizens of this city (Neillsville, Clark Co., Wis.).

James Albert Kimball was born near Amboy, Ill., Oct. 29, 1843. When he was two years of age, his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hannibal Kimball, moved to Portland, Wis. Here the baby grew to young manhood, acquiring an excellent education. At the time the war broke out he was preparing to enter the university, but laying aside his studies he enlisted in Co. A, 29th Wis. in 1861. Just before going to war, however, he took unto himself a wife, being married to Miss Phoebe Tousley on Sept. 12, 1861. Mr. Kimball served throughout the war.

At the close of the war Mr. and Mrs. Kimball moved to Clark County, locating on a farm 1 ½ miles west of Neillsville. Five children were born to them, Edward, Elmer, Mrs. W. Scot Davis, Emma and Gertrude, one sons, Edward, having died about a year ago. In 1886 Mrs. Kimball died and shortly after the bereaved husband and children came to Neillsville to make their home.

In 1891 Mr. Kimball was united in marriage to Miss Mattie Youmans. His home life has ever been a model one, for he was a kind and conscientious husband and father. Besides the wife and children, four grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. O. A. Ruscoe, survive him.

Mr. Kimball was one of the best men whom one would ever care to meet. He was honorable and capable, and was held in the highest esteem by all who knew him. For 16 years he held the position of assistant postmaster, and for the past four eyars has been city clerk of Neillsville. He was a careful businessman and his dealing with his fellow man were always of such a character as to incite trust and confidence. His death was a most lamentable one, but the memory of his goo deeds will live after him.

The funeral will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock from the family residence, Rev. Rice will officiate.

Among those who are here to attend the funeral are: Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Ruscoe and Edwin Pierce of Merrillan, Mr. and Mrs. A. J. McKinney of Hudson, Mr. and Mrs. H. F. Tousley of Spring Valley, Harley Youmans of Platteville and Will Sill of Minneapolis.



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