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

Transcriber: Stan

----Source: CLARK COUNTY REPUBLICAN & PRESS (Neillsville, Wis.) 03/19/1908

Kimball, James A. (29 Oct 1843 - 17 Mar 1908)

On Tuesday forenoon, March 17, 1908, J.A. Kimball died at his home in this city (Neillsville, Clark County). His death was due to a general breaking down of health which had been slowly going on for several months.

James Albert Kimball was born near Amboy, Ill., Oct. 29, 1843. He moved to Dodge Co., Wis., where he made his home for some time. Shortly after the opening of the Civil War he enlisted in Co. A., 29thth Wis. Infantry. On Sept. 12, 1861, after his enlistment and before his regiment left for the front, he was married to Phoebe Tousley, who died Jun 17, 1886. In 1867 he moved with his family to Clark County, engaging in farming in the town of Pine Valley till 1886, when he moved into Neillsville. In Jun 1891 he was married to Mattie Youmans, who with four children of his former marriage, survived him, namely: Elmer A. Emma and Gertrude Kimball and Mrs. W. Scott Davis. During his residence in the country he filled several town offices, later was assistant postmaster in this city for sixteen years, and at the time of his death he was city clerk of Neillsville.

The funeral services will be held at the home this afternoon at 2 o’clock, Rev. A.R. Rice officiating. The pall bearers selected are Messrs. Fred Karner, R. Eunson, A.B. Marsh, W.L. Smith, Aug. Snyder and W.J. Marsh. Deceased was a member of the local G.A.R. Post, and honorary pall bearers consisting of six members will escort the remains to the Neillsville Cemtery, where they will be laid at rest.

Thus has passed from earthly scenes one of Neillsville’s best citizens. No manlier man ever lived, yet gentle, calm, unruffled under every circumstance; his painstaking courtesy was always shown alike to the poorest as well as the most prominent citizen. His intelligence was keen and he took a strong interest in everything that made for moral worth. There was not a mean thing in his mental make-up, and his candor and fairness at once disarmed criticism. Stricken by the hand of death, he lies today without an enemy, and he deserved none.



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