Kimball, Elbert B.
Age: 21, credited to Stockbridge, VTVITALS
Birth: 11/01/1839, Stockbridge, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Stockbridge, VT
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Elbert B. Kimball, president of the Spaulding and Kimball Company, died Tuesday Morning after a brief illness of pneumonia at the age of 73 years. His death removed from this city a man of rugged integrity, and downright honesty, who has been connected with the business interest of the state for a lifetime.
Mr. Kimball was a native of Vermont, born in Gaysville in the town of Stockbridge, Nov. 1, 1839, the son of John H. and Catherine Kimball, He was one of seven children and early began to make his own way after a short attendance at the district schools. His family was one of original New England stock, settling in Watertown, Mass. in the 17th century, and emigrating to Connecticut before finding a home in this state.
Mr. Kimball saw a three months service in the Civil War, in which others of his family enlisted. Returning to Gaysville, he entered into mercantile and manufacturing pursuits it that place for about 25 years, and then removed to Burlington Jan. 1, 1889, as partner in the Spaulding and Kimball Company.
Since his retirement from active participation in business nine years ago, by the reason of ill health, he has enjoyed his home and gardens, and the companionship of friends and associates. In his religious relations, Mr. Kimball became in early life a thoughtful and consistent adherent to the Universalist form of Christian faith. He was most loyal and faithful to his attendance on and support of the Unitarian Church of this city, to which he attached himself and family on removal here, and which he served as a member of the prudential committee. He belonged also to the Algonquin Club.
October 24, 1862, he married Ursula Lazelle, who, with a son, Fred E. Kimball, and three grandchildren survive him in the home on South Prospect Street, one brother George H. Kimball of Bristol is still living.
Mr. Kimball was a man who put all of himself into what he had to do, a man unwavering in his convictions, and in his love for the truth and right. He was a thoughtful and careful reader and gifted with a clear memory, and a natural good sense and understanding. He had sound judgement and though a man of few words and advice to public notice, was sympathetic toward all good causes, and a true lover of home and friends.
Services will be held this afternoon at three o'clock at the residence at 236 Prospect Street, and burial will be made later at Gaysville.
Burlington Weekly Free Press, January 30, 1913.
Courtesy of Deanna French.