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Leigh R. Kimball
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Birth: Aug. 7, 1826
New Hampshire, USA
Death: May 30, 1865
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA

Married Hannah M. Lamb in Springfield, IL, on 6-18-1862. They had one child Julia L. who died in infancy. Mr. Kimball was paymaster on the Chicago & Alton railroad and afterwards General Agent on the T.W. & W. railroad. He died in Springfield at the age of 39 of consumption. Hannah then resided with her mother until she married John M. Palmer, former Governor of the state of Illinois.

His name appears above Hannah's on the Lamb monument in Block 10.

Death of L. R. Kimball - We regret to announce the death of Mr. Legh R. Kimball, one of our well known and very highly esteemed citizens. He expired suddenly, about 10 o'clock yesterday morning, at the residence of his father-in-law, James L. Lamb, Esq. He had been an invalid for some time, but during the last few weeks he had become apparently very much better, and on the day before his decease, he was on the street transacting business and making arrangements for a trip to another part of the State. At the moment he was stricken with death, he was dressing himself for breakfast and was pleasantly conversing with his wife. He died in about two hours. Mrs. Kimball combined all the qualities of a good and true gentleman. Assidious in business, genial, warm-hearted and generous, he endeared himself to all with whom he came in contact. No one in our midst was more universally respected.

Mr. Kimball at the time of his death was in the thirty-eighth year of his age. He leaves an afflicted widow to mourn his death. His funeral will take place from the residence of Mr. Lamb, on Thursday.

Illinois State Journal, Springfield, IL, 5-31-1865

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  Hannah M. Lamb Palmer (1838 - 1927)*
  Julia L. Kimball (1863 - 1863)*
*Calculated relationship
Oak Ridge Cemetery
Sangamon County
Illinois, USA
Plot: Block 10, 171
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Record added: Sep 17, 2007
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