|Birth: ||Apr. 28, 1878|
|Death: ||Dec. 19, 1895|
Elmer Grant Kimbley was born April 28, 1878 and died Dec. 19, 1895, being 17 years, 7 months and 21 days old. He was the son of Isaac G. and Milla A. Kimbley and was the youngest of a family of seven children, six sons and one daughter, all of whom survive him and all save one, William, who has been absent about twelve years, were present at the funeral.
He was a young man of bright promise, universally liked and respected. With a genial disposition, a quiet even temper, a frank, open countenance he won respect and esteem, and held it by his upright manly conduct.
In his home life he was generous and obliging, giving to his parents a cheerful obedience to all their wishes, and to his sister and brothers a hearty assistance in all their affairs. With his associates he was an especial favorite and his quiet demeanor won him many friends and made him deservedly popular.
When the news of the accident first reached town, all expressed hope that it might not be so serious as at first supposed to be, but when the news of his death came a pall of gloom settled over the entire town. The home circle is broken, there is a vacant place in that home that can never be filled. There is an aching void in the hearts of the parents and brothers and sister that words of comfort and sympathy cannot deface. The memory of the dear one gone is all that's left, save the blessed assurance given us by an all wise Creator that "He doeth all things well."
While our hearts are overflowing with grief at the sad and sorrowful death of our young friend, our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the sorrowing family in this their hour of greatest trouble and may they find consolation in the blessed assurance that they will meet him in a land where death is not known, and where parting shall be no more.
Orleans Progress, Orleans, IN December 26, 1895
Isaac Green Kimbley (1832 - 1905)
Millie A. Webb Kimbley (1839 - 1902)
Martha Kimbley Keith (1858 - 1935)*
Fred Kimbley (1867 - 1908)*
Elmer Grant Kimbley (1878 - 1895)
Created by: Kim Kincaid
Record added: Dec 31, 2012
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