|Birth: ||Mar. 31, 1843|
|Death: ||Mar. 25, 1924|
New Mexico, USA
William Riley Kimbrell (1805-1847) and
Mariah Farris (1810-1855)
(Capitan Mountaineer, March 29, 1924) We hear with sorrow of the death of Judge George Kimbrell at his home in Picacho. It can be said without exaggerating in the least that Judge Kimbrell was one of the most likeable men in Lincoln County. He always had a pleasant word to say to all, he was a staunch friend and a most excellent neighbor. He practiced rigid honesty and he certainly did not like to break his word when once given. He dealt the cards on the square in life's gamble. He concealed nothing. He was a square shooter and the Golden Rule applied to him as near as it is humanly possible for it to apply to mortals.
What more can be said? When that is said of any man, it is one of the highest and most deserving compliments that can be said of the living or the dead. It certainly was true of the noble character of Judge Kimbrell who had lived for forty years in Lincoln County coming here in 1863 and the following year was married to Miss Paulita Romero and the issue of this union were three sons and one daughter- Mrs. Brockway, John, Bonland William who is serving as Probate Judge of the county.
Judge George Kimbrell was one of the early day Sheriffs of this county and it is said the noted BILLY THE KID on one occasion voluntarily surrendered to Sheriff Kimbrell. He was also a Pony Express Rider carrying the United States mail from Fort Stanton to Albuquerque back in the early 00's when KIT CARSON was Military Commander at Stanton.
Judge Kimbrell told the Editor he did not know just when the Indians would run onto and lift his scalp in riding across the county as Pony Express Rider for the Government. He also has served as Probate Judge. He was a native of Arkansas and at the time of his death was about 82 years of age. We extend to the loved ones our deep sympathy.
William E. Kimbrell
**This memorial is sponsored by a good man and friend, Robert Duran. Thank you Robert for your kindness.**
Pablita Romero Kimbrell (1851 - 1916)
John Kimbrell (1867 - 1951)*
Beatrice Kimbrell Brockway (1872 - 1925)*
Bonifacio Kimbrell (1874 - 1954)*
William Edward Kimbrell (1878 - 1960)*
Note: Buried in Unmarked Grave.
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Jeff Johnson
Record added: Oct 22, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60499292