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 Ann Alice <I>Gheen</I> Kimball

Ann Alice Gheen Kimball

Whiteland Crest, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 12 Oct 1879 (aged 51)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 65766 · View Source
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Daughter of William Atkins Gheen and Esther Ann Peirce

Married Heber Chase Kimball, 10 Sep 1844, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois

Children: Daniel Heber Kimball, Sarah Gheen Kimball, Andrew Kimball, Alice Ann Kimball, Samuel Heber Kimball

History - Ann Alice Gheen Kimball was born December 20, 1827, in Pennsylvania. A Quaker girl, reared in the staid and secluded confines of Chester County, Pennsylvania, she, with her parents and other Quakers joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1840 and moved to Nauvoo in company with Bishop Edward Hunter.

Here the family prospered and became closely associated with the families of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Hyrum Smith and their friends, Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball. Ann Alice was afflicted with ague in Nauvoo and was blessed and healed under the hands of Elder Heber C. Kimball. September 10, 1844, she was united to him in marriage, the ceremony being performed by Brigham Young.

Ann Alice was tall, of dark complexion with black, silken hair, very dark eyes and was intensely spiritual in her nature. She appeared happier at home than abroad, unless she could administer help and comfort to her friends, and to those who were in need. She was the mother of five children, Samuel H., married Orandine Pratt; Daniel H., born February 8, 1856, married Joan Okleberry; Alice, married Joseph F. Smith; Andrew and Sarah. The following obituary was taken from the Women's Exponent of October 15, 1879:

Wives of Mr. Kimball—Taken in 1888

Died in the Nineteenth Ward of this city October 12, 1879, of bronchitis, Ann A. Gheen Kimball, wife of the late Heber C. Kimball and daughter of William A. and Esther A. Gheen, born in Ucand, Chester County, Pennsylvania, December 20, 1827. Sister Ann was a faithful member of the Church, true to her integrity, honorable and upright through all her life, and patient in affliction. She has been connected with the Church from her youth, and has passed through many severe trials for the gospel's sake. She has gone to join her companion and friends behind the veil. Ann Gheen Kimball was buried in the Kimball-Whitney Cemetery.

"Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord."

Gravesite Details Information for this memorial was obtained from the 1900 register of the cemetery and from the families of those buried here.




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  • Originally Created by: Utah State Historical Society
  • Added: 2 Feb 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 65766
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Ann Alice Gheen Kimball (20 Dec 1827–12 Oct 1879), Find A Grave Memorial no. 65766, citing Kimball-Whitney Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA ; Maintained by SMSmith (contributor 46491005) .