Biography of John H. Kimball
Sagadahoc County, Maine Biographies





John Hazen Kimball, eldest son of Samuel Ayer and Eliza (Hazen) Kimball, of Concord, N. H.; born in Concord July 14, 1823; married, November 5, 1851, Annie, daughter of John Campbell and Angeline (Whitmore) Humphreys, of Brunswick, Me. She was born November 19, 1828, and died December 11, 1890. Their children are five sons, viz.: EDWARD HAZEN, born August 24, 1854. He was graduated at Bowdoin College, 1876, Boston University Law School, 1879, and is now in the wholesale grain, flour, and grocery business in Bath. He married, June 13, 1883, Anna, daughter of Rev. Dr. Samuel F. and Miriam (Worcester) Dike of Bath. She was born January 16, 1855. Their children are: Anne, born in Lewiston, April 16, 1884; Phillips, born in Lewiston, February 20, 1886; Miriam Worcester, born in Bath, July 8, 1890. SAMUEL AYER, born August 22, 1857. He graduated at Yale College, 1879, Harvard Medical School, 1882, and Boston University Medical School, 1883, and is in the practice of medicine in Boston, Mass. He married, October 17, 1883, Belle C. Trowbridge, daughter of Charles I. and Caroline (Lane) Trowbridge, of Portland. She was born in Portland, July 29, 1859. Their children are: John Hazen, born in Melrose, Mass., May 6, 1886; Joseph Stickney, born in Boston, Mass., May 20, 1889. FREDERIC HUMPHREYS, born Feb. 25, 1861. He graduated at the Bath High School in 1880, and is in business with his brother, Edward, under the firm name of Kimball Brothers. He married Mary E., daughter of Milton G. and Eunice (Hinckley) Shaw, of Bath, October 19, 1892. She was born in Greenville, Me., September 6, 1865. JOHN McKINSTRY, born November 14, 1863. He graduated at the Bath High School, 1880, and at the Bates Mill in Lewiston. He is now agent of the Slatersville Mills, in Slatersville, R. I. He married, September 13, 1893, Sally Burnside, daughter of John C. and Mary (Dresser) Small, of Portland. HARRY WHITMORE, born December 13, 1865. He graduated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 1887, and learned the cotton mill trade at the Tremont & Suffolk Mills, of Lowell, Mass.

John H. Kimball was educated at Concord, Fryeburg, and Phillips (Andover) Academies. In 1843 he went South and taught school in Charles County, Maryland, for two years; was in Washington, D. C., during the winter of 1845-6. Returning North he studied law with Judge Samuel Wells, in Portland, and was admitted to the Cumberland County Bar, December, 1846, when he commenced the practice of law at Kezar Falls, in Parsonsfield. In 1848 he removed to Topsham, and in August, 1849, to Bath, where he has since resided. For a few years he practiced law and then became actively engaged in the insurance business and navigation. He was also interested in railroads, and for many years was director in the Androscoggin and Central Vermont Railroads, and is now concerned, with many others, in the ownership of land and cattle in the far West. He was the first treasurer of the Bath Savings Institution, which office he held for twenty five years; was presidential elector in 1872; representative in the State Legislature in 1878 and 1879, and senator from 1883 to 1887. In religion he was brought up a Congregationalist, and in politics has always been a Republican.

From:
History of Bath and Environs,
Sagadahoc County, Maine.
1607-1894
BY: Parker McCobb Reed
Lakeside Press, Printers
Portland, Maine, 1894


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