Biography of James E. Kimball
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Kimball, James E., was born in Albany, N.Y., May 5, 1828. His father, Edmund Kimball, was born in Newton. Mass., June 29, 1803, and came to Troy in 1830 and was engaged in the brick business and later removed to Massachusetts, where he died in 1890. His mother, Betsey M. (Warner) Kimball, was born in Springfield, Mass., and died in 1867. James E. Kimball received his education in the public schools and the Madison University at Hamilton N Y , and was employed as clerk with the firm of Bates & Griffin until 1858, when he entered in the flour, grain and feed business with J. M. Bradley, the firm being Kimball & Bradley until 1868, when John P. Wight was taken in as a partner, the firm taking the name of James E. Kimball & Co. Mr. Wight went out of the firm in 1876 and James E. Kimball and his son, Charles P. Kimball (who had previously become a partner in the concern), continued the business under the firm name of James E. Kimball & Son without interruption to the present time. He is a director of the National Bank of Troy and was one of its organizers. He married in 1850 Susan Frances Wheeler of Troy. His son, Charles P. Kimball, was born in Troy and received a high school education and was taken into the firm as partner in 1875. He is a member of the Trojan Hook and Ladder Company. He married, October 6, 1875, Mathilda Tracy Everingham of Troy, by whom he has one son and one daughter: James E. and Jessamine.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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