Mary Ida Kimball

21 September 1868–30 October 1959 (Age 91)
Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States

The Life of Mary Ida

When Mary Ida Kimball was born on 21 September 1868, in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, her father, James P Kimball, was 24 and her mother, Ida Frances Hartzell, was 17. She married Joseph Samuel Wilcox on 28 February 1886, in Washtenaw, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Washtenaw, Michigan, United States in 1900. She died on 30 October 1959, in Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Highland Cemetery, Ypsilanti, Washtenaw, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Samuel Wilcox
Mary Ida Kimball
Marriage: 28 February 1886
Joseph Samuel Wilcox
Bert Norval Wilcox
Carrie A. Wilcox
Amy J. Wilcox
Leona Gertrude Wilcox

Spouse and Children

    Joseph Samuel Wilcox



28 February 1886
Washtenaw, Michigan, United States


Parents and Siblings

    James P Kimball


    Ida Frances Hartzell





    Charles A Kimball


    Wallace F. Kimble



World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated

Age 11

After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 28

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English: from the Middle English personal name Kimbel, Old English Cynebeal(d), composed of the elements cyne- ‘royal’ + beald ‘bold’, ‘brave’.2 English: variant spelling of Kimble .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Kimball in household of James Kimball, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary I Wilcox in household of Joseph S Wilcox, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Mary J Wilcox in household of Joseph S Wilcox, "United States Census, 1920"

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