Horace Smith Kimball

Male21 March 1820–21 August 1893

Brief Life History of Horace Smith

When Horace Smith Kimball was born on 21 March 1820, in Hadley, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Kimball, was 37 and his mother, Lydia Granger, was 30. He married Mahala Ann Wren on 28 December 1841. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 21 August 1893, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, United States, at the age of 73.

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Horace Smith Kimball
Mahala Ann Wren
Marriage: 28 December 1841
George Smith Kimball
Lucy Kimball
Maria Howard Kimball
Lydia Ann Kimball
Asbury Washington Kimball

Sources (11)

  • Horace Kimbal, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Horace Kimball in entry for Marttia J Kimball Barttett, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Horace Kimbal, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 December 1841
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (7)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

    Age 1

    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 5

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


    Age 26

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning


    habitational name from Great and Little Kimble (Buckinghamshire). The placename probably derives from Old English cyne ‘royal’ + belle ‘(bell-shaped) hill’.

    variant of Kimble .

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

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