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James A. and Matilda (Morris) KimberIn 1880 Putnam County, Illinois, Isaac R. Kimber 65 and Matilda 60, have James A. Kimber, 21. James A. Kimber cash-claimed a quarter in 33, 1N 43W in 1890, proved up another in 1893, and Maggie E. Kimber timber-claimed a quaret in 1895.
Johnson County Nebraska "Mrs. Walbridge's sister, Mrs. Kimber of Wray, Colorado, who came two weeks ago, is still here. "
Susan Eliza McKee1 was born on 16 Jan 1850 at Decatur, Indiana.2 She was married to Philo Walbridge, son of James WALBRIDGE and Sophia Unknown, on 1 Sep 1868 at Cedar, Iowa by J. W. Knot, M.G.. Philo is listed as Philip in the marriage index.3,4
She and Philo Walbridge appeared on the census of 7 Jul 1870 at Mechnicsville, P.O., Pioneer, Cedar, Iowa; Philo, 24, farmer, real estate=$1680, personal estate=$765; Eliza, 19, keeping house. At home was Winnifred, 1.5
She and Philo Walbridge removed to a farm south of Crab Orchard, Johnson, Nebraska, in 1880.6 They appeared on the census of 9 Jun 1880 at Vesta, Johnson, Nebraska; Philo, 35, farmer, born Iowa, mother born Vermont; Eliza, 30, keeping house, born Indiana, father born Kentucky, mother Virginia. At home were: Fred, 11; Earnest, 9; Blanch, 8; Mabelle, 6; Ray, 2.7 In 1881 their five children died in a diptheria epidemic. Ray, 3, on May 28; Mable, 7, on June 1; Ernest, 10, on June 2; Winnifred, 12, on June 5; and Blanche, 9, on June 11. They are buried in Crab Orchard Cemetery.8
She and Philo Walbridge appeared on the census of 1900 at Main Street, Crab Orchard, Johnson, Nebraska; Philo, 56, born January 1844, married 32 years, landlord, rented house, born Iowa, father born New York, mother Vermont; Eliza S., wife, 50, born January 1850, 10 births, 4 children living, born Indiana, father born Kentucky, mother Indiana. At home were: Faith E., 18, born ? 1881, Nebraska; Grace, 16, born ? 1883, Nebraska, Mamie, 15, born Feb 1885, Nebraska, Isabella, 10, born Nov 1889, Nebraska. Enumerated with the family were John D. McKee, grandfather, 78, widower, born Dec 1821 Kentucky, parents born Kentucky, and three boarders.9
She and Philo Walbridge removed to Sansarc, Stanley, South Dakota, in 1908.10 They appeared on the census of 1910 at Township 6 North, Range 26 EBHM, Stanley, South Dakota; Philo, 65, butcher, owned meat market, owned farm #132; Susan, 61, nurse, employed as physician's assistant, 10 births, 4 children living. They were married 42 years.11 In 1915 they returned to Crab orchard. She and Philo Walbridge appeared on the census of 8 Jan 1920 at Canfield Street, Crab Orchard, Western Twp.,, Johnson, Nebraska; Philo, 74, butcher, owned own shop, owned hous free; Elizabeth S., 69, born Indiana, father born Kentucky, mother born Pennsylvania.12
She died on 19 Dec 1928 at home of her daughter, Mrs. H. A. Welsch, Crab Orchard, Johnson, Nebraska, at age 78; She was aged 78 years, 11 months and 3 days.13 "Mrs. Walbridge was a life-long member of the Methodist church. She was a woman of fine Christian character, a loving wife and mother, and a true friend. Funeral services were held at the home Friday afternoon at one o'clock and were conducted by Rev. R. J. Mohlzahn."14
She was buried on 21 Dec 1928 at Crab Orchard Cemetery, Crab Orchard, Johnson, Nebraska.15
Morris proved up on a tract in 34 and 35, 4N 45W in 1919, and acquired another piece for Stock in 1920. His homestead witnesses were Lawrence Mitchell, James Cross, Evan Garton, and Henry Rears.Morris registered with a Wray address, born July 17, 1890 at Wray, farming with a wife and four children.
Ogden, Utah - Mrs. Lola June Kimber Brethouwer, 45, 469 29th, wife of Rev. Kenneth Brethouwer, died this morning, December 14, 1962, at her home. Mrs. Brethouwer was born June 21, 1917, in Wray, Colo., a daughter of Morris and Elizabeth Fike Kimber. She was married to Rev. Brethouwer on Jan. 16, 1937, in Wray, Colo. She was a member of the Assembly of God Church and member of the Ministerial Wives Auxiliary. She was a licensed minister. She had been active in PTA. She lived in Wray and Stoneham, Colo., prior to coming to Ogden 10 years ago. Surviving are her husband, four daughter, Mrs. R.E. (Charlotte) Crout, Anderson, S.C.; Mrs. Thomas E. (Carol) Beasely, Mary, Maria and Kerry Brethouwer, all of Ogden; two grandchildren, her mother of Wray, Colo.; two brothers, Clifford Kimber, Palo Alto, Calif.; Kenneth Kimber, Wray; three sisters, Mrs. Clarence Crouse, Wray; Mrs. Bernard Jordan, Rantoul, Ill. Funeral Services will be conducted Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. at Myers Mortuary with Rev R.G. Fulford and Rev Peter Pilot of the Assembly of God Church officiating. Friends may call at the mortuary Monday from 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday prior to services. Burial in Memorial Gardens of the Wasatch.
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