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Charles H. and Matilda (North)  Kimzey,  Joes
In 1880 St. Clair County, Missouri Elijah M. "Kinnzey"  is 50, Martha E. 38.  They have Hariett E. 13, William T. 10, Charles H. 8, Emma L. 6, Laura B. 5, and Flora B. 2.

In 1880 "Matida" L. , six months old, is with James A. 29 and Mary S. 28 North in St. Clair County.  Brother Richard N. is 9, and sister Dilie N. is 5. 

Charles married Matilda L. North in St. Clair County, Missouri March 10, 1900.

In 1900 St. Clair County Charles, born May 1871 and Matilda Dec 1879, both in Missouri, are newlyweds, farming.

They're in Kirk precinct in 1910, having had four children, none living.  Martha J., widowed mother, 68 born in Missouri, is living with them.

Charles proved up a quarter in 26, 4S 47W in 1912. 

Charles and Matilda are in Wilson County Kansas in 1920, with Clara M. 8, Nova N. 5, both born in Colorado, and Martha is still with them.  So they didn't linger in Yuma County.

Charles Headley Kimzey, born May 21, 1871, died May 11, 1939 in Missouri, buried Roscoe Cemetery, St. Clair County. 61410763, with Matilda Lydia Ann (North) Kimzey 1879-1966.   Mother Martha is also buried there.

Clara (Kimzey) Rosebrough, born in Colorado Oct 24, 1911, died Jan 1, 1995, and is buried in Windsor, Missouri.

Clinton Daily Democrat, January 1995
Mrs. Clara M. Rosebrough, 83, Urich, died Sunday, January 1, 1995, at her son's home in Windsor. She was born on a large farm near Kirk, CO, which was homesteaded by her parents, Charles Headley Kimzey and Matilda Lydia Ann North Kimzey. She formerly lived in the Roscoe, El Dorado Springs and Warrensburg areas. Clara had four sisters and one brother: two sisters died in infancy; Florence and Henry Dee died in childhood. On April 30, 1932, she was united in marriage to Herman Monroe Rosebrough at the Kimzey property below the Christian Church in Roscoe, MO. They were blesses with nearly sixty-one years together prior to Herman's death in January of 1993. She was a retired civil service employee from Whiteman Air Force Base, retiring in 1970. She was a member of the Roscoe Christian Church. Clara's greatest joy was her husband and children and their families. She was an excellent homemaker and provider of love, meals, and comfort and held a strong belief in God. Clara held several jobs in her work career. She worked at a cafe in the old Ward Hall in Roscoe. When Herman served in the Marines in WW II, Clara remained on the farm with the four children until he returned on December 5, 1945. She managed to save enough money in spite of hardships to purchase a home in Kansas City when Herman returned. In March of 1946, Clara went to work at the Jones Store in downtown Kansas City. On December 1, 1948, she began a long career with the Civil Service, working at the Bureau of Internal Revenue until March of 1953, when they moved from the city to a farm near Windsor, MO. In August of 1954, Clara went to work at Whiteman Air Force Base, working as a supervisor in Base Supply. The last ten years prior to Herman's death, they lived in Eldorado Springs, MO. Clara's ability to make anywhere home is most evident in the fact that she moved 19 times since her marriage in 1932. She made it a point to be happy in her new surroundings each time. She moved to Urich in May of 1994, and was very proud of her new apartment. During her illness, her son Bert and wife, Kay, cared for her with great devotion until her death on January 1. Her sister was able to be with her the last few weeks. She is survived by three sons, Walter M. Rosebrough of Kansas City, Raymond M. Rosebrough of Ingleside, TX, and Bert M. Rosebrough of Windsor; one daughter, Mrs. Nova Fay Bergschneider of Urich; one sister, Miss Nova North Kimzey of Huntington Beach, CA; one sister-in-law, Mrs. Zella Byrd of Kansas City, KS; 14 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 4, at 2 p.m. at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial will be in the Roscoe Cemetery.

Clinton Daily Democrat, 4 June 2001
Nova North Kimzey was born January 2, 1915, near Kirk, Colorado, to Charles Headley Kimzey and Matilda Lydia Ann North Kimzey, and died Saturday, June 2, 2001, at Calhoun. She was a member of Roscoe Christian Church. She graduated from Roscoe High School in 1931 and received her BS in education from Central Missouri State Teacher's College in Warrensburg. She received her Master's degree in English from the University of Missouri, Columbia in 1951 and a second Master's degree in Library Science from Sacred Heart of Immaculate Mary College in California. She taught at Roscoe, Independence and California and in Iowa and California, retiring in 1976. In 1944 during World War II, she enlisted in the United States Navy on active duty until 1949. During the war she decoded top secret messages in Pensacola, Florida, and taught officer training classes to WAVES in Banbridge, Maryland. She remained in the Naval Reserve following her discharge and attained the rank of Commander in January 1961 and retired from the Navy Reserve in 1975. She is survived by a niece, Nova Bergschneider and husband, William, Urich; two nephews, Bert Rosebrough and wife, Kay, Windsor, and Raymond Rosebrough and wife, Twila, Everton, and Mary Rosebrough, Lee's Summit, widow of nephew Walter Rosebrough, who died in 1996, and 14 great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Wednesday, June 6, at the Sheldon-Goodrich Chapel in Osceola. Burial with military honors will be in the Roscoe Cemetery.

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