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J. C. Kimball
J. C. KIMBALL, proprietor of Kimball's Machine-shop, Anamosa; is a native of Graftoa Co , N. H.; he grew up to manhood there, and learned his trade there; he went to Lowell, Mass., and was connected with the machine-shops there, in the same works with Ben Eutler, who was a mechanic there at that time; in 1859, Mr. Kimball was among the first that went to the oil regions in Pennsylvania, and remained there until 1865, when he came West, to Iowa, on account of his health; he located in Anamosa; he was some years in regaining his health; he is engaged in the machinist business; has the only machine-shops in Anamosa. He married Miss Lucy D. Field, a native of Northfield, Vt., March 4, 1843; they have three children—Willis, Charlie and Clemmie.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 562.


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