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Clem F. Kimball
Born August 11, 1868
KIMBALL, Clem F. --Lieutenant Governor, was born August 11, 1868, at Anamosa, Iowa. He attended the public schools of Anamosa until the spring of 1886, not quite finishing his high school course. He then entered the State College at Ames and took a mechanical engineering course, graduating in 1889. He engaged in engineering work and teaching until 1893, when he entered the University of Michigan, taking law and specializing in the literary department. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 1895 and began the practice of law in October, 1895, at Council Bluffs, Iowa.

He was married to Caroll Williams of Wyoming, Iowa, in 1892. He is a member of the Congregational church, Masonic lodge, Knights of Pythias, Elks and several other organizations. He is also a member of the Country Club of Council Bluffs, and of the Lions Service Club.

In 1899 he was appointed assistant county attorney of Pottawattamie county and held the office for two terms. In 1906 he was elected city solicitor of the city of Council Bluffs and served three consecutive terms. In 1912 he was elected to the state senate and sserved in the 35th, 36th, 37th and 38th general assemblies. He has always been a republican in politics. He has two children, a boy practicing law with his father's firm and a girl in college. He has been an active practicing attorney in southwest Iowa, and is interested in farming operations in Monona and Madison counties.

From Iowa Official Register, 1927-1928; Biographies of Executive Branch, and submitted by Sharyl Ferrall.






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.

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

David Kinert
Born December 3, 1817
DAVID KINERT, proprietor of the Kinert House, corner of Main and Booth streets, Anamosa; is a native of Perry Co., Penn., and was born December 3, 1817; he grew up there until 17 years of age, when his parents removed to Ohio, where he lived for eight years and then removed to Indiana, and lived in that State ten years, and came to Iowa in 1862, and, in the spring of 1853, came to Jones Co. and located in Anamosa; he bought a stock of goods and engaged in mercantile business; in 1855, he was elected Representative to the State Legislature; in 1856, he sold out his stock of goods; he served part of a term as Clerk of the Courts; in 1861, he was elected Sheriff of Jones Co., and was twice re-elected and held the office for six years. In August, 1858, he married Miss A. C. Cunningham, a native of Pork Co., Penn; they have three children—S. Alonzo. Carrie, Frank.

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

John King
Born 1835
JOHN KING, farmer, Wayne Twp., Sec. 26; P.O. Amber; born in Butler Co., Ohio, in 1835; came to Jones Co. in 1866. Has been Township Collector and Road Supervisor. Owns 120 acres. Wife's maiden name was Mary Ann Murphy, a native of Indiana; they were married in 1857; have had eight children, names of those living—H. F., Dora B., J. A. and S. J.; those dead were named Lizzie Jane, Martha Blanche, Jessie V. and Charlie; three of these died of diphtheria in October, 1878. Mrs. King is a member of the M.E. Church. Mr. King is a Republican.

From History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 630.

Thomas King
Born October 8, 1840
THOMAS A. KING, dealer in groceries and provisions, Monticello; is a native of Franklin Co., Ind., and was born October 8, 1840; he grew up there until 15 years of age; his parents came to Iowa in 1855 and located in Jones Co., a few miles from Monticello. After reaching manhood, he married Miss Mary E. Moore January 15, 1861; she is a native of Jones Co., and is the second white female child born in Jones Co. In 1864, they went to California and remained about four years; then returned to Jones Co. again. Mr. King has been engaged in the mercantile business for the past four years. They have had six children; only two sons survive—Charles Arthur, born October 13, 1869, and Thomas, born November 12, 1875. Mr. King has lived in this county about twenty-five years; he has plowed corn where the business part of Monticello now stands. The parents of Mrs. King were among the earliest settlers in Jones Co.; William Moore and Alvira Neal were married in Dubuque Co. in May, 1839; they came to Jones Co. in 1838 and settled on Bowen's Prairie; Mary E., now Mrs. King, was born April 12, 1840, and, as mentioned above, is the second white female child born in this county; Mr. Moore died January 2, 1875; her mother, Mrs. Moore, is still living in Castle Grove Township.

From History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 672.

Thomas Kinney
Born 1823
THOMAS KINNEY, Farmer, Fairview Twp., Sec. 1; P.O. Anamosa; was born in County Galway, Ireland, in 1823; he grew up to manhood there, and emigrated to America in 1854; he went to Charleston, S. C., and lived there fifteen years, and came to Jones Co., Iowa, May 4, 1869, and located in Anamosa; in 1875, he engaged in farming. He has been twice married; his last wife, Bridget Dorsey, a native of Ireland, died Feb 4, 1879, leaving three children—John, 23 years of age; Luke, 22 years of age; Mary Ann, 17 years of age. When Mr. Kinney came here, he had only $10; he now owns a farm of forty acres and a house and lot in Anamosa.

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

D. S. Kinsella
Born July 5, 1838
D. S. KINSELLA, buying and shipping grain and produce, Monticello; is a native of Little Rock, Ark., and was born July 5, 1838; his parents came to Iowa and located at Dubuque in 1849; he grew up to manhood there and in 1858 he went to Kentucky and attended the Jesuit school at Bardstown for one year, then entered the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and remained until the year 1860; in June, 1861, he came to Delaware Co. and the following year came to Jones Co. and located at Monticello; engaged in the grain business and continued until 1869; then engaged in the mercantile business, the firm being E. B. Kinsella & Bros., and continued until 1873; he is now engaged in the stock and produce business. In September, 1865, he was united in marriage to Miss Katie T. Holt, who was born in St. John, N.B.; they have four children—Edward W., Mary R., James J. and Harry D.

From History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 672, and submitted by Mary Kay Kuhfittig

James Kirkpatrick
Born 1821
JAMES KIRKPATRICK, Onslow; he was born in December, 1821, in Ireland; in 1847, he came to Orange Co., N.Y.; in 1853, he came to Jones Go.; he owns his residence in town, also owns and attends the town scales. Married Jane Barclay in 1853; she was born in Ireland.

From History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 603.

Moore Kirkpatrick
Born January 21, 1854

Elwood Kirkpatrick
Born October 30, 1865
Moore Kirkpatrick, Sr., the father of the gentlemen whose names head this sketch, was one of the best examples of the sturdy sons Ireland is sending this country. He was born in County Tyrone, Ireland, December 8, 1826, a son of Thompson and Elizabeth (Story) Kirkpatrick, who brought him to America, locating in Philadelphia when about eleven years of age. Both parents died in Pennsylvania. Thompson Kirkpatrick was a school and music teacher and was kindly remembered for many years by his pupils who loved the kindly old Irish gentleman. The children born to Thompson Kirkpatrick and wife were seven in number, namely: Moore, John, William J., Ellen, Anne, Elizabeth and Martha.

The education of Moore Kirkpatrick, Sr., was secured in Philadelphia and there he also learned the trade of a painter and grainer and followed it after locating in Iowa. His advent in this state occurred in 1866, when he reached Cedar county, but his permanent settlement here was made when he located in Hale township, Jones county, in the spring of 1867. This locality continued to be his home until his demise, which occurred July 9, 1876. Upon coming here Mr. Kirkpatrick settled upon one hundred and twenty acres of land, which he improved, and he kept adding to his holdings until he owned about five hundred acres. He was a public-spirited man and held a number of the township offices, espousing at all times the principles of the republican party.

On the 19th of May, 1848, Moore Kirkpatrick, Sr., married Annie M. Scott who was born in Ireland, July 4, 1825, and was brought to Philadelphia by her parents when she was about fifteen years old. Mrs. Kirkpatrick passed away, deeply lamented, August 24, 1888. She bore her husband six children, two of whom died in infancy, the others being: William, who died unmarried, in January, 1888, aged thirty-six years, for he was born July 13, 1852; Moore was born January 21, 1854 and resides on a part of the homestead; Dr. John W., a physician, who was born October 9, 1862, and died May 9, 1903, at Wyoming, Jones county, leaving a wife and four children; and Elwood, who was born October 30, 1865, and now resides on a part of the homestead. These children were born in Philadelphia.

Moore and Elwood Kirkpatrick came with their parents to Hale township, Jones county, Iowa, in 1867 and after the death of their father they had charge of the estate under the firm name of Kirkpatrick brothers until 1892, when they divided the five hundred and sixty-six acres of land that they had held in common and made some changes. Moore Kirkpatrick now owns two hundred and twenty-three acres, including the old home on section 35, Hale township, while Elwood owns four hundred and twenty-three acres, two hundred and twenty acres of which are in Cedar county, and the remainder in Jones county, his farm being on the county line. His residence, however, is on section 36, Hale township. Elwood feeds about two hundred head of stock annually. He is a strong republican and at present is one of the township board of trustees. In 1890 he married Lucy Vaughn, who was born August 23, 1868, near Wyoming, Jones county, a daughter of P. L. and Lydia (Baldwin) Vaughn, the former of whom is deceased, but the latter survives and lives in Wyoming. Mr. and Mrs. Elwood Kirkpatrick have three children, namely: William Howard, Harry Elwood and Marian Lucy. Religiously he is a member of the Clarence Presbyterian church. Moore Kirkpatrick is unmarried.

These young men are progressive farmers who have done much to raise the standard of agricultural life in their community. Their fertile acres yield them comfortable incomes and they are public-spirited enough to desire to assist in anything that looks toward the advancement of neighborhood interests.

From History of Jones County, Iowa, Past and Present, R. M. Corbitt, S. J. Clarke Publishing Co., Chicago, 1910, p. 392.

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