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Ray Chase Kimball

Birthdate: (90)
Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Sl, Ut
Death: Died in Driggs, Teton, Id
Place of Burial: Driggs, Teton, Id
Immediate Family:

Son of Heber Parley Kimball and Phoebe Teresa Kimball
Husband of Elizabeth Shuker Clark and Emily L. Kimball
Father of Chase Ray Kimball and Lois Kimball
Brother of Murray Williams Kimball; Heber Parley Kimball; Margaret Clawson Kimball; Alfred Judd Kimball; Teresa Phebe Kimball and 4 others

Occupation: farming and stock raising
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About Ray Chase Kimball

(Published in History of Idaho: The Gem of the Mountains Vol. 2 by James H. Hawley 1920)

Ray C. Kimball is the vice president of the First National bank of Driggs and is also engaged in stock raising about two miles north of the town. Born in Salt Lake City on the 22d of August, 1869, he is a son of Heber P. and Phoebe (Judd) Kimball, who were natives of New York and Canada respectively.

The father devoted his life to farming and stock raising and was among the first representatives of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to cross the plains and take up the work of colonizing Utah. He arrived in that state in 1847, after making the journey westward with ox teams, the first trip being in company with his parents. Later he made various trips across the plains, for he followed freighting for a number of years. He afterward concentrated his efforts and energies upon cattle raising near Salt Lake and later he engaged in the same line of business in Nevada. He then returned to Utah, where he once more devoted his attention to cattle raising and was thus engaged to the time of his death. For one year he filled a mission for the church in New York. He passed away in February, 1885. and was long survived by the mother, who died in July, 1912.

Ray C. Kimball was reared and educated in Salt Lake City. He continued with his parents to the age of twenty years and in 1889 removed to the Teton basin of Idaho, settling in what was then Bingham county and is now Teton county. He filed on land and also purchased farm property, which he developed and improved.

His homestead was situated eight miles from Driggs and he continued its cultivation until 1918, when he sold the property. He is now engaged in operating a farm of six hundred and forty acres two miles north and a half mile west of Driggs. Here he raises sheep and cattle and has successfully continued the business to the present time. He made a specialty of Ayrshire cattle, having the only herd of the kind in the state, but is not now engaged in raising that breed. Since the organization of the First National Bank of Driggs he has been one of its stockholders and directors and is now its vice president.

On the 28th of August, 1896, Mr. Kimball was married to Miss Emily Seymour and to them were born five children: Chase, Judd, Edith, Cora and Lois. Chase is attending the Agricultural College at Logan, Utah, while the other children are in school at Driggs.

Mr. Kimball's political endorsement is given to the democratic party. His has been a life of diligence, actuated by laudable ambition. Each successful move that he has made has stimulated him for larger activities and his energies have brought him prominently to the front in connection with public interests and the material development of the community in which he lives.

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Ray Chase Kimball's Timeline

August 22, 1869
Salt Lake City, Sl, Ut
June 30, 1897
Age 27
Driggs, Teton County, Idaho, United States
August 29, 1914
Age 45
Driggs, Teton County, Idaho, United States
April 28, 1926
Age 56
March 23, 1960
Age 90
Driggs, Teton, Id
March 26, 1960
Age 90
Driggs, Teton, Id