Death Ends Active Career of Samuel Heber Kimball

Samuel Heber Kimball, 91, until the time of his death the eldest living sin of the late Heber C. Kimball, first counselor to Brigham Young and second president of the L.D.S. church, died Sunday at 7:35 a.m. in a Salt Lake hospital of ailments incident to age.

After engaging in freighting between Salt Lake City and North Platte, Neb., in the early days Mr. Kimball had been a rancher and farmer much of his life, having assisted in pioneering Grouse Creek, northern Utah, and Alberta, Canada.

Born in 1851

Mr. Kimball was born December 9, 1851, in the vicinity of North Temple and Main streets, a son of Heber C. and Ann Alice Gheen Kimball.

At one time he was bishop of the Grouse Creek LDS ward, and he had known personally all presidents of the LDS church since and including President Brigham Young.

A resident of Murray most recently, Mr. Kimball was well known throughout the city. His home was at 233 Vine street.

He had been married three times to Oradine Pratt, daughter of Orson Pratt; Isadora Schofield and Rosabelle Thomas, the last of whom survives. Of his second marriage, a daughter, Mrs. Clara Ann Foley of Port Noody, British Columbia, survives. Of his second marriage, four sons survive: Leo Thomas Kimball of Portland, Ore.; Samuel Heber Kimball Jr. of Salt Lake City; George Lewis Kimball of Los Angeles; and Preston Gordon Kimball of Monterey, Cal.

Other Survivors

Two brothers and two sisters also survive: Albert H. Kimball, Mrs. Rosalia Kimball Edwards and Mrs. Alice Kimball Smith, all of Salt Lake City, and Hyrum H. Kimball of Canada.

Funeral services will be conducted Tuesday at 12:15 p.m. in the Seventeenth LDS ward chapel, 141 West First South street. Speakers will be S. Farnham Kimball and Andrew K. Smith. Invocation will be by Heber C. Smith. Pallbearers will be C.A. Kimball, Crozier Kimball, Don Carlos Kimball, Ranch S. Kimball, Dr. LeRoy Kimball and Quince Kimball.

Burial will be in the Vernal city cemetery.

[Salt Lake Tribune, Apr. 19, 1943]

[transcribed and proofread by David Grow, Jan. 2006]


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