Mary Evelyn Kimball Pencil Box & Short Bio

Title

Mary Evelyn Kimball Pencil Box & Short Bio

Description

Mary Evelyn Kimball's wooden, rectangular, pencil box. The box has metal embellishments on the top corners and a metal keyhole in the front of the box.. The box contains a pencil, pen, nib, and two keys.

Mary Evelyn Kimball was born in November of 1867, to Daniel Webster Kimball and Mary Wingate Kimball, in Farmington, NH. She was one of five siblings. Daniel Webster Kimball was one of the pioneers of the shoe industry in Farmington. Mary Evelyn Kimball lived in Farmington her entire life, on what is now known as Pleasant Street. She was musically inclined, was an organist, and was known for her beautiful voice. She was a lifetime member of the Congregational Church in Farmington. She died in early 1935. Her obituary can be found in the March 22, 1935 edition of the Farmington News.

Box Size: 8.5" L x 2.25" W x1.5' H

Condition: Good

FHS-Kyle Leach

Date

Circa 1860's

Contributor

Donated by Sharon & Paul Turner

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Citation

“Mary Evelyn Kimball Pencil Box & Short Bio,” Farmington Historical Society-Museum of Farmington History, accessed May 24, 2019, https://farmingtonnhhistory.omeka.net/items/show/550.

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