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Kimball, Orrin Abner


Age: 19, credited to Hanover, NH
Unit(s): 6th VT INF, VRC
Service: enl 10/1/61, m/i 10/15/61, PVT, Co. B, 6th VT INF, tr to VRC 9/1/63, m/o 10/15/64

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Birth: abt 1842, Hanover, NH
Death: 04/23/1902

Burial: Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, MA
Marker/Plot: Section JON
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Heidi McColgan

Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Not Found
Portrait?: Italo Collection
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: Died near Phoenix, AZ per obituary


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Forest Hills Cemetery, Jamaica Plain, MA

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Orris Abner Kimball

Orris A. Kimball, treasurer of the Emerson Piano Company, of Boston, died Wednesday night on a ranch near Phoenix, Ariz. The body was taken to Boston. Only twenty-four hours before his death he was married to Miss Lottie I. wells. Mr. Kimball had been in Arizona since January. He passed the winter before that in Florida, as he could not stand the rigors of the New England climate.

Mr. Kimball was born in Hanover, N.H., March 25, 1844. October 10, 1861, he enlisted in Co. B, 6th Vt. Vols., and served three years. He began business life in his native town in the furniture trade. Later he went to Brattleboro, where he was employed by the Estey Organ Company.

He went to Boston in 1872, and began work for the Emerson Piano Company. Soon afterward he was placed in charge of the finishing department of the works, and this position he held until the purchase of the plant in1879 by the present Emerson piano Company, which consisted of himself, P.H. Towers and Joseph Cramer. Since the reorganization in 1879 he had held the position of treasurer and general superintendent of the factory.

Source: St. Albans Daily Messenger, April 24, 1902
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.