May Valborg Christofersen (Kimball)'s Family



May Valborg Christofersen (Kimball) 16 MAY 1888 - 17 OCT 1933

May was born on 16 MAY 1888 in Chicago, Ill. and died on 17 OCT 1933 (age: 45) in Elgin, Illinois and was buried in Acacia Pk Cmty, Elgin, Ill .
She was the daughter of Christian Christofersen (11 MAR 1851 - 1901) and Josephine Helene Maria Larsen (Christofersen) (14 JAN 1858 - SEP 1940).

May was married to George Walter Kimball on 12 AUG 1915 in Chicago, Ill..

George was born on 6 DEC 1888 in Hingham, Mass. and died on 29 SEP 1941 (age: 52) in Flossmoor, Ill .
He was the son of George Edward Kimball (22 JUN 1853 - 1 DEC 1941) and Alice Tower Howland (Kimball) (30 JUN 1857 - 23 NOV 1932).
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Husband - George Walter Kimball -
photo courtesy of Robert Howland Kimball
and Eliana Marcia Villela Gomes Kimball.
- George was born on 6 DEC 1888 in Hingham, Mass. and died on 29 SEP 1941 (age: 52) in Flossmoor, Ill

Husband - George Walter Kimball (1868-1941) -
Taken in 1926

Son - Paul Earle Kimball
1916-1989 - Paul was born on 19 NOV 1916 in Cornell, Ill. and died on 22 JUL 1989 (age: 72) in Indianapolis, Ind

Daughter - Alice Josephine Kimball (Spooner)
1922-2008 - Alice was born on 19 JUN 1922 in Lincoln, Ill. and died on 18 MAR 2008 (age: 85) in Tempe, AZ

Father - Cristian Christofersen -
taken in 1876
- Christian was born on 11 MAR 1851 in Norway and died on 1901 in Chicago, IL

Mother - Josephine Helene Maria Larsen -
taken in 1876
- Josephine was born on 14 JAN 1858 in Norway and died on SEP 1940 in Naperville, Il



Notes for May Valborg Christofersen (Kimball)
She said her sisters would speak Norwegian on the phone when they
didn't want the children to know what they were talking about.
Julia, Valdine and May all quit school at 8th grade in order to support
their brother Arthur through college (Oberlin)


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May was never really well - she was hospitalized after each child was born
with Post Partum Depression. Then had a 'Nervous Breakdown' which eventually
caused her to die of Pneumonia in 1933. (Comments by Alice Jo Kimball)




Notes for George Walter Kimball
Played Saxophone in quartet in New England. Choir Director for 30 years.
Went to Colby Jr. College, then Amherst for a year. Then went to Portland,
Oregon and worked for Studebaker selling cars. Came back to Chicago
to go to Moody Bible Inst. and Northwestern Theo. Sem.


His first parish was at Cornell, Ill. where Paul KIMBALL was born.
Then he went to Lincoln where they were hosted by the 'Beach' family.




May: 1910 Census CHicago, Ill
Name: Josephine H Christofersen
Age in 1910: 53
Birth Year: abt 1857
Birthplace: Norway
Home in 1910: 1432 North Artesian Av
Gender: Female
Immigration Year: 1892
Marital status: Widowed
Father's Birthplace: Norway
Mother's Birthplace: Norway
Native Tongue: English
Home Owned or Rented: Own
Home Free or Mortgaged: Mortgaged
Number of Children Born: 12
Number of Children Living: 5
Household Members:
Name Age
Josephine H Christofersen: 53
Julie V Christofersen: 32
Arthur F Christofersen: 23
May V Christofersen: 21
Ruth E Christofersen: 13


George: Census: 1920 Lincoln, Illinois - 319 Eight Street

name relation age Occ.
George W. Kimball : head 34 minister P. church
May B. Kimball : wife 31
Earle P. Kimball : son 3 1/2


May: Obituary


Obituary




George: Census: 7 1930 Chicago, Cook Co., Illinois 4451 Wrightwood Avenue

name relation age born in father born mother born Occ.
George W. Kimball : head 44 Mass Mass Mass Secy. Businessman's Organization
May Kimball : Wihe 41 Ill Norway Norway none
Earl Kimball : son 13 Ill Mass Ill none
Alice Kimball : dau 9 Ill Mass Ill none


George: Census: 1940 Census - Rich, Cook Co., Ill

Item Value
Name : George W Kimball
Age : 54
Gender : Male
Race : White
Birthplace : Mississippi
Marital status : Married
Relation to Head of House : Head
Street : Douglass Avenue
House Number : None
Inferred Residence in 1935 : Rich, Cook, Illinois
Residence in 1935 : Same House
Occupation : Secretary
House Owned or Rented : Rented
Highest Grade Completed : College, 2nd year
Household Members :
Name : Age
George W Kimball : 54
Marjorie Kimball : 46
Alice Josephine Kimball : 17


Granddaughter - Carol Hart, Sally Hart, Susie Erikson - Susan was born on 2 JUN 1944 in Cheyenne, Wy

Granddaughter - Shortridge HS - Indianapolis - 1965 - Sally was born on 10 JUN 1947 in Lincoln, Ill

Grandson - James Morton Kimball
1959-2001 - James was born on 27 APR 1959 and died on 1 MAY 2001 (age: 42) in Florida Gulf Coast

Granddaughter -
Tempe HS
- Alden was born on 19 MAY 1953 in Cambridge, Mass

- Anne was born on 19 MAY 1953 in Cambridge, Mass.



Sister - Julia Christofersen -
July 1915
- Julia was born on 8 AUG 1877 and died on 1922

Brother - Carl Christofersen - Carl was born on 28 SEP 1878 and died on 25 FEB 1884 (age: 5)

- Harriett was born on 28 APR 1880 and died on 31 AUG 1881 (age: 1)

Sister - Valdine Christofersen -
July 1915
- Valdine was born on 27 SEP 1881 and died on 11 DEC 1966 (age: 85) in Chicago, Ill

- Solva was born on 19 JUN 1883 and died on 19 JUN 1883 (age: 0)

Brother - Arthur Fridjtof Christofersen - Arthur was born on 1 JUN 1886 and died on 30 OCT 1964 (age: 78)

Sister - Ruth Christofersen -
July 1915
- Ruth was born on 24 AUG 1896 in Cook County, Ill and died on 1958

- Rose was born on 31 MAR 1885 and died on 31 MAR 1885 (age: 0)

- twin was born on 14 FEB 1902 and died on 14 FEB 1902 (age: 0)

- Ione was born on 1894 in Los Angeles, Ca and died on 1977 in Los Angeles, Ca

- Ruben was born on 1903 in Chicago, IL and died on 1978 in Oslo, Norway



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