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Dorothy Adams Johnston (Kimball) 5 JUN 1911 - 21 AUG 1955

Dorothy was born on 5 JUN 1911 in Indianapolis, Ind and died on 21 AUG 1955 (age: 44) in Indianapolis, Ind. and was buried in Crown Hill Cmty .
She was the daughter of Dr. Samuel Andrew Johnston, Jr (18 JUN 1876 - 20 MAY 1921) and Stella Matildda "Dee Dee" Adams (Johnston) (31 JUL 1879 - 17 JAN 1952).

Dorothy was married to Paul Earle Kimball on 17 APR 1943 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Paul was born on 19 NOV 1916 in Cornell, Ill. and died on 22 JUL 1989 (age: 72) in Indianapolis, Ind and was buried in Washington Park .
He was the son of George Walter Kimball (6 DEC 1885 - 29 SEP 1941) and May Valborg Christofersen (Kimball) (16 MAY 1888 - 17 OCT 1933).
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Husband - 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 - Carol Hart, Sally Hart, Susie Erikson - Susan was born on 2 JUN 1944 in Cheyenne, Wy

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

Father - Dr. Samuel, Jr was born on 18 JUN 1876 in Indianapolis, Ind and died on 20 MAY 1921 (age: 44) in Indianapolis, Ind.

Mother - Stella was born on 31 JUL 1879 in Indianapolis, Ind. and died on 17 JAN 1952 (age: 72) in Indianapolis, Ind.

- at Henry Johnston Wedding in 1938

-- Dorothy --
Lived in Indianapolis most of her life. Graduated from Tudor Hall School in
1929. She was a member of the Indianapolis Junior League, Dramatics Club
and the Second Presbyterian Church.

Lived with he mother, Stella, at 2127 North Delaware Street in Indianapolis in the 1930 and 1940 Census.

Dorothy was 'on top of things' - cleaning and cooking and such when she lived
in St. Louis (abt 1942), but by the time she moved to Greeley (abt 1944)
she seemed overwhelmed by housekeeping and such. (Alice Jo Kimball)

Dorothy: Birth Certificate

Birth Certificate

-- Paul --
Paul was a Lighting Engineer.
graduated from Univ. of Ill. in 1938 - Delta Upsilon
First appearance in Indianapolis was in 1952 - a sales correspondent for
Mallory's - in 1954 he was a production planner for American Machine
Tool - went to work for Indianapolis Power and light in 1960.

Paul met Dorothy while he was stationed at Fort Knox.
He and his buddies probably drove up from Louisville to Indianapolis
where they met.

Married at the Johnston family home - 2127 N. Delaware in Indianapolis, then lived at various army bases,
including Ft. Leonard Wood in St. Louis, where his sister Alice Jo Kimball
remembers visiting them. Also, they lived in Greely, Co when their daughter Susie was a baby.

Paul's first full time job was as sports and features editor for the La Grange
Ill. 'Citizen' Was a feature writer for the American Poultry Journal.

Lived at 2127 North Delaware in 1952 - 1955, 3830 Carrolton in 1956 and
539 N. Central Ct. in 1960 and 5866 Hillside Ave in 1980. (Source Indianapolis City Directories)

Lived in Flossmoor Illinois in 1940, when he filled out his WW-II Draft card.

Name: Dorothy J Kimble
Age: 39
Birth Date: abt 1911
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Indiana
Marital Status: Married
Relation to Head of House: Wife
Residence Date: 1950
Home in 1950: Jacksonville, Morgan, Illinois, USA
Occupation Category: Keeping House
Worked Last Week: No
Seeking Work: No
Employment Status: No

Household Members; Age; Relationship
Paul E Kimble; 34 Head
Dorothy J Kimble; 39 Wife
Susin M Kimble; 5 Daughter
Sally Kimble; 3 Daughter

Paul: WWII Draft Card

WWII Draft Card

Dorothy: Newspaper Articles
Dorothy is mentioned, literally, hundreds of times in the Indiapolis Newspapers because of her soclal standing.

Here are a few examples of travels and meals with other famous people.

Indianapolis Families Spend Summer Vacation at Rye Beach, N. H.
- Mrs. Samuel A. Johnston and her daughter. Miss Dorothy Johnston,
have motored east for visits in New York and Newport before they go
to Rye Beach. N.H. where they have spent their summers several years.

Meeting them in Newport and going to New England with them will
be Mias Ruth Bybee Milliken, of New York, formerly of Indianapolis.

Another Indianapolis family at Rye Beach this summer, Mr. and Mrs.
Alec Saxton and their daughters, the Misses Sheila. Moyra and Doreen
Saxton, will return August 9 after spending the earlier part of the season there.

(Indianapolis Star - Aug 2, 1937)

Bridal Dinner

Paul: Wedding 1943

Wedding 1943

Wedding 1943

Dorothy: Death 1955


Paul: 1950 Jacksonville, Illinois

Jacksonville, Ill. 1950

Dorothy: Death Certificate

Death Certificate

Paul: 1950 Census Entry

1950 Census Entry

Paul: At Dramatic Club

At Dramatic Club

Paul: Death 1989


Paul: Death Certificate

Death Certificate

Granddaughter - Boulder HS - 1984 - Michelle was born on 24 AUG 1966 in Indianapolis, Ind.

- David was born on 23 NOV 1968 in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Granddaughter - Cherry Creek HS - 1988 - Cara was born on 10 DEC 1970 in Bloomington, Ind

Granddaughter - Emily Anne Hart
1974- - Emily was born on 13 MAR 1974 in Englewood, Colo

- Courtney was born on 31 JAN 1989 in Gaithersburg, Md.

- Britney was born on 13 MAY 1991 in Gaithersburg, Md.

- Draken was born on 18 APR 2008 in Keosauqua, IA

Brother - Henry Adams Johnston
(1906-1979) - Henry was born on 26 MAY 1906 in Indianapolis, Ind. and died on 21 NOV 1979 (age: 73) in Zionsville, Ind.

- Estelle was born on 18 JAN 1910 in Indianapolis, Ind and died on 8 OCT 1911 (age: 1) in Indianapolis, Ind

First Cousin - Winant was born on 2 JUL 1890 in Indianapolis, Ind. and died on 26 JAN 1960 (age: 69) in Arlington, VA

First Cousin - Indianapolis Star - Nov 12, 1932 - Russell was born on 30 NOV 1890 and died on 16 MAY 1937 (age: 46) in indianapois, IN

- Henry was born on 9 MAY 1907 in Indianapolis, IN and died on 10 DEC 1973 (age: 66) in Indianapois, IN

First Cousin - Samuel P. Adams
(1906-) - taken at wedding of Paul Kimball and Dorothy Johnston in 1943. - Samuel was born on 21 JUN 1913 in Indianapolis. Indiana and died on 22 JUN 2004 (age: 91) in Leland, Leelanau, Michigan

William Hacker and Barbara Lang - William, Jr was born on 8 JUL 1908 and died on 19 FEB 2000 (age: 91)

Grandfather - Samuel A. Johnston
1830-1907 - Samuel, Sr. was born on 22 JUN 1830 in Franklin, Johnson County, Indiana and died on 16 MAR 1907 (age: 76) in Indianapolis, Ind

- Estelle was born on 1846 in New York and died on 1930 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Grandfather - Henry, Sr. was born on 8 APR 1844 in Indianapolis, Ind and died on 14 NOV 1910 (age: 66) in Indianapolis, Ind

- Stella was born on 17 JUN 1846 in Georgetown, Dc and died on 29 AUG 1904 (age: 58) in Indianapolis, Ind.

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