Sep 282011
 

While I grew up thirty miles away in Lima,  my family search takes me to Hardin County, Ohio where both sets of my grandparents were married.

 

Frank Kimble and Clara Goddard
18 May 1892

Frank Kimble and Clara Goddard were married on 18 May 1892 in Ada, Ohio.   Like so many Americans of that era, Frank was a farmer, plowing his rich 40 acres with a mule.   It would be more than 35 years before electricity came to their farm.

Frank and Clara had six children: Ethel, Roy, Avery, Marcellus (Ted), Cora and Anna, my mother.

Frank kept a diary, which I have had the privilege of reading.   Neighbors helped neighbors harvest, build barns and split wood.  Along with their neighbors Frank and Clara did their part in supporting the one room school house and the Sugar Grove Methodist Church.

Frank and Clara Kimble 50th Anniversary

This picture is from their 50th wedding anniversary, celebrated surrounded by family and freinds.   Frank Kimble died on 16 Jan 1948.  Clara died on 28 Feb 1954.  They are buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada, Ohio.

As I research my family stories in Hardin County, I appreciate the hard working volunteers at the Hardin County Genealogy Society, who have rescued many records from the dumpsters and have expanded their office to house their growing collection.

Kimble Family

 

Frank and Clara Goddard Kimble
1892

Frank Kimble was born on 15 Jun 1870 in Crawford County, Ohio to Anna Marie Kimble and father unknown.

On 18 May 1892 Frank married Clara Goddard, daughter of Peter Goddard andNancy Sarah Wood.   Clara was born on 30 Sep 1872

Frank and Clara had six children: Ethel, Roy, Avery, Marcellus (Ted), Cora and Anna.

Frank Kimble died on 16 Jan 1948.  Clara died on 28 Feb 1954.  They are buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Ada, Ohio.