Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Tombstone Tuesday - The Kimball Plots in La Vista Memorial Park, National City, California

While the family of Kimball is very well-known in San Diego, especially in National City, where Warren, Levi, Frank and George Kimball settled in the 1870s,   They set aside the land in southeastern National City for La Vista Memorial Park, and there are 14 Kimballs buried there, according to Find A Grave.

There is a Kimball memorial that stands just outside of the fenced in Kimball plot:

Some of the Kimball gravestones that I photographed in 2008 are:

*  Flora M. (Morrill) Kimball (1829-1898):

*  Frank A. Kimball (1832-1913) and Sarah C. (Currier) Kimball (1838-1912):

*  Warren C. Kimball (1829-1913):

These Kimball families were born in New Hampshire and came west in about 1860, first settling in the San Francisco Bay area and coming to San Diego before 1870.

My great-grandfather, Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946) came to San Diego in 1887 and worked with and for the Kimballs in National City for several years.

The enclosed area for these Kimball gravestones is near the gravestones for my 2nd great-grandparents, David Jackson and Rebecca (Spangler) Carringer - see Tombstone Tuesday - David J., Rebecca and Devier D. Carringer in La Vista Memorial Park, National City, California.  You can see the Kimball fenced area on the photo in that post. 

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