New Jersey Obituaries - 1899 - Dr. Walter S. Kimball

Dr. Walter S. Kimball died at Lakewood just before midnight on Saturday. If he had lived half an hour longer he would have died on his 72d birthday. He had been ailing for five years with a complication of diseases. The funeral was held yesterday at his late home at Lakewood and the burial was at Fair View cemetery at Headdon's Corner.

Dr Kimball was born in Lewis county, New York, and graduated from Hamilton college about fifty years ago. Previous to beginning the practice of medicine he taught school at Fair Haven and at other places in this part of Monmouth county. He began the practice of medicine at Little Silver and afterward went to Eatontown, where he remained nearly forty years. When the Monmouth county beach became popular with New York people he established a fine practice along shore. Several years ago he built a house at Monmouth Beach for his summer occupancy.

Dr. Kimball was an eminent man in his profession and had served as president of the Homoeopathic society. He was famous as a chess and checker player and had taken part in a number of tournaments. He had played with Paul Morphy and others of the great chess players of their times.

Dr. Kimball leaves a widow and six children. The children are Dr. Reuel B. Kimball and Winfield S. Kimball of New York, Dr. Paul T. Kimball of Lakewood, Mrs. Adaline Stilwell and Mrs. Edmund Wilson of Red Bank; and Miss Laura C. Kimball of Lakewood.

Source: Red Bank Register, Wednesday, October 25, 1899