William Andrew Kimmel and Estelle Mitchell Heard Kimmel
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Estelle Kimmel, Vella Rape (daughter) and W.A. Kimmel
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Biography

William Andrew KIMMEL was born in Omaha, Morris Co., Texas on March 5, 1875 and died August 31, 1945 in Dickens County. He married Estelle Mitchell HEARD in Omaha, Morris Co., TX December 11, 1901. She was born in Gadston, Alabama October 20, 1882 and died September 26, 1962 in Waco, TX.
The Kimmels had 10 Children:
Charlie Clifton     b. Oct. 26, 1902     d. Dec. 2, 1964 (Eastland)      married Ruby MOORE     Mar 7, 1926
Vella Amanda (Rape)     b. Jan 6, 1904     d. July 14, 1980       married Thomas Lewis RAPE     Dec 4, 1921
Carrie Heard (Rutledge)     b. Sept 24, 1905    Oct. 14, 1997      married William (Bill) RUTLEDGE     Oct 1, 1922
William Q.     b. May 6, 1907     d. Aug 6, 1956      married Nelie May KERLEY     Feb 22, 1928
Joe Bailey     b. Mar 18, 1909     d. Jul 21, 1967      married Gracie WESTFALL     Dec 8, 1929
Judson Harmon     b. Apr 1, 1912     d. Jan. 4, 1988 (Snyder)      married Dixie WOODSON     Nov. 5, 1932
John T.     b. Aug 27, 1914      married Emma Lee (Freck) EARNEST     Apr 2, 1955
Robert Lee     Nov 10, 1916      married Mattie Ellen PAYNE     Aug 26, 1937
Thelma Estelle (Scott)     Oct 1, 1921      married Charles SCOTT     July 19, 1941
James Curtis     b. Feb. 18, 1924      married Mae Whitehead McDONALD     April 12, 1951

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     KIMMEL, William Andrew
     Born: Mar 5, 1875 in Omaha, Morris Co., TX
     Died: Aug 31, 1945 in Spur, TX
     Father: John KIMMEL b. 9/14/1843
     Mother: Pressia SMITH b. 3/16/1842
     Married: Dec 11, 1901 at Omaha, TX
     Spouse: Estelle Mitchell HEARD
     Born: Oct 20, 1882 at Gladson, Ala.
     Died: Sep 26, 1962 in Hillcrest Hosp. Waco, TX
     Father: William Quarles HEARD (1846 - 1918)
     Mother: Margaret Ann Carrie HAGGARD  (1860 - 1930)

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William A. Kimmel, Spur Resident for 25 Years, Passes

After a long and serious illness William A. Kimmel, a resident of Spur for a quarter of a century, succumbed at 9:30 p.m. Friday at his home.

Funeral was held at 5 p.m. Saturday at the First Baptist church, Spur. The Reverends Ed Denton, Hollis, OK, P.A. Arnold and C.F. Gilbert, Spur officiated.

A native Texan, Kimmel was born March 5, 1857 in Omaha, TX on Dec. 11, 1901, he married Miss Estell M. Heard at Omaha. In February, 1920 they moved to Spur. He was a member of the Baptist church having been converted in 1898.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Estell Kimmel, seven sons, Charlie, John T., Joe Bailey Kimmel of Spur; Willie Kimmel, Van Nuys, CA; Robert Kimmel of Lewisville; Harrison Kimmel of Snyder, and Pvt. Curtis Kimmel in the Philippines; three daughters, Mrs. T.L. Rape, Mrs. Charlie Scott of Spur and Mrs. Bill Rutledge of Waco; one brother, George E. Kimmel of Omaha; one sister, Mrs. Tom Harro of Omaha, and 22 grandchildren.

Persons from out of town attending the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. D.J. Bolch and daughter, Miss Tempe Bolch of O´Donnel; Mr. and Mrs. Virgil Phipps and son of Lamesa; D.S. Heard of Texarkana; Mrs. J.R. Hampton and son of Naples; J.R. Heard of Omaha; G.E. Heard, C.H. Heard and First Lieut. Lucille Heard of Dallas; J.M. Heard of Tyler; Mrs. G.H. Rainey and Mrs. Joe Morris of Houston; Mr. and Mrs. Noel Crofton of California and Mrs. Willie Boozier of Ralls.

Interment was in Spur. Chandler Funeral Home had charge of the funeral arrangements.

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Wm. A. Kimmel Dies at Spur

Wm. A. Kimmel, 70, died at Spur on Friday, August 31st, following a long illness. Funeal services were held at 5:00 o´clock September 1st at the Baptist church in Spur with Rev. Ed Denton officiating. Burial was made in the Spur Cemetery.

A son of the late John and Prissie Kimmel, Wm. Kimmel was born and reared in the Lone Star community northwest of Omaha, and lived there until he moved to Spur several years ago.

His survivors include his wife, the former Estele Heard of the Center Point community; ten children and a number of grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. T.J. Harrott of the Lone Star community; a brother, G.E. Kimmel of Omaha, and any other relatives and friends.

Paper unknown, September 13, 1945

Mrs. W. A. Kimmel, 79, of Route 1, Girard died at 11:20 p.m. Wednesday in a Waco hospital.

The body was taken to Spur today where funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church. Burial will be in Spur Cemetery.

Mrs. Kimmel was born in Alabama. She had lived in Waco only four months.

Survivors include six sons, C.C. Kimmel of Girard, J.B. Kimmel of Quitman, J.H. Kimmel of Snyder, J.T. Kimmel of Gustine, R.L. Kimmel of Louisville, and J.C. Kimmel of Garland; three daughters, Mrs. Carrie Rutledge of 1914 Baylor, Mrs. Vella Rape of Asten, and Mrs. Thelma Scott of Lubbock; three brothers, Dan Heard of Texoma, W.J. Heard of Dallas and J.M. Heard of Tyler; a sister, Mrs. Erma Hampton of Naples; 29 grandchildren and 31 great grandchildren.

Wilkirson and Hatch Funeral Home, 1124 Washington Avenue

©Waco Times Herald, September 27, 1962
From the records of Thelma Scott


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