Joseph Kimbal Hemphill, undated

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Description

A matted portrait of Joseph Kimbal Hemphill. The writing on the bottom right hand corner reads "Townsend 22 Clinton Street, Iowa City, IA," indicating the photo was taken by Timothy (Theo) Wesley Townsend, a photographer who owned a studio in Iowa City (Langdon & Langdon).

Hemphill was born in Oneida County, New York on November 16, 1823 to Robert and Lucy (Kimbal) Hemphill. As a young man, he pioneered his way to Johnson County by skiff, steamer, and walking, arriving on July 12, 1845.

After joining the California Gold Rush in 1850, he returned to Johnson County and married Mary Ellen Ward on August 14, 1853. They owned 160 acres of land northwest of Clarksville (Coralville) and purchased additional property in 1875. Hemphill served on the board of trustees of the West Lucas Township and the school board. He was survived after his death on January 23, 1904 by Mary Ellen and their seven children (Lovetinsky et al., p. 105-106).

Creator

T.W. Townsend

Publisher

Coralville Public Library. Coralville Digital History Library.

Date

Unknown

Rights

Educational use only, no other permissions given.

Format

jpeg

Language

English

Coverage

Iowa City, Iowa

Files

82.102.jpg

Citation

T.W. Townsend, “Joseph Kimbal Hemphill, undated,” Coralville Digital History Library, accessed October 19, 2021, https://coralvilledigitalhistory.omeka.net/items/show/73.

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