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Henderson in Henderson County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
 

Husband Edward Kimmel

 
 
Husband Edward Kimmel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2017
1. Husband Edward Kimmel Marker
Inscription. Born in Henderson, Kentucky on February 26, 1882. Kimmel was one of seven children of Marius Manning and Sibbella Lambert Kimmel. The family home was at 512 North Green Street (a state historical plaque marks the spot). He went through his formative school years in Henderson and graduated Valedictorian of his class at Henderson High School at age 16. The future Commander of the Pacific Fleet and some friends once capsized a sailboat and had to be fished out of the Ohio River just off Hendersonís banks. It is said that because of this incident, he almost refused his appointment to the Naval Academy. Kimmelís wife, Dorothy, was the daughter of Admiral Thomas W. Kinkaid. The couple had three sons, Manning, Thomas, and Edward (“Ned”). All three sons served in the Navy during WWII. Manning, a submarine commander, died during the war. Admiral Kimmel died in Groton, Connecticut, May 14, 1968 at age 86.
 
Location. 37° 50.503′ N, 87° 35.594′ W. Marker is in Henderson, Kentucky, in Henderson County. Marker is on North Water Street north of 2nd Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in Henderson Water Park, west of North Water Street and overlooking the Ohio River. Marker is part of the Admiral Kimmel Memorial
Husband Edward Kimmel Marker (<i>this marker on left; statue & related marker to right</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2017
2. Husband Edward Kimmel Marker (this marker on left; statue & related marker to right)
at this location. Marker is on the left (south) side of the Admiral Kimmel Statue; there is a related marker on the right (north) side of the statue. Marker is in this post office area: Henderson KY 42420, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Admiral Husband Edward Kimmel (here, next to this marker); The 1937 Flood (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ohio River (within shouting distance of this marker); Audubon's Mill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Good Government League (about 300 feet away); Audubon Saw and Grist Mill (about 300 feet away); Steamboats (about 300 feet away); General "Stovepipe" Johnson (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Henderson.
 
More about this marker. Marker is a large metal plaque, mounted horizontally, near ground level, on a short concrete base.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Admiral Husband Edward Kimmel
 
Also see . . .  Husband Edward Kimmel. Kimmel graduated in 1904 from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. From 1906 to 1907 he served on several battleships in the Caribbean. In 1907 he was assigned to the USS Georgia during its participation in the circumnavigatory
Henderson Railroad Bridge across the Ohio River (<i>view northwest from marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 17, 2017
3. Henderson Railroad Bridge across the Ohio River (view northwest from marker)
cruise of the Great White Fleet. Kimmel then served in the U.S. occupation of Veracruz, Mexico, during which he was wounded in April 1914. In 1915 he was briefly appointed as an aide to Assistant Secretary of the Navy Franklin D. Roosevelt. After the war he served as Executive Officer aboard the battleship USS Arkansas, then in Washington D.C. and the Philippines, as well as commanding two destroyer divisions before attaining the rank of captain in 1926 upon completion of the senior course at the Naval War College. (Submitted on July 6, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWar, World IWar, World IIWars, Non-US
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 10, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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