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Name Stanford, Ruth (Kimball) (1889-1990)
Born Aug 23, 1889
Birthplace Lovell, ME
Places of Residence Standish, ME
Lovell, ME - Kimball-Stanford House, also known as the Moses Hutchins House.
Father Sumner Kimball
Mother Carrie Eastman (Walker) Kimball
Education Fryeburg Academy
Castine Normal School
Notes Married at Fryeburg 11/25/1920. Mother died in 1894 and Ruth was raised by her father's second wife, Martha I.(Caldwell) (Stanton) Kimball.
Buried in Cemetery No. 4.
Occupation Town of Lovell Tax Collector
Spouse Charles Frederick Stanford
Children no children
Deceased Jun 10, 1990
Deceased Where Lovell, ME

Associated Records

Births 1892-1939; Births, Marriages & Deaths 1910-1945 - 1974.02.0686

Lovell's Town Clerk, Mary (Taylor) Fox, indexed Lovell's births and marriages from 1892 through 1939. Deaths are not included. Additionally, using the Town Clerk's reports found in the town's annual reports, Richard E. Bedford transcribed Lovell's births, marriages and deaths from 1910 to 1945. Bedford's 2002 transcription also includes an index. We have two bound copies and a floppy disc.

Obituaries - 1974.02.0692

Nine notebooks of obituary newsclippings, all indexed.

Boston Post Cane - 1974.02.0903

Information about the Boston Post Cane. Located in the file category "Events".

Kimball-Stanford Collection, Box 1 - 1990.01.0093

A 10x12 clamshell archival box containing material from the Kimball-Stanford Collection organized under the following categories: -Correspondence from Sumner Kimball -Correspondence to Sumner Kimball -Correspondence to Elbridge Gerry Kimball -Correspondence to Carrie Kimball -Correspondence to Perley C. Hartford -Correspondence to Ruth & Charles Stanford -Cottage Furnishings at Aquapina, 1924 -Eastern State Normal School -Elbridge Kimball's Family Records -Kimball Family Tax Valuations, Notes by Sumner Kimball -Medical & Funeral Expenses for Carrie Kimball -Advertisements -West Oxford Agricultural Society Program, 1859 -Pattern for a Jointed Rag Doll -"The Humanitarian Side of

Kimball-Stanford Collection, Box 2 - 1990.01.0094

An 11x17 archival box containing the following material from the Kimball-Stanford Collection: -Jordan Marsh & Co. catalog, Fall & Winter 1892 (with newsclippings on preserving & recipes -Rev. G. W. Quinby editor, Fifteen Sermons together with as many Prayers from Fifteen Universalist Clergymen of Maine, 1845 -Ruth Kimball's Composition Book (with poems transcribed by Sumner Kimball) -The Household Receipt Book for 1877 -Brief data on Increase Sumner , 1746-1799 -The Maine Scholars Manual by Edward C. Reynolds, 1880 -New Testament, 1895 presented to Ruth Kimball by Martha Kimball -Ruth Kimball's hair, cut June 17, 1894 when she was four years old -The Handbook of Ipswich History by Cl

Cookbooks - 2009.01.0070

An 11x17 archival box with an assortment of Lovell cookbooks. The box contains: Ruth Stanford's Recipe Book; McAllister's "Good Home Cooking"; "Hood's Cook Book, Number Three"; "Hood's High Street Cook Book"; "Heirloom Recipes" by the Lovell Historical Society (2 copies); "The Ladies Aid Cook Book", compiled by the Center Lovell Congregational Church; "A Collection of Tried and Tested Recipes" published by the Ladies of The Christian Church in Center Lovell (2 copies); "Good Housekeeping's Book of Meals" owned by Lottie LeBaron; the Village Church "Ladies' Aid Cook Book"; 2002 "Lovell Old Home Days Community Cookbook".

Kimball-Stanford House Collection - 2012.41.0001

An 11x17 archival box with a collection of material the Morris family found when they purchased the Kimball-Stanford House from Ruth Stanford. The collection includes: Two of Sumner Kimball's writing books, one dated 1860 Ruth Kimball's writing book, Summer term, AD 1902, Miss Abbie Woodbury teacher Five of John B. Kimball's penmanship books Eight of Ruth Kimball's Applied Arts Drawing books Four of Albert Kimball' penmanship books Unidentified Kimball penmanship book The Old Oaken Bucket by Samuel Woodworth. Given to Ruth Kimball by Beth Walker.

Image of Ruth (Kimball) Stanford and Robert Littlefield - 1974.02.0137

Ruth (Kimball) Stanford and Robert Littlefield - 1974.02.0137

Ruth Stanford and Robert Littlefield sitting on a picnic bench.

Image of Ruth (Kimball) Stanford - 1974.02.0477

Ruth (Kimball) Stanford - 1974.02.0477

Ruth (Kimball) Stanford. 2 copies.

Image of Fashion Show Co-Ordinators for the Woman's Library Club, August 1962 - 1974.02.0261

Fashion Show Co-Ordinators for the Woman's Library Club, August 1962 - 1974.02.0261

Fashion show co-ordinators for the Lovell Woman's Library Club. From left to right: Katherine Vinton, Ruth Stanford, Cecile Goodwillie, Irene Walker, Madge (Heald) Paisley, Avis Cram, Eunice (Eastman) Carroll and Eleanor Walker. The picture was in the newspaper with this heading: "Pictured from left to right are Mrs. S. B. Vinton, president of the Lovell Woman's Library Club and hostesses, Mrs. Charles F. Stanford, Miss Cecile Goodwillie, Mrs. Percy A. Walker, Mrs. John K. Paisley, Mrs. Delbert E. Cram, Mrs. Joseph F. Carroll and Miss Eleanor L. Walker, who are in charge of the open house and garden of Mrs. Joseph F. Carroll ("Patty" Eastman), Eastman Hill Estate, Center Lovell, next Thur

Image of Kimball Family Standing Outside Their House on No. 4, 1899 - 1974.02.0464

Kimball Family Standing Outside Their House on No. 4, 1899 - 1974.02.0464

Kimball family standing outside their house on No. 4, November 6th, 1899. Written on the back by Sumner Kimball is: "House built A.D. 185 by Capt. Joseph Kimball 7th Gen. see- Kimball history page 507 No. 1014." Left to right is "William Kimball age 86, Sarah M. (Kimball) Elder age 65, Sumner Kimball age 53, Martha (Caldwell-Stanton) Kimball age 49, Miss Ruth Kimball age 10." 2nd original in file is in very poor condition.

Image of Group Photo of Elderly Women - 1974.02.0465

Group Photo of Elderly Women - 1974.02.0465

Photo of Beatrice Libby, Adah Malia, Frances Eastman, Marion Hurd, Irene Walker and Ruth Stanford. Taken at Adah Malia's home.

Image of Frances Heath, Marion Rodgerson and Ruth Stanford - 1974.02.0540

Frances Heath, Marion Rodgerson and Ruth Stanford - 1974.02.0540

Frances Heath, Marion Rodgerson and Ruth Stanford. 2 copies.

Image of Ruth Stanford and Another Woman - 1974.02.0589

Ruth Stanford and Another Woman - 1974.02.0589

Two women standing outside. Ruth Stanford is to the right.

Image of Ruth Stanford and Another Woman - 1974.02.0590

Ruth Stanford and Another Woman - 1974.02.0590

Ruth Standford on left and another woman.

Image of Group of Lovell Women - 1974.02.1334

Group of Lovell Women - 1974.02.1334

Group of women. They have been identified as follows. Back row, left to right: Violet Plummer, Alice Walker, Doris Stearns, unknown, unknown, Marion Hurd, Mary Watson, unknown, Ruth Stanford, unknown. Front row, left to right: unknown, Irene Walker. The location of the original is unknown.

Image of Ruth Kimball - 1986.01.0041

Ruth Kimball - 1986.01.0041

Ruth Kimball as a young lady.

Image of Portrait of Ruth Kimball, Age 8 - 1986.01.0001

Portrait of Ruth Kimball, Age 8 - 1986.01.0001

Written on back: "Miss Ruth Kimball (Stanford) ar. 8 yr, For Mamma, Given to L H.S. by Ruth K Stanford Mar 31 1986 Photo taken on July 4, 1898" Maine Memory Net: "The daughter of Sumner Kimball and Carrie Walker, Ruth was born in Lovell, ME. She married Charles F. Stanford, and was a longtime resident of Lovell. She served as Tax Collector for many years."

Image of Schoolhouse at No. 4, Fall 1902 - 1986.01.0006

Schoolhouse at No. 4, Fall 1902 - 1986.01.0006

School House in District 4. Standing outside are the following, as written on the back of one of the photos: Scholars: Earl Keniston, Carl A. Keniston, Grace Ring, Lillian Rose, Alice Eastman, Margie Harrington, Ruth K. Kimball, Etta Gilman, Dell Gilman. Teacher: Miss Abbie E. Woodbury, Sweden, ME. The photo was taken by Prof. Henry B. Chambers, a cousin to Sumner Kimball, of New Orleans, LA. Second photo is in file. Maine Memory Net: "The Number 4 Schoolhouse in Lovell, Maine, ca. 1890. Located on the left side of Old Waterford Rd., a little north Fern Drive. In 1858 this little school served 66 students. Written on face of mount "Built in 1847-8 by David Stone Sold May 26th 1906

Image of Students at Schoolhouse No. 4 - 1986.01.0007

Students at Schoolhouse No. 4 - 1986.01.0007

Group photo of the students at Schoolhouse No. 4 taken in 1902. Abbie E. Woodbury, the teacher, is at the left of the photo. Pupil to teachers left is one of the Kenistons, who lived above the schoolhouse on the right side of the road. Girl in center of back row is Ruth Kimball. (note: see photo # 81 to identify students)